Publications

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Elina Rantanen, UBC Vice President and Chair of the City Council of the City of Turku speaks about common drivers for sustainable development, the BSR and Turku’s role in the UBC.
Type: Video
You can read more about the biofiltration stormwater solution in the Maunulanpuisto Park in the Baltic Smart Water Hub. This video is from the site visit of BSR WATER platform project partners to the Maunulanpuisto Park in Helsinki, where the city has implemented several stormwater solutions. The visit was done in March 2020. Learn more about the BSR WATER activities on the platform website.
Type: Video
Kaspars Varpins, Chairman of the UBC Safe Cities Commission from Liepāja Municipal Police talks about safety, climate change and adaptation in Liepāja.
Type: Video
Guntars Ruskuls Head of Strategic Management Board Riga City Council at the City Development Department, discusses Riga’s sustainable mobility situation, coastal erosion and the benefits of networking.
Type: Video
UBC TALKS is a monthly webinar series aimed to share best practices among UBC cities. The third webinar was held on 24 March 2020 and it focused on environmental data disclosure to CDP, the benefits and challenges that cities face. The keynotes included presentations from CDP, City of Lahti (Finland), City of Tartu (Estonia) and City of Riga (Latvia). Presentations available
Type: Video
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
You would like to develop a SUMP, but don't know where to start? You would like to evaluate the status of mobility planning in your city and receive tailored feedback how to further improve? The SUMP Self-Assessment tool is particularly useful for local authorities who find themselves at the beginning of their SUMP process, as well as cities and regions who want to evaluate their planning status…
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Mobility
UBC TALKS webinar about Sustainable Urban mobility Planning was held on 25 February 2020. The webinar included presentations about the 2nd edition of the European SUMP guidelines, outcomes of the SUMPs-Up project as well as city examples from Trelleborg, Sweden and Cesis, Latvia.
Type: Video
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
Dear UBC colleagues, We hope that you had a refreshing end to 2019 and are now ready to take on whatever challenges and opportunities the year 2020 will bring. It’s a new decade and time to renew ourselves and reactivate our UBC network. The most important element of our network is our members: the cities and municipalities around the Baltic Sea Region. We want to engage you and your city in new…
Type: eBulletin
Mid-term Review - A cross-sectorial cooperation for climate adaptation and development
Type: Publication
The first UBC webinar of 2020, UBC TALKS about marine litter, was held on 21 January 2020. The webinar included the presentation from HELCOM about the Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter, as well as four presentations from UBC member cities (St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Helsinki, Turku, Rostock) with their actions regarding this common challenge. Presentations available
Type: Video
Topic: Water
Type: Video
Topic: Mobility
Dear UBC colleagues, Two weeks ago, the XV UBC General Conference was held in Kaunas Lithuania and a new presidium and executive board were elected. "In UBC’s future, I see an inclusive and value-based UBC by the content and the results, and also some developments inside the Union. I am looking forward to putting shoulder to shoulder to deliver the results the Member Cities want.", states newly-…
Type: eBulletin
This year's report brings concrete adaptation actions from UBC cities to the general public.
Type: Publication
CIVITAS ECCENTRIC's third brochures presents some of the measures that Turku, Ruse, Munich, Stockholm and Madrid have implemented in their Living Labs. 
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
Welcome Summer!
Type: eBulletin
Topic:
In the cities.multimodal project 10 partner cities want to make it easier and smoother for their citizens to combine walking, cycling, the use of public transport as well as shared mobility ( bikes, cars, e-cars and bikes) as a more sustainable alternative to individual private car use. The consortium of cities, NGO's, universities and expert partners are applying a low threshold approach for…
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
The newest report on the UBC cities' results to the CDP Cities Questionnaire 2018 takes a fresh look into what cities both globally and locally think about climate change mitigation and adaptation. In many ways, the cities of the Baltic Sea Region show smart climate leadership - yet, a more proactive approach to climate hazards and long-term risks is still needed in our cities.
Type: Publication