The SUITS Conference “Stimulating transport innovation through capacity building in small-medium local authorities” will take place on the 21st November 2018, from 09:00 to 17:30. at the Coventry Transport Museum, in Coventry, UK.
The world is changing and Local Authorities need to stay ahead of the curve – though, it is harder for small and medium-sized authorities to innovate than their larger counterparts. Current research has shown that capacity gaps in small-medium local authorities’ knowledge and work practices, which may have arisen due government and economic cutbacks, re-organisation, changing technology (e.g. opendata), new business entrants, shifts in mobility, changing expectations of citizens and new directives (e.g. in terms of financing and procurement), exist. Significantly, these gaps impact at individual, organisational and institutional levels, all of which need to be recognised in a far-reaching capacity building programme capable of making transport departments resilient and responsive to new challenges.
The SUITS Consortium is inviting representatives from research institutions and universities, the larger scientific community, transport industry, transport service providers, cities representatives, local regional bodies, national and regional authorities, regulators, policy makers, civil society, media representatives, and public and private research & development (R&D) partners in the field of innovative transport to discuss the challenges associated with the capacity building in small-medium cities as to stimulate innovation in transport concepts and services through a citizen-oriented socioeconomic approach.
The SUITS Conference includes a dynamic and interactive mixture of expert speeches, poster presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and field visits designed to showcase international good practice in sustainable mobility for cities and engage the participants in an active discussion on diverse relevant issues.
SUITS project will be present at the European Commission’s 5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) will take place on 14-15 May in Nicosia, Cyprus.
This is Europe’s leading annual event for all those involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice. It serves as a forum for policy makers and academics across Europe to network, debate key issues and exchange ideas on sustainable urban mobility planning. Attendance is free of charge.
In line with the European Commission having dedicated the year 2018 to the promotion of multimodality, the theme of this year’s conference is multimodality, with a focus on the integration of transport modes and combined mobility solutions for passengers and freight in cities and regions.
SUITS project is co-organising the Session D5: Zooming in on Eastern Europe: Looking through a culturally different lens on SUMPs, on Tuesday 15th May, from 13:30-15:00.Read more..
On the 21st of December 2017 Regional Development Agency Centre – the Managing Authority for the Regional Operational Program at Centre Region level is organising the conference dedicated to the implementation of the CHESTNUT project – CompreHensive Elaboration of STrategic plaNs for sustainable Urban Transport financed by Interreg Danube Transnational Programme where Alba Iulia Municipality is partner.Read more..
The CIVITAS FORUM 2017 Conference will take place on 27-29 September 2017 in Torres Vedras, Portugal. In the context of the FORUM, which brings together the CIVITAS community from across Europe, the three CIVITAS SUMP projects – PROSPERITY, SUITS and SUMPs-Up – are jointly organising a World Café session, which will take place on 27 September 2017. The aim of this session is to bring together inspiring best practises of planning processes in small and mid-sized cities and thus inspire participants to discuss the wider economic benefits of SUMP investments beyond the city borders. The city of Kalamaria, partner in SUITS, will introduce the discussion on identifying knowledge gaps with regard to urban mobility and on sharing knowledge and good practices on the matter with other cities.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 690650.
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