CITY LAB 4

Co-creating a SUMP for a small island city with seasonal tourism

Location:

Platanias, Greece

Objectives:

Develop context-specific mobility transformation pathways
Forge cross-sectoral links between transport, public services, and commerce
Create new forms of public-private partnerships and business models

Scenario:

Testing a tailored approach developed for smaller urban areas, Platanias is developing a SUMP and supporting implementation pathway for its cross-municipal functional area. This will seek to address mobility challenges specific to touristic island locations, including high seasonal fluctuations in mobility demand and creating links between the hinterland and urban areas.

Timeline

9 Jun 2022
Project team meets in touristic island city of Platanias
On 11 - 12 May 2022 the SUMP-PLUS team finally met in person in the city lab of Platanias, Crete. The event began with a warm welcome by project...
5 May 2022
37th Breakfast at Sustainability’s: Enhancing SUMPs through transition pathways and implementation strategies
“Urgent, urgent, urgent,” was the welcome message delivered by Marijke De Roeck, SUMP-PLUS Project Coordinator from the City of Antwerp,...
8 Feb 2022
The importance of space and data: sustainable urban mobility planning in Platanias and Alba Iulia
The spatial layout of a city influences how we live: when and how we travel, how healthy we are, crime patterns, our carbon emissions and much more....

Anticipated Outcomes

  • Development of a simplified SUMP for Platanias’s functional area using a co-creation approach and exploiting cross-sectoral learning processes.
  • Definition of an implementation pathway using smart tools and taking advantage of the momentum from this to initiate short-term mobility measures.