SUMP-PLUS Final Conference

26 January 2023, 09:30 - 17:15
Brussels & online (hybrid), Belgium- Maison de la Poste, Gare Maritime, Picardstraat / Rue Picard 7

Equipping Cities to Deliver Zero Carbon and Achieve their Mobility Visions

In a carbon constrained world, the vision for transitioning to healthy, liveable and sustainable Net Zero cities is gathering pace among policymakers, citizens and other stakeholders. A key component of this vision is the transportation sector that needs to cut GHG emissions, reduce congestion and air pollution, while ensuring accessibility, safety and security, and the efficient movement of goods and people. Hence in recent years the shift towards sustainable mobility has intensified, with the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) being crucial to this development. While having been introduced in 2013, SUMPs still face several gaps. Realistic implementation pathways are missing. Cities - particularly small- and medium-sized ones – often lack the resources, competencies and governance capacities to formulate, implement and evaluate SUMPs. In addition, links between mobility and other sectors that generate mobility demand, such as education, health and tourism, are frequently underdeveloped.

The CIVITAS SUMP PLUS project, a 42-month project funded under H2020 and led by the City of Antwerp, seeks to support cities of varying sizes and at varying stages of development to bridge these implementation gaps and become accessible, green and liveable places where people can easily meet their daily needs and move from A to B. In this effort, the project created new approaches and tools and introducing these in co-creation laboratories in six cities - Antwerp (Belgium), Alba Iulia (Romania), Greater Manchester (UK), Klaipeda (Lithuania), Lucca (Italy), and Platanias (Greece). 

This conference provides a unique opportunity to reach out to politicians, practitioners, and researchers to disseminate research findings and lessons learned. Through these actions, SUMP-PLUS aims at putting mobility where it belongs – at the heart of sustainable urban transformation.


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