Course 3: SUMP as a strategic plan with measurable targets
The third e-course focuses on how to ensure that sustainable urban mobility planning is a strategic long-term process. The SUMP needs clear objectives, a set of strategic indicators and SMART targets that have been selected based on the vision for mobility. Monitoring and evaluation of whether the targets are being met as well as evaluation of the planning process itself is crucial. It is also important to define the geographical scope of SUMP. A plan that covers the entire urban agglomeration will be much more effective than one that only covers part of it.
The SUMP needs to be integrated with other related processes. The course will suggest how to harmonize SUMP with strategies of alike sectors such as energy or urban planning in order to reach an integrated perspective for sustainable cities. The course will also introduce some common challenges in the SUMP process and ways to overcome those, and some quick-win” measures that help to gain political commitment.