If you imagine your city in 20 years, what would you like it to look like? A place where children can play safely? Where the air is clean? Where you can walk to do your shopping? With lots of parks and green space? Where businesses can prosper? But how do you realise such a vision? Sustainable urban mobility planning is planning for the future of your city with its people as the focus. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) mean “Planning for People”.
Sustainable urban mobility planning is an approach that fosters a planning practice and culture that aims at a truly sustainable urban transport development. Sustainable urban mobility planning is about moving in the right direction. It should grow from existing practices in European cities that already apply many of the aspects covered by a SUMP. The European Commission initiated a three-year project running from May 2010 to April 2013 to accelerate the large scale uptake of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Europe with the help of guidance, awareness-raising activities and training workshops. The activities are taking place within the framework of the ELTISplus project. Details see under www.mobilityplans.eu. The Workshop will present the concept of SUMP as effective planning tool and provide a platform for discussion. It is organised as a co-event of the EUROCITIES Mobility Forum meeting in Oslo, 6-7 June 2011, and targeted at representatives of cities from across Europe. While access to the Mobility Forum meeting is restricted to EUROCITIES members, the SUMP Workshop is an event open also for other representatives of local and regional authorities with an interest in the topic. Registration form
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