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Integrated urban mobility planning for creating livable cities

The thematic group “Integrated Planning” deals with activities and projects that facilitate integrated planning practices towards more sustainable urban mobility. Cooperative and systematic planning approaches, which integrate stakeholders, develop measures and measure packages balancing all transport modes, and are accompanied by monitoring and evaluation actions to measure achievements, are the basis for a strategic development of a sustainable transport network and mobility patterns. The work is oriented towards the principles of the European Commissions’ concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP), which is a showcase for a new planning culture for European cities and regions. SUMP also opens up the possibility for governance and planning processes to integrate the urban transport network into regional and upper-network levels such as the Trans European transport network (TEN-T) in order to ease the burden of traffic on urban areas and to improve connectivity. Integrated planning approaches are also becoming more and more relevant for cities in emerging and developing countries, in order to tackle increasing motorisation and negative impacts of transport movements.

Key words for our thematic group  are: Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning, Governance and stakeholder cooperation, Urban and regional planning, and development of Urban Nodes in the TEN-T, SUMP in developing and emerging countries.

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For more information on integrated planning and SUMPs, please contact the thematic moderator Susanne.

Submitted by Bruno Duarte on 27/07/2015

EU cities are invited to participate in the sixth edition of the Access City Award - The European Prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities and older people.

European cities over 50 000 inhabitants will have the opportunity to present their activities and strategies designed to make cities barrier-free, better places for everyone to live and work.

For more information, please refer to: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=89&newsId=2237&furth...

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Submitted by Simone Bosetti on 16/04/2015

Planning urban mobility is a complex undertaking for any city, even more so when urban functions, people and mobility are scattered across different towns of polycentric or cross-border regions.
Indeed, planning mobility in polycentric and cross-border regions requires the coordination of policies and services of many stakeholders – transport and urban planners, local and regional policy makers, urban and interurban public transport providers – within and across different centres and administrative boundaries.

The CIVITAS Integrated Planning Thematic Group is organising a webinar on 6th May 2015 @ 3 PM CET to debate on the methodology to develop a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for regions with a polycentric or cross-border profile, bringing together key stakeholders to initiate dialogue across institutional and geographic boundaries.

First, the Poly-SUMP methodology for urban mobility planning in complex regions will be presented. Then, two different experiences from cities and regions of the CIVITAS Forum Network will be offered: Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia (EL), Nova Gorica (SI) and Gorizia (IT) will provide an outlook on the challenges and potentials of planning mobility respectively on a polycentric and cross-border region.

To learn more, have a look at the event page.

Join the WEBINAR by registering here.

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Submitted by Tito Stefanelli on 07/05/2015

 Find more at the presentation by J. Bartlett

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Submitted by Sarah Martens on 28/04/2015

The city of Utrecht not only uses segmentation to organise targeted campaigns for behaviour change. The notion of "Focus on the user" is also central to the city's Mobility Management action plan. 

On 28 April, Mark Degenkamp of the city of Utrecht presented to the Thematic Group on Mobility Management the city's experiences with segmentation techniques. His presentation and a recording of the webinar are available at the Thematic Group page under 'Resources'. With an online Travel Style Test (link in Dutch), people can be allocated to 8 different types of travellers according to their behaviour and attitudes. These segmentation techniques have also inspired mobility planning in the city.

The mobility management action plan is not organised in chapters per transport mode, but the chapters represent different target groups. For the new SUMP, the city also investigated how the residents of different city areas are distributed over the different segments of travel styles. This shows clearly that certain parts of town attract certain types of travellers.

This example shows how surveys, campaigns and mobility planning can influence and inform each other.

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Submitted by Tito Stefanelli on 30/04/2015

 Find more at the presentation by L. Pavic-Rogosic 

 

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Submitted by Tito Stefanelli on 29/04/2015

Find more at the presentation by A. Frye

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Submitted by Tito Stefanelli on 29/04/2015

Find more at the presentation by A. Nordin 

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Submitted by Simone Bosetti on 19/03/2015

At the CIVITAS Thematic Group on Integrated Planning we are busy in organizing activities and events for the upcoming period and I would like to announce a couple of interesting opportunities for you.

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2015

The 13th edition of the CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place in Ljubljana between the 7th and 9th of October 2015.
That is the annual flagship event of the CIVITAS Forum Network of cities, as well as a very important conference in the urban mobility field (typically around 400 persons attend the event).
The theme of the Conference will be “Sharing the city” with a focus on sustainable urban mobility as an important driver to build an accessible and liveable city for all, as well as to constantly improve the quality of urban life.

Importantly, you may be interested to participate as a speaker and present your experiences, results and activities.
Well, the call for speaker is open and the deadline is the 24th April.
Indeed, more than one topic is related to the Integrated Planning theme:

  • Urban planning, use of land and mobility: does your city have a shared vision?
  • Planning and implementing urban mobility: the importance of shared governance.
  • From theory to practice: concrete and successful example of SUMP national approach/ SUMPs as drivers of equity in sharing the city.
  • Gender issue and mobility for venerable users (elderly, children, disable).

So, please, don’t be shy!
Being a speaker at the Forum Conference allows you to have an active role in the urban mobility debate (and travel expensed are reimbursed!).

EU Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

The second edition will be held on 16 - 17 June 2015 in Bucharest, Romania.
The European Conference is the principal annual event on SUMPs enabling this international community of practitioners, policy makers and academics from across Europe to come together to debate key issues, highlight developments in mobility planning and exchange ideas and experience.
It is organized within the European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, to which CIVITAS is part.
Within the conference theme, ‘sustainable mobility for everyone’, attendees will explore how the SUMP concept can be adjusted to suit different city geographic contexts, scales and budgets; as well as approaches that can be taken to ensure mobility and accessibility is improved for everyone in society.

CIVITAS member cities and practitioners are warmly invited to participate and contribute to the conference via this group.
Just send me a message if you are interested to present a contribution in one of the technical sessions about:

  • Participation and involving “hard to reach groups”
  • Making mobility affordable – practical approaches
  • Supporting accessibility for older people

Again, speakers chosen among TG members will have travel expenses covered.

I am at your disposal for any further information you may need.

Simone Bosetti
Moderator of the Integrated Planning TG
bosetti@trt.it

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Submitted by Simone Bosetti on 21/01/2015

In the last months, at the CIVITAS Integrated Planning Thematic Group we have been working on gender-sensitive mobility planning. We have collected, analyzed, elaborated and shared inputs, experiences and perspectives from/with the CIVITAS community and beyond.

The recommended approach, as well as real-life experiences and perspectives, were presented and discussed in a webinar last November. The recording of the webinar, the presentations of the speakers and the answers to the question raised by the participants elaborated by the concerned speakers afterwards, are now available at the event webpage.

To learn more on this topic, please have a look at the CIVITAS Policy Note: Gender equality and mobility: mind the gap!.

In a nutshell, there is also an infographic.

Other relevant documents are also available at the Integrated Planning TG page under the “Resources” tab.

Want to lean more, share your experience, propose your ideas? Join the Group and discuss it with your peers on CIVITAS Interactive.

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Submitted by Simone Bosetti on 03/10/2014

A seminar on institutional cooperation in urban and regional mobility is going to be organised in Munich, Germany on 26 November 2014 by the PUMAS project.

Practitioners interested in presenting and sharing their experiences are invited and called to contact the organizer of the workshop Michael C. Laubenheimer (e-mail: mcl@lbh-consulting.eu) by  the 15th October 2014. Please consider that travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the PUMAS project.

Urban and regional mobility is a complex issue. The transport of people and goods is not an end in itself; instead, it is a means to satisfy the multifaceted needs of citizens and companies. This requires cooperation and partnership beyond institutional, geographical, administrative, societal, and even language borders.

There is a long tradition of institutional cooperation in infrastructures and public transport: network planning and interdisciplinary teamwork are traditional elements of cooperation between agglomerations and their surroundings. However, the following issues should be addressed:

  • Why is institutional cooperation key in sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP)?
  • Why does institutional cooperation seem to be so difficult today? What is so difficult? What are the critical issues of successful cooperation?
  • What are the benefits of successful cooperation to people and organizations? Where are the limits?
  • What are the methods and tools for improving exchange, creating mutual trust, strengthening partnership and achieving common objectives?

This PUMAS workshop aims to discuss these questions in a very practical and hands-on way. Practitioners from urban mobility as well as from other domains will share their experiences in short warming-up presentations and make it possible for all workshop attendees to grasp this experience in role-plays which will involve everybody.

This PUMAS workshop targets young and experienced

  • planners of urban/regional mobility and of energy, environment, climate change, healthcare, demographic change, social services, etc.
  • politicians in charge of urban development
  • entrepreneurs directly or indirectly concerned by mobility issues

i.e. all those who are open-minded and ready for change and a new approach to tackle issues of general interest - not via top-down or bottom-up but through cooperation.

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CIVITAS FACTS & FIGURES: Public Involvement in CIVITAS Demo projects

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CIVITAS INFOGRAPHIC : Smart choices for cities: Cities towards Mobility 2.0: connect, share and go!

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CIVITAS FACTS&FIGURES: Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning in CIVITAS cities

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Young people’s attitude towards mobility

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CIVITAS QUOTES: If women travelled like men

Gender equality and mobility: mind the gap!

The second Policy Note by CIVITAS WIKI focuses on the topic of gender-sensitive mobility planning. In both, the International body of literature and transport planning, the gender dimension in mobility patterns and sustainability has received relatively little attention so far, even though, together with age and income, gender is considered a significant factor in accounting for differences in mobility behavior, with women recognized as being more likely to adopt sustainable travel behaviours than men.

A growing debate on this topic is ongoing at EU level and it has been re-launched within the CIVITAS Integrated Planning Thematic Group. Collaborative Interaction was set up on the CIVITAS Interactive Platform (http://www.civitas.eu/thematic-cooperation) and in the CIVITAS Urban Mobility LinkedIn Group, to collect further resources, links to other projects, practical city experiences and opinions and comments on the topic.

Policy Recommendations For EU Sustainable Mobility Concepts based on CIVITAS Experience

The Policy Recommendations present the main findings arising from the evaluation of the CIVITAS Plus Collaborative Projects (CPs), which ran from 2008-2012.

This publication was written under the auspices of the CIVITAS POINTER project, which supported five collaborative projects (CP s) implemented within the framework of the third edition of the CIVITAS programme. Evaluation and monitoring were the key stones of CIVITAS POINTER. Drawing from first-hand, corroborated statistical evidence gathered from participating cities, this publication presents the results of the CIVITAS Plus cross-site evaluation and policy assessment. These findings support the development of clear European-level policy recommendations that have the potential for being embraced by all European cities — not just those which make up the CIVITAS community.

The document seeks to identify factors that can boost the effectiveness and consistency of future strategies, thereby securing greater sustainability in urban mobility patterns. Policy makers are provided with contemporary facts for debating purposes, and a number of conclusions and recommendations based on lessons learnt from CIVITAS Plus are put forward.

She moves. Women's Issues in Transportation

Even though the gap is closing, day-to-day mobility of women still diverges from that of men. While gender issues have been considered in urban
planning since the 1970, gender differences in mobility persist. The issues at stake in enhancing women’s mobility and making transport more gender
neutral are addressed in this publication. Many of these issues have been extensively researched, but still receive limited attention in developing
gender-specific policies, programmes, and mandates. Methods to translate gender research findings into policy need to be explored. In this respect,
the gender impact of transport policies needs to be regularly assessed in monitoring their contribution to a gender-neutral transport system. As the
concept of gender-neutral transport varies significantly in place and time with respect to values, needs, choices, constraints, and impacts, genderneutral
transport needs to be addressed through international collaboration.
EU research policy gives priority to integrating the gender dimension into projects funded and co-funded under the European Commission’s Research
and Innovation Framework Programme. The recently adopted Horizon 2020 for the period 2014 to 2020 is structured to respond to societal challenges
that need innovative solutions, of which sustainable transport is high on the agenda.

Target-group oriented transportation planning: gender mobility

Target-group oriented transportation planning: gender mobility