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Gdynia wants to be “core urban node”

A Vital Nodes workshop took place in Gdynia, March 13th, with several members of the Gdynia Planning Department, Department for Analysis and Cooperation and public transport providers.

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Urban Nodes Forum in Budapest April 3-4 2019

For the first URBAN NODES FORUM in Budapest, about 90 participants from urban nodes came together.

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Register now for the SUMP Conference 2019

Registrations are now open for the 6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP), which will take place on 17 and 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands.

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First workshop for developing a SUMP for Kyiv-Podilskyi district

On 22 February, the first public workshop for the development of a SUMP for Kyiv-Podilskyi district was held successfully.

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Rupprecht Consult team member new trolley:motion president

We congratulate our colleague Wolfgang Backhaus on his new role as president of trolley:motion - an association supporting modern zero emission bus systems.

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Carnival in Cologne

From today on, Cologne is "upside down" until Ash Wednesday

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SUMP 2.0 - reshaping the EU SUMP Guidelines

For the past six years, the SUMP Guidelines have acted as the main reference document for urban transport and mobility practitioners and other stakeholders involved in the development and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).

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Last week to apply for funded SUMPs learning programme for cities

The CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project has launched a call for cities to take part in its next SUMP Learning Programme (SLP). Up to 25 planning authorities have the chance to join SLP 5, which will start in May 2019. This group of mobility practitioners will complete the Expert Group of 90 SUMP cities. Programme format and content The six-month SLP module combines knowledge transfer, testing and assessment with learning on concepts, approaches, tools, and methodologies for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) development. The activities blend online and face-to-face learning and exchange. Participants also benefit from one city-to-city review and a one-to-one support session from SUMPs-Up mobility experts. SLP 5 will focus on SUMP implementation, financing and procurement. Activities will include writing and reviewing a SUMP action plan, monitoring and evaluating the impact of measures, procuring services, and identifying new challenges. Who should apply? SUMPs-Up is seeking mobility and [...]

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Intensive SUNRISE week

The SUNRISE project started in May 2017, which makes it sensible – one and a half years into the project – to take stock, to reflect and to plan in detail for the next phase and – ultimately – for the time until the end of SUNRISE in April 2021.

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New intern at RC

Simon Uhr joined us in January and will stay until April 2020. He will support our team especially in the LOW-CARB and Strategie E Projects.

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New Office Management Support at RC

Amelie Metze joined the Office Management Team

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New staff at RC

Marlene Damerau joined the Integrated Planning team

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Intern to Trainee

Welcome back, Saydrina!

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Europe's SUMP community gathers to continue reshaping EU SUMP Guidelines

Since their launch in 2013, the EU's SUMP Guidelines have been the main reference document for developing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). Yet the last five years have seen societal and technological developments and valuable insight gained from implementing SUMPs: it is time to update the Guidelines to reflect these.

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Trolley 2.0 User Forum kicked-off successfully in Solingen at the 6th international E-bus conference

A diverse set of European public transport operators presented on their plans to upgrade the trolleybus systems in their cities by using the potentials of in-motion charging and battery-equipped trolleybuses. Some operators will also conduct feasibility studies to analyse a reintroduction of trolleybuses in their cities completely from scratch.

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New policy recommendations for boosting SUMP take-up in EU cities

A new series of policy recommendations have been launched that give officials working at local, national, and European levels concise suggestions on how to foster the take-up of SUMPs.

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Transport Day 2018 held in Katowice, 6 December, co-organised by Rupprecht Consult

Within the CIVITAS SATELLITE project, Rupprecht Consult co-organised this year’s Transport Day at the COP24 in Katowice, together with the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) on behalf of the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) and the City of Katowice hosting the event.

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SUMPs-Up call for cities to join next round of its learning programme

The CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project has launched a call for cities to take part in its next SUMP Learning Programme (SLP). Up to 25 planning authorities have the chance to join SLP 5, which will start in May 2019. This group of mobility practitioners will complete the Expert Group of 90 SUMP cities.

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Join the Transport Day 2018 at the COP24 in Katowice

In the framework of the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the European Commission’s CIVITAS Initiative and the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) on behalf of the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) are jointly organizing the Transport Day 2018 “Urban mobility solutions to tackle climate change” that will take place on Thursday, 6 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. The event is hosted and supported by the City of Katowice.

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Register now for the international E-Bus Conference 21.-22. November 2018 and learn from public transport companies & universities how electromobility in public transport has become a strategic concept for smart cities.

Learn about case uses and best practice by trolley:motion - trolley for smart cities, a partner of the European Mobility Europe Project (2nd day).

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Apply now to showcase your city’s achievements in sustainable mobility activities by hosting the CIVITAS peer-exchange activities. Application deadline is 31. Octobre 2018!

Hosts enjoy extensive promotion & receive financial and organisational support. Peer-exchange activities will be either in the form of study visits or work placements in 2019! Use the chance to exchange on a one-to-one basis.

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CIVITAS SUMPs-Up report reveals status of SUMPs in EU Member States

The “Status of SUMPs in EU Member States” report aims to support the advancement of national SUMP programmes by highlighting the main findings of a joint CIVITAS SUMPs-Up and PROSPERITY study. It summarises the status of SUMP and national SUMP programmes in all 28 EU Member States and elaborates recommendations for countries interested in developing their national programmes. Find the report here: sumps.eu/reports

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SUNRISE case-study on co-creation at neighbourhood level to address urban mobility challenges

SUNRISE addresses mobility challenges through co-creation at the neighbourhood level in six cities across Europe and the Middle East. Alongside the mobility benefits for the action neighbourhoods, the project will result in a suite of products – most prominently the SUNRISE Neighbourhood Mobility Pathfinder – which will be provided to European cities, their stakeholders, and citizens to inspire and inform change across Europe.

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Apply now to become part of the Trolley 2.0 User Forum to learn and exchange about hybrid-trolleybuses and the concept of in-motion charging!

The Trolley 2.0 project will invite a total of eight city authorities and/ or public transport operators to join the Trolley 2.0 User Forum. Application deadline is 1 October 2018.

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ELIPTIC policy recommendations on multi-purpose use of public transport infrastructure published

As one of the main outcomes of the ELIPTIC - Electrification of Public Transport in Cities project, the ELIPTIC policy recommendations have been published. The document is a summary of the lessons learnt around ELIPTIC's main research question on how to make more efficient use of the existing public transport infrastructure for the charging of non-rail-bound electric vehicles.

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Register for this year's CIVITAS Politicians' Forum

Politicians from CIVITAS Forum Network member cities are invited to attend this year's Politicians' Forum, which is being held at the upcoming CIVITAS Forum in Umeå.

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Open Call for the LOW-CARB Follower City Programme

Contributing to the development and implementation of sustainable urban mobility plans or SUMPs for Functional Urban Areas (FUAs) in the Interreg Central Europe area, LOW-CARB hereby invites applications to its ‘Follower City Programme.’ The deadline is August 31st, 2018.

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Civitas Satellite Study Visits coming up soon

Register now! Two SATELLITE Study Visits will take place in September and October 2018

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CoEXist's Automation-ready Framework Presented at the mobil.TUM 2018 Conference

The conference was held on 13-14 June 2018 in Munich, Germany.

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Workshop on electromobility in Bielefeld was successfully held on June 4

"Strengths, weaknesses and visions" for electromobility were identified and discussed in a workshop as part of the development of a charging infrastructure strategy for the city of Bielefeld.

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Apply now for the CIVITAS Awards 2018 - Europe's top sustainable urban mobility prizes

The call has been launched for applications for this year's CIVITAS Awards. Towns and cities have until 13 July 2018 to submit their entries and be in with a chance to win Europe's most prestigious prizes for clean urban transport.

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Revision of SUMP Guidelines successfully launched at SUMP Conference 2018, presentations now available

Rupprecht Consult was well represented at the SUMP Conference 2018 in Nicosia, with not less than six presentations during the two days of the programme. In particular the conference stream on the revision of the SUMP Guidelines, as announced in the opening plenary by Siegfried Rupprecht, received a lot of interest. A wide range of valuable input by many fellow SUMP projects and practitioners was collected in the session B1, which kicked-off the stakeholder process for the revision of the Guidelines, as well as number of other sessions throughout the conference. Rupprecht Consult is already looking forward to the SUMP Conference 2019 in Groningen, where the draft results of the Guideline revision will be presented to the public!

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Cologne - a city for cycling and walking?

New bicycle lanes and pedestrian crossings next to our office

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Rupprecht runners/ cyclists on the road

This year, the team took part in "Run & Ride for Reading" - exercising for a good cause

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New CIVITAS SUMPs-Up report guides cities through SUMP action plan development

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up has launched a new report entitled “Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan”. It provides city planners with guidance on what to include in their action plans in terms of responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

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A productive 3rd consortium meeting for CoEXist

Held on 14-16 May 2018 at the Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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First interns at Rupprecht Consult

For the first time, Rupprecht Consult has given two young researchers the opportunity to work on specific research Topics in the framework of an internship

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Capacity Building Workshop on 25 May 2018: Regional Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning for Functional Urban Areas - Improving Capacities to Lower CO2 Emissions

25 May 2018 Venue: Open Gardens, 33 Údolní Street, Brno, Czech Republic

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AlpInnoCT Mid-term Conference at the 10th Symposium Logistik Innovativ at Prien am Chiemsee, 8th-9th May

On 8th and 9th of May, the mid-term Conference of the project “Alpine Innovation for Combined Transport – AlpInnoCT” took place at Prien am Chiemsee, Germany, in combination with the biennial logistics conference “Symposium Logistik Innovativ”. The primary goal of the AlpInnoCT project is to develop practice-oriented solutions to increase both the efficiency and productivity of combined transport.

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Rupprecht Consult @ SUMP Conference 2018 in Nicosia

Rupprecht Consult will be represented by Siegfried Rupprecht, Susanne Böhler and Lasse Brand during the European Commission's 5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) taking place May 14-15 in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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New CIVITAS SUMPs-Up manuals give advice on SUMP measure selection

NEW RELEASE! Read our three manuals advising cities on measure selection. All levels of SUMP experience are covered, with manuals for beginner, intermediate, and advanced cities: http://sumps-up.eu/manuals/

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Final Conference of the ELIPTIC project took place on 26 - 27 of April

On 26 and 27 April 2018, 125 experts from 15 countries met in Bremen to present and discuss the results of the European research project ELIPTIC at a final conference.

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The CIVITAS SATELLITE Webinar: "Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) in Cities: How can cities prepare for CAD?" took place on 26th February 2018.

The recording and presentations are now available!

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ELIPTIC stakeholder dialogue workshop on trolleybuses and launch of Trolley 2.0 project

Various trolleybus stakeholders came together in Berlin last week as part of the combined ELIPTIC stakeholder dialogue workshop on trolleybuses and launch of the new Trolley 2.0 project to discuss current developments and promising innovations proving that battery-supported trolleybuses are a way forward towards electric public transport systems in European cities

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The 3rd ELIPTIC webinar took place on 9 April 2018

Experiences from European cities in using electric public transport infrastructure for the charging of other e-vehicles

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Vital Nodes at the TEN-T Days 2018

The project will be in Ljubljana to present its advances towards the effective and sustainable integration of urban nodes into the TEN-T network.

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INCLUSION project: Presence at Shared Mobility Rocks conference and 2nd consortium meeting

Rupprecht Consult organized a session on questions around transport inclusiveness at the “Shared Mobility Rocks” conference and participated in the 2nd consortium meeting of the related project INCLUSION.

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Rupprecht Consult @ TRA 2018 in Vienna

Ruprpecht Consult will be represented by Siegfried Rupprecht, Wolfgang Backhaus and Bernard Gyergyay during the Transport Research Arena taking place April 16-19 in Vienna, Austria.

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Challenges and strategies for the development of urban nodes: Moro Workshop in Berlin

As part of the regional planning pilot project (MORO) "Urban nodes in transnational transport" the second workshop took place in the Federal Ministry of Transport, Berlin on Tuesday, 10 April 2018.

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Extensions of SUMPs-Up call for cities to join its learning programme - new deadline 23 April

SUMPs-Up has extended the deadline for its call for cities who want to take part in the funded SUMP Learning Programme (SLP). Up to 40 planning authorities have the chance to get funding to take part in the workshops, webinars and e-courses of SLP 3 and 4, which start in September and December 2018 respectively.

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