From 2016 to 2020

The CIVITAS SATELLITE project coordinated and supported the CIVITAS 2020 projects in terms of evaluation, promotion of their results, knowledge exchange and further development of the CIVITAS community. The project ran from July 2016 to December 2020.

Within the Horizon 2020 research programme, CIVITAS 2020 focused on innovation in energy-efficient urban mobility and transport. On the one hand, the European Commission supported demonstration projects in which cities worked together to implement measures in an innovative way and to learn from the implementation processes and their achieved impact. On the other hand, innovation and research projects focused on specific mobility themes within the sustainable development of European cities were also supported.

TML was responsible for the development of the framework and guidelines for the evaluation of the projects. The existing framework for the cities' demonstration projects was updated, expanded and made more efficient. It also worked with the innovation and research projects to make their evaluation results accessible and to develop a future framework for them.

Guide to more resilient and robust urban mobility planning

Cities and regions responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with new and innovative transport solutions. This raised the question of what the lessons are for long-term sustainable urban mobility planning.
Sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP) is a strategic and integrated approach to the complexity of urban transport. Across Europe, local authorities and their private partners are striving to find sustainable passenger and freight transport solutions that promote accessible, safe and affordable mobility, while at the same time complying with European emission reduction targets under the Green Deal. 

As part of the CIVITAS SATELLITE coordination and support action and supported by projects of the CIVITAS Initiative, a thematic guide, "Planning for More Resilient and Robust Urban Mobility" was produced. TML provided the chapter on Monitoring and Evaluation and the chapter on Safety.

Based on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, possible ways to accelerate the transition to more resilient and sustainable urban mobility systems and to be better prepared for possible future crises were outlined. The topic guide introduces the concept of resilience in urban mobility and shows the importance of its integration in the SUMP process. The guide presents a series of case studies from different cities such as Dublin, Madrid, Rotterdam and Helsinki, exploring how pioneering CIVITAS projects such as ReVeal, Handshake, SPROUT and Park4SUMP are working in different areas to increase the resilience of cities.


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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