Webinar: Inclusion of suburban/peripheral neighbourhoods in sustainable mobility planning

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

Joint CIVITAS ECCENTRIC and CE INTERREG LOW-CARB webinar on 17 September 2019

Suburban/peripheral areas today receive less attention than the urban areas when it comes to sustainable mobility solutions and policies. Suburban areas show a high demand for mobility, e.g. from daily commuters, into city centers on a daily basis and thus adequate measures and solutions should be implemented to fulfill that demand. The suburban areas have remained largely unaddressed in terms of dealing with high demand for passenger and freight traffic. Moreover, due to increasingly high urban centre developments, additional pressure hast been imposed on suburban areas, which then face specific challenges of:

  • Becoming sufficiently appealing to avoid an unnecessary traffic flow towards the city centre
  • Providing sustainable and high quality mobility options to enable and encourage car independent lifestyles and
  • Planning the urban future according to carbon neutral mobility principles

Note that the webinar schedule is in CET (Central European Time)! 


11:00   Welcome and Introduction to the topic  - Ana Dragutescu, ICLEI

11:15   Inclusion of peripheral neighbourhoods in ECCENTRIC City Stockholm  - Paul Fenton, City of Stockholm

11:35   SUMPs for functional urban areas – where to start? Strategies and tools from the LOW-CARB project Wolfgang Backhaus, Rupprecht Consult

11:55   LOW CARB: City of Koprivnica Nebojsa Kalanj, City of Koprivnica

12:15   Questions and discussion

12:30   End