Supporting local and national authorities to improve the quality and uptake of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

There is a gap between the needs and demands of the cities that should develop and implement SUMPs, and higher administrative institutions who should prepare the ground and provide (national) support programmes to encourage cities to develop and implement SUMPs.

CIVITAS PROSPERIY helps to close this gap by facilitating a unique approach of involvement and activation. This happens through two ways. On the one hand, the project offers regular peer-to-peer exchange between the national level authorities from different countries. And on the other hand, through a regular national development process in each country, in which the national level interacts with the cities of the country.

CIVITAS PROSPERITY’s goal is to promote and support a broad take-up of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) especially in regions and cities where the take up is so far low. CIVITAS PROSPERITY is a member of the European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. 

Contact: Robert PRESSL,

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Transport officers  (as well as policy makers) are faced with many, often contradictory demands, such as: 

  • maintaining a high quality of life and a thriving economy;
  • reducing congestion and pollution but at the same time maintaining accessibility;
  • ensuring mobility for all, but with very limited funds.

 There are also wider issues closely related to mobility, such as public health, climate change, oil dependency, noise and air pollution. A SUMP is a way to tackle these issues and demands in a way that involves local people in decision making that delivers a city with high quality of life, less congestion and less pollution.

CIVITAS PROSPERITY aims to enable and create a culture shift in government agencies and local authorities to support Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). The project focuses on promoting and supporting a broad take-up of SUMPs especially in countries, regions and cities where the take-up is currently low. It aims to achieve this by providing mechanisms and tools for national and regional agencies to take a leading role in the development of SUMPs, and building professional capacity through peer-to-peer exchange programmes and tailor made training programmes on various aspects of SUMPs and/or innovative approaches in sustainable urban mobility.

CIVITAS PROSPERITY is a member of the European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and started on 01 September 2016 with a duration of 3 years.