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Our podcast Mobility Planet just launched!

We have just started our very own podcast Mobility Planet and are excited to publish the first episode today. Find us now on all common platforms to listen in and join our discussion.

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SUMP summary for decision-makers now available in Spanish

On our mission to spread the SUMP guidelines across the globe, we are glad to announce that the interactive summary for decision-makers is now available in Spanish!

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Check out our LOW-CARB project results

For the past three years the LOW-CARB project worked on growing capacities for low-carbon mobility planning in urban environments of Central Europe. Its project partners stepped up and out of their comfort zones to develop highly innovative strategies, action plans, pilots, tools, and skills development training that foster low carbon mobility and transportation. Now, the project comes to an end.

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Augsburg prepares itself for a new SUMP!

We are working with the city of Augsburg to set up a new SUMP (Gesamtverkehrsplan) for tender. Several city agencies cooperate in this preparatory phase to define the guiding principles and set up the terms of reference of the strategic plan.

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Our participation at the electric bus conference ElekBu

Together with trolley:motion, we organised a stand at Germany's largest electric bus conference to present our projects around electric public transport on 16 and 17 March. For the first time, the VDV e-bus conference and the accompanying trade fair ElekBu took place digitally with approximately 500 participants and 50 exhibitors.

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Webinar on managing new mobility ready for your registration

In the context of our project GECKO, a webinar on "managing new mobility: How to regulate automated vehicles" will take place on 24 March. Register now to join us!

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Register now: First exchange session of the SOLUTIONSplus global learning programme

The first exchange session of the first SOLUTIONSplus e-course is scheduled for 25 March 2021 and registrations are now open. This session will enable an exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices with e-mobility experts in an interactive way. Anybody working or interested in the field of e-mobility is welcome to join.

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Register now for the electric bus conference and trade fair

We will participate in this years' electric bus conference and trade fair organised by Forum für Verkehr und Logistik e.V. and VDV Akademie. Register now to join us online!

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SUMP guidelines available in Croatian now

On our mission to spread the SUMP guidelines across the globe, we are glad to announce that the Croatian translation is now out and ready to download!

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SUMP CENTRAL: online portal for SUMP development in central European regions

SUMP-Central was created in the LOW-CARB project as a European competence centre for sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP).

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Planning for More Resilient and Robust Urban Mobility

New topic guide for planning for more resilient and robust urban mobility

As cities and regions respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with new and innovative transport solutions, what are the lessons for long-term sustainable mobility planning?

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Big Messages: Lessons for co-creative mobility initiatives in neighbourhoods

Just released! 10 Big Messages on lessons for co-creative mobility initiatives in neighbourhoods

How can citizens and public administrators come together to effectively tackle the most pressing mobility challenges at the neighbourhood level? Four EU-funded projects - SUNRISE, Cities-4-People, LOOPER and METAMORPHOSIS - have pooled their knowledge on co-creating participatory (mobility) solutions with citizens at the neighbourhood level over the past several years to deliver their 10 Big Messages for cities, neighbourhood actors, policy makers, funders and other actors.

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New booklet reveals success stories of CIVITAS cities

A second booklet reveals the sustainable urban mobility success stories of five CIVITAS cities from across Europe.

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ReVeAL newsletter out now!

The ReVeAL project has started off their very own newsletter, informing recipients about the newest developments in and around the project.

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Material from ReVeAL international kerbside management workshop online

The WSP-organised workshop on barriers to dynamic kerbside management took place on October 15 2020 and set out to explore the world of kerbside management and barriers to implementation. Material from all sessions is now publicly available.

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Turkish and Romanian version of SUMP guidelines ready to download

After the recent publication of the guidelines for sustainable urban mobility plans in Hungarian, there now is a version in Turkish and in Romanian available!

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Mayor of Budapest says "SUNRISE project helped me a lot in my mayoral campaign"

The current Mayor of Budapest, Gergely Karácsony, followed the co-creative process of SUNRISE Action Neighbourhood of Zugló-Törökőr closely over the past years. The project has been part of Karácsony's mayoral campaign, which he talked about recently in an interview.

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Courses on SUMP and FLOW project now available on EIT Urban Mobility Academy

Our friends from EIT Urban Mobility have included input from our work on SUMP and the FLOW project on their new learning platform and the courses are now available for free!

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SUMP guidelines now available in Hungarian

The guidelines for sustainable urban mobility plans have been spread across the world in English already, supporting national, regional and local authorities in creating sustainable plans for their cities and functional urban areas.

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Knowledge base of mobility plans in Hesse (Germany) launched

Halfway into the project "Mobility plans and concepts in Hesse", first results were presented in September 2020 to an audience of almost 100 planners, mostly from Hessian municipalities.

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First course of SOLUTIONSplus global learning programme on electric mobility about to start

Register now for our first course on e-mobility to get a basic understanding of e-mobility in a global and online learning environment!

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How-to Guide on Zero-Emission Zones for Freight launched

Stientje van Veldhoven, Minister for the Environment of The Netherlands and Chair of TDA, launched the How-to Guide on 3 December 2020, during her keynote speech at the Urban Mobility Green Deal-Makers Summit during the 2020 POLIS Annual Conference.

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SUNRISE activities featured in Thinking Cities article

Activities from the SUNRISE project were featured in a recent article from Thinking Cities magazine about the benefits of co-creation for a more sustainable mobility system at the neighbourhood level.

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Presentation on co-creation to URBACT community

Our colleague Ralf Brand recently took part in a webinar of a community of practitioners from the URBACT project "Thriving Streets". He shared insights from the SUNRISE project on good practices of co-creation.

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Arequipa organises its first forum as part of its SUMP development

Aiming to involve key stakeholders and citizens along the SUMP development process, the Municipality of Arequipa organised its first forum together with the German and French institutions GIZ and AFD and our consortium (Egis - Rupprecht Consult). The focus of the forum was: Challenges and opportunities for sustainable urban mobility in Arequipa.

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New CIVITAS publication on innovative mobility measures

How can cities learn from each other and how can we collaborate in an increasingly digitised world? CIVITAS supported seven cities in finding innovative ways on how to connect, share experiences and create a better urban mobility together.

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Arequipa kicks off its sustainable urban mobility plan

Arequipa, the biggest city in the south of Peru, has just kicked off the development of its SUMP, which will enable a better integration of transport modes and set up a long-term vision towards transforming mobility and reaching a better quality of life in the city.

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Transnational webinar on energy efficiency took place

The third transnational webinar by the Interreg project took place on 4 December. The event's main focus was on innovations and local approaches towards energy efficiency.

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Euskirchen adopts SUMP targets

Last week, the city of Euskirchen's council committee for civil engineering and transport unanimously adopted a set of new mobility targets. Five action areas, each with 4 - 5 sub-areas, define how the city wants to shape its mobility in the next 20 years.

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Rural mobility conference coming up

Registration is now open for the SMARTA final conference which will be organised on 10th and 11th of December!

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New INCLUSION publication "Evaluation of Pilot Labs: Findings and lessons learnt for transferability"

The INCLUSION project has just released a new publication on results and lessons learnt of the past years. This report is mainly designed to inspire, motivate and instruct cities or functional urban areas in developing a more inclusive public transport system.

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Policy Paper from CIVITAS SATELLITE Advisory Group on Game Changers published

The Policy Paper on Game Changers is the outcome of the CIVITAS SATELLITE Advisory Group on Game Changers which met four times between 2018 and 2020.

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New Trainee at Rupprecht Consult

We welcome Morgane Juliat!

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Excellent results of the CoEXist project are also being promoted by the European Commission's official CORDIS service

CORDIS is managed by the Publications Office of the European Union on behalf of the European Commission's research and innovation Directorates-General, Executive Agencies and Joint Undertakings to bring research results to professionals in the field fostering open science as well as to create innovative products and services and stimulate growth across Europe.

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Register now for our online workshop on energy efficiency for depots

Join our Interreg CE EfficienCE online workshop on 4 December 2020, 10:00 - 13:00 (CET) to explore the innovations in energy-efficiency and local integration of renewables into public transport grids and depots in different European cities. We will discuss the latest advances for both trolley bus and “conventional” electric systems.

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Project SUMP Düsseldorf kicks off

On 13 November, we met digitally for the kick-off of the project SUMP Düsseldorf. We are looking forward to developing innovative and effective mobility measures in the next 16 months, focusing on multimodality, digitisation and new forms of mobility!

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New video on the effects of COVID-19 on SUMP online

In the context of the Euroclima+ project we have interviewed our colleague Susanne on the effects that the global pandemic has had (and is still having) on sustainable urban mobility planning worldwide.

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Lecture on SUMP and electrification in collaboration with TU Berlin

On 4 November, our colleagues Katy Huaylla and Henning Günter provided the first lecture of the elective Urban and Transport Planning in Emerging Economies: Concepts and Experiences for the MBA Sustainable Mobility programme at TU Berlin.

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Open call: Applicants for the International Climate Protection Fellowship

The application process is now open for the International Climate Protection Fellowship and we welcome young people interested in the Humboldt Fellowship to submit an application with a focus on sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP).

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Webinar on Resilience and Transport took place on 28 October

The webinar "Resilience and Transport: SUMPs & COVID-19, planning in times of uncertainty" was part of the Learning Programme on SUMPs for Latin America in the framework of our support to the Euroclima+ and Mobilise Your City programmes. It aimed to reflect on the importance of SUMPs to better respond in times of crisis and uncertainty. The event was organised together with TUMI and GIZ Ecuador.

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New master's student for ReVeAL joined our team

Dorothy Singh joined our team on 1st October 2020 to pursue her master's thesis in collaboration with the H2020 project ReVeAL.

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SUNRISE joins other neighbourhood projects for virtual final conference

The SUNRISE project joined forces, insights and enthusiasm with three other European projects, which all worked towards better mobility solutions at the neighbourhood level through a co-creation approach. A virtual conference supported the discussion and exchange of ideas.

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Final trolley 2.0 virtual conference

Join us for the final trolley 2.0 conference on 12 and 13 November to learn about current developments around trolleybuses in Europe.

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INCLUSION & HiReach final virtual conference!

On 22 September, the INCLUSION and HiReach projects held their final virtual conference: Inclusive mobility for an inclusive society: new approaches and solutions - How can transport benefit us all?

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Mobility for All in Rural Areas: Inspiring solutions from MAMBA

The MAMBA project recently released one of its key publications, which presents the innovative mobility solutions developed and implemented within the MAMBA project.

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Registrations open for new events in the context of LOW-CARB project

There are two upcoming events organised by LOW-CARB to present and transfer collected research results and lessons learned from pilots. The events are both going to take place online and registrations are open from now on.

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InterregCE LOW-CARB at the 2020 Urban Mobility Days

The Urban Mobility Days (UMD) is the first of a series of annual conferences combining two of the previous major European mobility events: CIVITAS conference and the SUMP conference. This year’s edition of UMD took place online. The four-day event, between 29 September and 02 October, sought to bring together various stakeholders in the sustainable transport and mobility industry to exchange knowledge, best practices, and current projects that showcase innovations for the transition to low-carbon cities and regions.

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Rupprecht Consult signed the Manifesto for EU COVID-19 research

The European Commission set up a Manifesto with the aim of maximising the accessibility of research results in the fight against COVID-19.

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Rupprecht Consult at Urban Mobility Days 2020

Rupprecht Consult had the pleasure to attend, present, and contribute to the organisation of the first ever Urban Mobility Days conference, which this year took place as a virtual event over 29 September - 2 October.

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Former intern Mich brings SUNRISE ideas to Malaysia

Our former intern, Ms. Mich Hoo, co-organised the conference "Co-creating roadmaps towards sustainable urban mobility" in Malaysia.

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