Publications

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Leaflet with the core topics of UBC SCC and what we offer for your city.
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The EU has set an ambitious goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050. Achieving this will require efforts on all fronts and governance levels from national to local. Even though cities are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, they are also uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in both mitigating and adapting to its effects. In 2021, the Union of the Baltic Cities has launched the…
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The UBC Sustainability Action Programme 2030 is the guiding document for the whole network in the work for sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region. The Programme is an important step towards building a more inclusive, result-oriented, impact driven and dynamic city network and a platform for close collaboration towards a sustainable, green, safe and resilient Baltic Sea Region.
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This study on the potential analysis of intelligent transport systems (ITS), which forms the basis for the digitalization of traffic and mobility, is presented below. Intelligent transport systems are an indispensable component on the way to a smart city. Only if digitization is used productively and existing modal boundaries are dismantled can borderless mobility prevail as a genuine alternative…
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The report of the planning process of Turku’s new railway access to the passenger harbour outlines the different steps, partners and permissions needed to plan the new railway access to the harbour.
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In the project HUPMOBILE two focal points represent the main themes of the project: The use of environmentally friendly means of transport (active mobility) and the area of logistics in the port. In the following, the study on the innovative concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS for short), a system that brings together all means of transport in a user-oriented and bundled way, is presented.
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The "Guidelines on integrated model for Water-Sludge-Energy cooperation" have been published in September 2021. The document was developed within the framework of the BSR WATER platform by the University of Tartu.
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Over the coming decades, the surroundings of Turku Castle and the port area will be facing major changes. Guidelines are currently being prepared for what the area will look like in the future. Residential area Linnakaupunki is already being built and the results of the international idea competition for the Linnanniemi area has been announced. The prize-winning, purchased and honourable…
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
In the joint cooperation and development model for Turku port area utilization of many kinds of platforms, forums, methods and tools to include stakeholders in the planning and construction processes have been reflected upon. Citizens and general public are informed and encouraged in getting their voices heard. It is also ensured that internal communication flows are well functioning and a common…
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
The Feasibility Study conducted in the City of Hamburg, Germany, explores the possibilities for establishing microhubs in different locations and offers key recommendations of what to consider when trying to create innovative last mile solutions in the fellow BSR cities.
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
In the HUPMOBILE project, Aalto university carried out an in-depth analysis of the transportation sub-system in each of the participating cities in need of benchmarking information for starting their mobility development activities and compared it to leading port cities. The publication intends to increase the knowledge of traffic planners and authorities in organizing sustainable mobility…
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
The publication "Regional and national policy recommendations for implementing the integrated stormwater management in the Baltic Sea Region" was developed within the platform project BSR WATER. The report is prepared by the project partner Riga City Council, on the basis of surveys and interviews with 25 cities of the Baltic Sea Region and with support from BSR WATER partners.
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UBC cities leading the way to climate neutrality The year 2020 became a year of opportunities for the climate action and adaptation related work, which we tried to convey through our new “Scaling up for the next decade UBC cities leading the way to climate neutrality” report. Considering the success of the previous report we let the cities speak of their actions, ambitions, and initiatives…
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It has been acknowledged that even though countries are increasingly adapting to climate change at the local level, there are considerable limits and barriers to adaptation, which can hinder a society from dealing with climate change effects. The aim of this report is to provide resources for municipal officers and experts to deal with the barriers to adaptation. The report provides a background…
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This document – "Guidelines on how to implement MaaS in local contexts" – summarises the lessons learnt in the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project during the years 2016–2020. The project was the first to include measures that focus on a new concept called Mobility as a Service, (MaaS). The first project publication – "MaaS Readiness Level Indicators for Local Authorities" – was published in Autumn 2017.…
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
A series of guides were published with the second edition of the EU SUMP Guidelines. They provide in-depth planning recommendations on crucial SUMP topics, provide guidance for specific contexts, and focus on important policy fields. CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project authored or co-authored several of the publications. One of them is the SUMP topic guide: Electrification: Planning for electric road…
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
A series of guides were published with the second edition of the EU SUMP Guidelines. They provide in-depth planning recommendations on crucial SUMP topics, provide guidance for specific contexts, and focus on important policy fields. CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project authored or co-authored several of the publications. One of them is the SUMP topic guide: Funding and Finance of Sustainable Urban Mobility…
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
A series of guides were published with the second edition of the EU SUMP Guidelines. They provide in-depth planning recommendations on crucial SUMP topics, provide guidance for specific contexts, and focus on important policy fields. CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project authored or co-authored several of the publications. One of them is the SUMP topic guide: Public Procurement of Sustainable Urban Mobility…
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
A series of guides were published with the second edition of the EU SUMP Guidelines. They provide in-depth planning recommendations on crucial SUMP topics, provide guidance for specific contexts, and focus on important policy fields. CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project authored or co-authored several of the publications. One of them is the SUMP topic guide: Sustainable urban mobility planning in…
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
SUMP action plans help city planners set out how to implement their selected SUMP measures and packages. This report provides planners with the know-how necessary for developing such plans. The Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan has been developed by the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project.
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
Publication of the second edition of the European SUMP Guidelines marks an important milestone in the take-up of new planning approaches in Europe. This comprehensive revision aims to integrate the dynamic developments in many areas of urban mobility and the rich experience of implementing the concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning since 2013.
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
A series of fact sheets chronicling good practice examples of SUMP measures, instruments and planning procedures in SUMPs-Up’s seven partner cities are now available to read. They cover activities that have taken place in Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain), Malmö (Sweden), Sofia (Bulgaria), Thessaloniki (Greece) and Turin (Italy). These good practices should…
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
Mid-term Review - A cross-sectorial cooperation for climate adaptation and development
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This year's report brings concrete adaptation actions from UBC cities to the general public.
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