From 2016 to 2020

New planning guide for more resilient and robust mobility

Cities and regions respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with new and innovative transport solutions. This begs the question as to what the lessons for long-term sustainable mobility planning are.
Sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP) is a strategic and integrated approach to deal with the complexity of urban transport. Across Europe, local authorities and their private operating partners are striving to create sustainable solutions for passenger transport and freight that foster accessible, safe and affordable mobility, while aligning with European Green Deal emissions reduction objectives.
As part of the CIVITAS SATELLITE Coordination and Support Action, and supported by projects from the CIVITAS Initiative, a Topic Guide was created, “Planning for More Resilient and Robust Urban Mobility”. TML provided the sections on Monitoring and Evaluation and wrote the chapter on Safety.
Drawing on lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Topic Guide exhibits possible avenues for accelerating the transition towards more resilient and sustainable urban mobility systems and increasing preparedness for any future crises that may arise.
The Topic Guide introduces the concept of resilience in urban mobility and presents the importance of integrating it into the SUMP process.
It presents a range of case studies from different cities such as Dublin, Madrid, Rotterdam, and Helsinki, examining how pioneering CIVITAS projects such as ReVeal, Handshake, SPROUT, and Park4SUMP are working in different fields towards increasing the resilience of cities. It explores the challenges faced, goals achieved, and lessons learnt along the way. 
Read the publication here.

As part of the Horizon 2020 program, CIVITAS 2020 focuses on innovation in energy-efficient urban mobility and transport. The European Commission supports demonstration projects in which cities cooperate to implement measures in an innovative way, and learn from the implementation processes and their achieved impact. On the other hand, innovation and research projects focusing on specific mobility issues within the sustainable development of European cities also receive support.

The CIVITAS SATELLITE project coordinates and supports the ongoing CIVITAS 2020 projects in the field of evaluation, promotion of their results, exchange of knowledge and further expansion of the CIVITAS community. The project runs from 1 July, 2016 to 1 March, 2021.
TML is responsible for the development of the framework and guidelines for the evaluation of projects. The existing framework for city demonstration projects will be updated, expanded and made more efficient. Additionally we will also cooperate with the innovation and research projects to make their evaluation results accessible and to provide a future framework for them.


From 2016 to 2020


European Commission, CIVITAS 2020


Polis, Rupprecht Consult, EUROCITIES, ICLEI European Secretariat, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Union Internationale des Transports Publics

Our team

Bregtje Proost, Lars Akkermans, Tim Breemersch, Eef Delhaye, Evelyn De Wachter, Dirk Engels, Wouter Florizoone, Gitte Van Den Bergh
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