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LOW-CARB Polish pilots promoted beyond Central Europe

Exciting discussions around cargo-bikes and e-busses in the first day of Civinet Romania annual conference (online event). Our colleague Ana-Maria Baston was invited to present the e-cargo bike sharing scheme implemented in Krakow and the on-demand e-bus service running in Skawina during the interactive session with participants.

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Sign up for the first ReVeAL webinar on "ReVeALing Space for People: Developing Good Practice in Urban Vehicle Access Regulations"

Webinar: ReVeALing Space for People: Developing Good Practice in Urban Vehicle Access Regulations. When: 26 May 2020, 17:00-18:00 CEST What it’s about: The EU ReVeAL project is looking at how cities can successfully regulate vehicle access in order to create more attractive places for people and business. At this webinar, you’ll find out what kinds of access regulation measures are possible and what cross-cutting factors play a role in any successful implementation. We’ll also ‘ReVeAL’ the story of the city of Ghent’s development as a forerunner in restricting access for vehicles to create space for people. How to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4357494729968695822 

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EUROCLIMA+ and MobiliseYourCity webinar on challenges in developing SUMPs in Latin America

As part of our learning programme on SUMPs for Latin American cities, we organised another webinar for the community of practice of EUROCLIMA+ and MobiliseYourCity under the title of “desarrollando planes de movilidad urbana sostenible en Latinoamérica - los retos en el camino” (developing sustainable urban mobility plans in Latin America - challenges along the way) on the 21 of April.

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New INTERREG project Dynaxability4CE

Rupprecht Consult led a virtual kick-off meeting for a new INTERREG project, Dynaxability4CE on April 21st and 22nd

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Transnational Workshop: Data-based planning of energy-efficient public transport services and infrastructure

This webinar will present methods and use cases from the InterregCE EfficienCE and LOW-CARB projects that demonstrate how data-based planning can be used to implement and manage energy-efficient public transport infrastructure in Central-European contexts.

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New intern at Rupprecht Consult

Franz Jakob Rupprecht joined our Collective and Intelligent Mobility team on 1 April 2020

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Coming soon: CIVITAS e-course on regional cooperation in the field of mobility

April 20th marks the start of a four-week CIVITAS e-course on regional cooperation in the field of mobility

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CoExist final conference took place online

After three years of hard work, we met our partners on 25 and 26 March to discuss final findings and main outputs of the CoExist project.

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Two newly released Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning tools

Get acquainted with two newly released Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning tools in an upcoming webinar Series by the InterregCE LOW-CARB project

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Rupprecht Consult online

We are of course keeping up the good work - in good spirit.

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First GECKO webinar held on managing new mobility offerings

How can decision-makers cope with the rapid surge of new technologies and innovative business models in the context of urban mobility? The first webinar of the GECKO project was conducted by our colleagues Bonnie Fenton and Hana Peters and it focused on the integration of e-scooters into urban mobility concepts.

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Keynote on SUMP guidelines held at Busworld Academy in Istanbul

Our colleague Wolfgang Backhaus held a keynote on our second edition of the guidelines for sustainable urban mobility planning and capacity building at the Busworld Academy in Istanbul last week.

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2nd edition of the SUMP guidelines presented at the Transport and Climate Change Week

Our colleagues Siegfried Rupprecht and Katy Huaylla are presenting the second edition of our SUMP guidelines at the Transport and Climate Change Week. This event is one of the key annual international events organised by our partner Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and aims at creating international as well as interdisciplinary discussions on how we can build more sustainable transport around the world.

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EUROCLIMA+ Training on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) in Latin America

In the framework of our EUROCLIMA+ project for Latin America, a SUMP training was led and organised by our colleagues Katy Huaylla and Susanne Böhler-Baedeker with the support of the German Cooperation (GIZ) and carried out in Bogotá, Colombia on 20 - 21 February 2020.

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SUMP award finalists announced

The European Commission has decided upon the nominees for the Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP award) and the first EU Urban Road Safety Award. Siegfried Rupprecht took part in the decision-making as a jury member.

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New SUMP poster: Planning the sustainable city

Inspired by success stories of European SUMP cities, our new SUMP poster illustrates the sustainable planning process of an urban area

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SUNRISE interview series published to present participating action neighbourhoods

In order to show the success of each action neighbourhood within the SUNRISE project, representatives of each city have been interviewed during last year's SUNRISE consortium meeting in Budapest.

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Get together with students from University of Texas at Austin

During a study trip to Europe, professor Ming Zhang and a group of students from the Community and Regional Planning programme at University of Texas at Austin (UT) met with Ralf Brand in our offices to foster international university - business relations.

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New intern at Rupprecht Consult

Dhany Utami Ningtyas joined the team in February 2020

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New SUMP Self-Assessment tool out now

You would like to develop a SUMP, but don't know where to start? You would like to evaluate the status of mobility planning in your city and receive tailored feedback how to further improve?

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Decision Makers Summary on SUMP Guidelines out now

In order to make the SUMP Guidelines more accessible, we have created an interactive summary that contains the most relevant take-aways for decision makers of the SUMP Guidelines' 2nd edition.

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Final event of H2020 STARS project took place in Bremen

The final event of the STARS project focused on sharing findings and providing an outlook on the potential of car sharing concepts in European countries. Our colleague Ralf Brand joined the conference and brought back many new insights and contacts.

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SOLUTIONSplus flagship project has kicked-off

Rupprecht Consult is proud to be part of the Commission's global electrification flagship project

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Annex to the SUMP Guidelines available now

The Annex To The Guidelines For Developing And Implementing A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (2nd Edition) is now available. The annex contains a collection of European SUMP stories, a glossary, checklists for all SUMP Phases, and an overview of all SUMP Guidance documents - and the experts who took part in consultations.

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Video about co-creation for mobility solutions in neighbourhoods featuring SUNRISE now online

SUNRISE joined the cluster workshop 'Co-creating Urban Mobility in Neighbourhoods' held at the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) in Brussels last year. A brief video was produced featuring the key speakers of the event.

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Sign up for the final conference of the CoEXist project

The CoEXist Final Conference will take place in Milton Keynes (UK), on 25-26 March 2020.

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Register now for the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up final event!

All good things must come to an end, including CIVITAS SUMPs-Up. Before it does, the project invites you to join its final event on Wednesday 19 February, 09:30 – 13:30 CET, in Brussels (Belgium).

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New interim communication specialist

Marie Rupprecht joined our team for internal communications project

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New intern at Rupprecht Consult

Julia Dick joined us in December 2019 to complete her master's thesis.

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INCLUSION Newsletter #4 out now!

The 4th newsletter of the INCLUSION project features the following topics: Inspiration and guidance on inclusive transport; Transport Demand & Social Media; Barcelona peri-urban area in the spotlight

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LOW-CARB launching first innovative pilots in Krakow, Skawina and Leipzig

In the context of the LOW-CARB project, three pilots were launched in the beginning of December. The diverse pilots will be our leading examples of how to integrate low-carbon mobility plans in urban areas.

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EfficienCE project pilot with a première: Solar power from PV films lights up underground station

A Wiener Linien pilot project with Wien Energie to promote active climate protection in Ottakring as part of EfficienCE

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2nd Edition SUMP Guidelines - now available as an online booklet

The Guidelines for developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (2nd edition) have now been converted to an online booklet available on the Eltis portal.

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Participation of Rupprecht Consult in the conference “VIII Jornadas de Movilidad Sostenible: Plan de Implantación. De la redacción a la acción” in the Canary Islands

In the framework of the development of several SUMPs in various municipalities in the Canary Islands, the conference was organised by the Public Works, Transport and Housing Council of the Canary Islands government, in order to provide to participants with an integrated vision of policies related to mobility and transport.

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Rupprecht Consult presented the Second version of the SUMP Guidelines at the Conference of the Parties, COP25 in Madrid, Spain

The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the supreme instance of decision in the Convention Framework of the United Nations about Climate Change (UNFCCC) and it’s 25th meeting was held in Madrid from 2-13 December 2019.

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ReVeAL meets Jerusalem

Last week, the ReVeAL project made a short stop in Jerusalem.

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SUMP concept and H2020 Project ReVeAL part of the new Thinking Cities Magazine

Polis network released the newest version of their regularly published Thinking Cities magazine

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Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 projects

The SUNRISE project was presented at the conference “Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 projects” on Dec. 5 2019 in Brussels

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Learn more about ReVeAL on the brand-new project website

Today, the official website of the ReVeAL project was launched. The new website offers a comprehensive overview of the project, including essential information on ReVeAL, such as its approach, key outputs, pilot cities and partners.

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Meeting with Budapest's new leading team around Gergely Karácsony

Our team members Kristin Tovaas and Ralf Brand met Budapests new mayor Gergely Karácsony on Nov. 7 to exchange thoughts about Budapest's successes, challenges and future plans in terms of sustainable urban mobility.

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First face-to-face meeting of GECKO stakeholders in London

Stakeholder input is a cornerstone of the GECKO project. So much is happening so fast in the realm of disruptive mobility that the only way to begin to understand it and to start to see patterns is to talk to those directly involved. GECKO has been doing this for several months through online exchange but we had our first face-to-face meeting with 24 stakeholders from across Europe and beyond on 24-25 October in London. Stakeholders came from large and small private industry representatives, local and regional authorities and public transport authorities and associations, NGOs and research. Stakeholders were asked for their input and experience with questions of collaboration between the public and the private sector, types and level of regulation and other factors influencing the successful implementation of new mobility solutions. The output of the workshop will feed directly into several GECKO activities ranging from a map of regulations to an analysis of cooperation models [...]

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Idea Jam Challenge 2019 - What challenges does Automated and Connected Transport bring?

International multi-disciplinary teams will compete online for the best idea

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Videos introducing the new SUMP Guidelines

Four videos about our new SUMP Guidelines have been recently released on Eltis, the European Urban Mobility Observatory.

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Siegfried Rupprecht received the CIVITAS Lifetime Award of the European Commission

During a surprise ceremony at the closing plenary of the CIVITAS Forum conference 2019 in Graz on 4 October 2019, the award was presented by Marcel Rommerts, head of transport research at INEA, the EU’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency, and by Herald Ruijters, director at the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission.

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Watch the new SUMP Guidelines webinar

Curious about the brand-new SUMP Guidelines? You can learn more about them with the freshly recorded webinar video.

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New trainee at Rupprecht Consult

Last week, Wolfram Buchta joined the team for a 12-month programme.

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ReVeAL session at the CIVITAS Forum

Some of the concepts behind the newly-begun ReVeAL project were brought into the session at CiViTAS Forum conference called “Making the Transitioning to Urban Vehicle Access Regulations”, which was moderated by Bonnie Fenton from Rupprecht Consult.

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Please join us at the AlpInnoCT Final Conference in Brussels on 19 November

The AlpInnoCT consortium is pleased to invite you to participate in the project’s Final Conference – Working together for Combined Transport in the Alpine Space - that will be held on 19 November 2019 at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU in Brussels.

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Second edition of SUMP Guidelines released at CIVITAS Forum

We are proud to present the second edition of the European Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. The release of the document featured strongly at the CIVITAS Forum last week, including a high-level handover by the European Commission in the opening plenary, a keynote presentation by main author Rupprecht Consult, and a dedicated session. The Guidelines can now be downloaded on our website and on Eltis: https://www.eltis.org/mobility-plans/sump-guidelines

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Booklet and exhibition shine light on CIVITAS success story cities

At the CIVITAS Forum 2019 in Graz, a new booklet and exhibition outlining the success stories of six CIVITAS cities were launched.

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