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Contact

To get in touch with the Integrated Planning team, please contact its leader

Dr. Susanne BÖHLER-BAEDEKER

Integrated planning

Our Integrated Planning team is engaged in projects and activities that facilitate integrated planning practices towards more sustainable urban mobility. We have developed the European Guidelines “Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans” (SUMP) which is now a generally accepted approach for integrated urban mobility planning in Europe, and increasingly worldwide.

For an effective strategic development of the transport network and sustainable mobility patterns in a city-region, we believe it is essential to apply cooperative and systematic planning approaches that integrate stakeholders at all stages and that cover the entire functional area of a city and its region. SUMP aims to develop measures (and measure packages) that balance all transport modes, they need to be accompanied by monitoring and evaluation actions to measure achievements.

We worked for over ten years in the area of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) and have helped to create a strong showcase for a new planning culture for European cities and regions. Through several projects we have further developed this concept and have helped create a significant knowledge base that is freely available to practitioners, e.g. via the CH4LLENGE and SUMPs-UP projects or through the SUMP Self-Assessment tool.

Currently, we extend SUMP to include automation through the “automation-ready” concept developed in the CoEXist Project.

SUMP also opens up the possibility for governance and planning processes to integrate the urban transport network into regional and upper-network levels such as the Trans European transport network (TEN-T) in order to ease the burden of traffic on urban areas and to improve connectivity.

Integrated planning approaches are also becoming more and more relevant for cities in emerging and developing countries, in order to tackle increasing motorisation and negative impacts of transport movements.

The key thematic clusters within the “Integrated Planning” team are: Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning, Governance and stakeholder cooperation, Urban and regional planning, and development of Urban Nodes in the TEN-T, SUMP in developing and emerging countries.

Our services

  • Support in all aspects of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP)
  • Facilitation of integrated, cooperative and systematic planning in cities and regions
  • Strategic development of the transport network towards more sustainable urban mobility
  • Moderation of stakeholder cooperation and public participation
  • Monitoring and evaluation of mobility measures and pilot innovations
  • SUMP in developing and emerging countries
  • Integration of Urban Nodes in the Trans European transport network (TEN-T)
  • Research, fact finding, analysis, learning, exchange and promotion to support the above

Integrated planning

Our Integrated Planning team is engaged in projects and activities that facilitate integrated planning practices towards more sustainable urban mobility. We have developed the European Guidelines “Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans” (SUMP) which is now a generally accepted approach for integrated urban mobility planning in Europe, and increasingly worldwide.

For an effective strategic development of the transport network and sustainable mobility patterns in a city-region, we believe it is essential to apply cooperative and systematic planning approaches that integrate stakeholders at all stages and that cover the entire functional area of a city and its region. SUMP aims to develop measures (and measure packages) that balance all transport modes, they need to be accompanied by monitoring and evaluation actions to measure achievements.

We worked for over ten years in the area of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) and have helped to create a strong showcase for a new planning culture for European cities and regions. Through several projects we have further developed this concept and have helped create a significant knowledge base that is freely available to practitioners, e.g. via the CH4LLENGE and SUMPs-UP projects or through the SUMP Self-Assessment tool.

Currently, we extend SUMP to include automation through the “automation-ready” concept developed in the CoEXist Project.

SUMP also opens up the possibility for governance and planning processes to integrate the urban transport network into regional and upper-network levels such as the Trans European transport network (TEN-T) in order to ease the burden of traffic on urban areas and to improve connectivity.

Integrated planning approaches are also becoming more and more relevant for cities in emerging and developing countries, in order to tackle increasing motorisation and negative impacts of transport movements.

The key thematic clusters within the “Integrated Planning” team are: Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning, Governance and stakeholder cooperation, Urban and regional planning, and development of Urban Nodes in the TEN-T, SUMP in developing and emerging countries.

Our services

  • Support in all aspects of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP)
  • Facilitation of integrated, cooperative and systematic planning in cities and regions
  • Strategic development of the transport network towards more sustainable urban mobility
  • Moderation of stakeholder cooperation and public participation
  • Monitoring and evaluation of mobility measures and pilot innovations
  • SUMP in developing and emerging countries
  • Integration of Urban Nodes in the Trans European transport network (TEN-T)
  • Research, fact finding, analysis, learning, exchange and promotion to support the above

References

Contact

To get in touch with the Integrated Planning team, please contact its leader

Dr. Susanne BÖHLER-BAEDEKER

Reference Projects