SUITS is organising a Multiplier Workshop: Building capacity and resilience in small and medium cities – Deploying SUITS transferable tools for sustainable mobility, on Friday 2nd October 2020, 11:30 – 13:00CET.
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Almost half (44%) of all EU urban citizens live in ‘medium-sized’ city regions of less than 500,000. There is still a need to take into account the requirements of the authorities of small and medium sized cities and to address existing capacity shortfalls in order to maintain and normalise sustainable mobility in policy making and transport planning and to improve the quality of urban life.
The key driver and change agent for sustainable development in transport is the city with its local authorities, stakeholder organisations and citizens. in tjis Multiplier workshop, the SUITS project will share best practice and will present a range of materials and tools to enable, in particular, small and medium-sized cities to increase capacity to finance and implement sustainable transport measures and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) that support mobility transformation. The SUITS project’s research proves that investing in capacity building of local authorities in Small-Medium cities, results fast to successful implementation of transport strategies and measures for green sustainable mobility; being a vital step to SUMPs successful implementation.
Achieving change in mobility behavior
A strong modal shift from car to sustainable transport modes is key to make our urban areas more accessible and liveable. Are European cities on the right track? What are the factors influencing modal shift and the choice of transport modes? We know that long-lasting changes in mobility behaviour often follow life-changing moments. In that sense, could the coronavirus pandemic be an opportunity for transport and planning authorities to promote sustainable transport modes?
Drawing from leading EU-funded projects, academic research and local experiences on behavioural change and mobility, the session will present and discuss initiatives that are contributing to make the shift towards sustainable urban mobility behaviours a reality.
- Juan Caballero, EUROCITIES
- Giuliana Famiglietti-Pipola, City of Coventry, e-SMARTEC
- Frank L. Fiedler, City of Dresden
- Anna Nikolaeva, University of Amsterdam
Moderated by Ann-Marie Nienaber, Coventry University
Parallel Sessions on 1st October 2020, 10:30 – 11:30 Data-driven decision making tools for small and medium-sized cities
How can data analysis be used as a tool to improve mobility and transport in cities? What are the benefits of collecting real traffic data, and what tools do small and medium-sized cities have to make to design and implement sustainable mobility measures based on scientific evidence?
The session will shed some light on these crucial issues drawing on the experience of the EU-funded SUITS project. Attendees will get familiar with efficient and cheap technologies to collect mobility data in urban areas and discover new ways sustainable mobility measures can be designed building on data collection.
Cities that have successfully tested the technologies and realised the benefits of the data collection technologies within the SUITS project will share their first-hand experience. Furthermore, the session will also feature contributions from the EU-funded WeCount and MOMENTUM projects.
- Rodric Frederix, Transport & Mobility Leuven, MOMENTUM
- Giovanni Maccani, Ideas for Change, WeCount
- Miriam Pirra, Politecnico di Torino
- Fotis K. Liotopoulos, SBOING
Moderated by Frederic Rudolph, Wuppertal Institut, SUITS.