New project CH4LLENGE tackles key challenges of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning!

The newest project at UBC EnvCom named CH4LLENGE has been now officially started. The goal of CH4LLENGE (Addressing Key Challenges of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning) is to actively facilitate the take-up of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) in European cities, and to establish a cross- initiative dialogue on overcoming SUMP challenges.

Building on previous experiences and lessons from earlier and on-going national and European SUMP initiatives, the consortium has identified common challenges which pose significant barriers in the wider take up of SUMPs. The project addresses the challenges in the process of SUMP development and implementation by:

  • developing transferable solutions to overcome challenges related to participation of stakeholders
  • providing transferable strategies to overcome challenges related to institutional cooperation
  • elaborating a solid approach to identify SUMP effective measures and measure packages
  • presenting transferable solutions to overcoming challenges related to monitoring and evaluation of the process and measures

9 cities Amiens (FR), Dresden (DE), Gent (BE), West Yorkshire (UK), Brno (CZ), Budapest (HU), Krakow (PL), Timisoara (RO) and Zagreb (HR) will overcome the challenges by piloting strategies and developing clear hand-on guidance for decision makers and practitioners in local authorities around Europe. At the end of the project the results will be gathered in practical resource kits.

In addition the project will support 30 European cities at different stages of working with SUMP and offer them guidance and training possibilities to develop or further improve their SUMPs. From UBC network Jyväskylä, Turku and Kotka from Finland, Gdynia from Poland, Kaunas from Lithuania and Tartu from Estonia and Kalmar from Sweden will be closely involved with the CH4LLENGE project.

UBC Commission on Environment is responsible for the dissemination and communication activities within the project. More information about CH4LLENGE will soon be available at the project’s website.

We welcome all UBC cities to follow our progress!

For more information, please contact:

Maija Rusanen
Project Coordinator

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