CIVITAS SUMP-PLUS is helping towns and cities of all sizes and at varying stages of development to enhance their SUMP and SULP implementation process and address diverse mobility challenges.
It will achieve this by working in co-creation laboratories in six cities – Antwerp (Belgium), Alba Iulia (Romania), Greater Manchester (UK), Klaipeda (Lithuania), Lucca (Italy), and Platanias (Greece). In some labs, groups of citizens will develop context-specific mobility transformation pathways. For local authorities with no SUMP and lacking the resources to produce one, SUMP-PLUS is developing a “SUMP-lite” approach.
The labs further along on their SUMP journey will test new, innovative solutions for more efficient and sustainable freight and passenger transport. The project will also forge stronger links with other urban system components, such as education, health and land-use planning. Finally, new partnerships and business models will be tested that allow mobility objectives to be met cost effectively through public-private partnerships.
Following intensive application, demonstration and evaluation, this rigorous evidence base will inspire practical guidance tools and a comprehensive training programme. Through these actions, SUMP-PLUS is laying the foundations for a new generation of SUMP cities and putting mobility where it belongs – at the heart of sustainable urban transformation.
The project is coordinated by Stad Antwerpen.
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This project has received funding from the. European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 814881.