SUMP-PLUS Follower Cities revealed
25 Feb 2021
Following a call for applications that was launched in the Autumn of last year and a subsequent selection process, the participants of the project’s Follower Cities Group have been chosen!
The group brings together 17 towns and cities from 12 countries in all regions of Europe. The group, representing local authorities both large and small, will form an integral part of the project’s sharing and learning community.
The transport and urban mobility planning practitioners representing these cities will participate in a programme designed to foster the exchange of good practices, experiences, and lessons learned in relation to preparing and implementing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). The full list of cities is:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo
- Croatia - Zagreb
- Germany - Mannheim
- Greece - Thessaloniki
- Italy - Ginosa, Rio (Elba Island)
- Netherlands - Hengelo
- Portugal - Aveiro
- Romania - Ghimbav, Oradea, Targu Mures, Timisoara
- Slovenia - Ljubljana
- Spain - Gijon, Leon
- Turkey - Kadikoy
- United Kingdom - Birmingham
Follower Cities will closely follow the actions of one or more of the SUMP-PLUS City Laboratories, reflecting on the pilot activities and offering feedback regarding potential obstacles to implementing the innovative solutions based on their own experiences.
Moreover, the group will be the first to test and provide feedback on a knowledge and planning database to ensure that the information contained there provides tailored support to cities.
In these ways and more, the Follower Cities Group will help to maximize the impact of SUMP-PLUS results both during and after the project.
Stay tuned to hear more on the exciting activities of the Follower Cities Group.