CIVITAS PROSPERITY supports local and national governments to improve the quality and take-up of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. The project brings together European cities, regional and national governments and mobility experts in one of the most ambitious sustainable urban mobility planning projects in Europe.
CIVITAS PROSPERITY is a consortium by and for practitioners. Coordinated by Austrian Mobility Research FGM-AMOR, the project is comprised of organisations that are directly working with Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.
Additionally the Eltis database provides an overview of cities involved in SUMP activities.
Dubrovnik is a Croatian city positioned at the south-east of Adriatic Coast. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations on the Mediterranean, a seaport and the centre of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. The City of Dubrovnik is a local self-government authority employing 211 civil servants divided into: Office of the Mayor, Department of Economy and Tourism, Department of Transport and Public Works, Department of Real Estate Management, Department of Culture, Department of Social Affairs, Department of Urbanism, Spatial Planning and Environmental Protection, Department of Finance, Department of Spatial Planning Documentation, Licenses, and Construction, Department of Administration and Local Self-Government. Read more about Dubrovnik.
Fagaras obtained the status of territorial administrative unit in July 1979. Administratively Fagaras belongs to Brasov county, the county with a central position in the Romanian territory. The city, the second largest one in the county after Brasov, is located at the south east part of Târnavelor Plateau (the plateau covering most of Transylvania land), being bordered by the Fagaras Mountains and the Olt River. Though located in a hilly area about 450m above sea level, it has good accessibility via the E68 road that crosses it, east to west, and is positioned 66 km from Brasov and 76 km from Sibiu. Fagaras local authorities aim to develop the community through a resource efficient management. In this sense, from the urban mobility perspective the municipality has been involved in several actions on promoting sustainable mobility. Read more about Fagaras.
Go to Romanian country site and SUMP Network
The city of Hradec Kralove gained experience from two EU projects – QUEST and BUMP – that are both related to sustainable mobility and SUMP processes. Hradec Kralove is now in the process of preparation works to start the first SUMP. From the city´s perspective, the SUMP should present a practical platform for the transport policy with the overall goal of sustainability – to satisfy mobility needs of current and future generations – while improving the quality of life in the city and its surrounding area. The basic SUMP structure should be based on participation, phases of preparation, goal settings, elaboration and implementation of the plan followed by monitoring and evaluation for the purposes of regular updates. Read more about Hradec Kralove.
Go to Czech country site and SUMP Network
Jonava district municipality administration is experienced in implementing various projects. Most of projects are financed by EU support. The topics are various: from streets reconstruction to new social services. Almost 100 projects were implemented during the last 5 years, so the administrative personnel is experienced and has know-how about a project’s administrative issues. However, Jonava municipality has never had a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan; such plans were not done in our region, or even within the state. Through this project we want to gain new knowledge about sustainable urban planning, to learn about the experiences of other countries, and to bring good practices to Jonava because Jonava municipality has the aim to make its own Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. In fact, Jonava is one of 16 Lithuanian cities that will be able to apply for national Ministry funding to help the development of a SUMP. This process started in Jan 2016 when the new budgets were made available to cover costs for this initiative. Read more about Jonava.
Go to Lithuanian country site and SUMP Network
Kassel is a city in central Germany. It lies in the north of the German federal state Hessen. Kassel has 194.000 inhabitants and covers an area of 106,8 km². It is the economic, cultural and regional centre of northern Hessen. In Kassel the international art exhibition Documenta is taking place in a five-year cycle, and the next time is in Summer 2017. The landscape park Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. The University is located on the edge of downtown, and 22.000 students currently study there. The greater part of the city is located west of Fulda and includes two railway stations and the downtown area. Read more about Kassel.
Go to the Kassel website
(incl. the link to their VEP , German version of the SUMP - German only)
Go to German country site and SUMP Network
Katowice is the capital of the Upper-Silesian region. It is also identified exclusively with heavy industry and workers' houses, and is today a real European city where tradition meets modernity. Katowice is the heart of one of the largest population centres in Europe. Along with the neighbouring towns and cities it constitutes a huge market to be developed by economic subjects, and it is from an economic viewpoint that Katowice has a great future ahead. The present city authorities take care of developing a favourable background for investments. Katowice is considered to be one of the best developed Polish cities in terms of a modern infrastructure involving traffic systems, preparing land for investments, water supply, sewage disposal system, appropriate environment for economy in the form of housing undergoing the development process, sporting and recreational facilities, commercial facilities, catering industry, modern cinema halls, libraries, museums, etc. Read more about Katowice.
Go to Polish country site and SUMP Network
The City of Lemesos (Limassol) is situated on the southern coast of the island and is the most important coastal city of Cyprus. Lemesos is the second largest population center of the island. Lemesos has a population of approximately 175.000, of which 100.000 are within the Municipality of Lemesos, which is the largest municipality on the island. It lies at the center of a triangle-shaped valley, and it has a very good traffic connection with the other parts of the island through comfortable highways. The town has two ports, commonly referred to as the "old port" and the "new port". The new port has the greatest commercial and passenger flow of traffic and it is the biggest port in Cyprus. It is also the main harbour for the arrivals and departure of cruise ships in Cyprus. The old harbour is normally used by fishing boats and accommodates other entertainment activities. Revitalising work is ongoing in the city centre, particularly around the Market Area. Read more about Limassol.
Lisbon City Council (CML) is legally the local government of Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal. CML manages a territory of 8.462 ha, with 550.000 inhabitants (2011). Lisbon attracts daily another 360.000 persons that come to work or study in the city. This means that, during the day, Lisbon has more than 900.000 people, almost 700.000 of which are workers or students. Nearly 350.000 private vehicles enter daily into the city, coming from the neighbouring territories of the metropolitan area, 90.000 of which do not have Lisbon as a destination. Lisbon City is part of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area that accounts for 2,8 million people, 330.000 companies (100.000 in Lisbon City), 140.000 students and 61,2 GP MM€. Read more about Lisbon.
Go to Portuguese country site and SUMP Network
Ljutomer is a small town with 3.740 inhabitants in the north-eastern part of Slovenia, close to the Croatian border. The Municipality of Ljutomer has 11.773 inhabitants and covers the area of 107 m2. The Municipality of Ljutomer was the first municipality in Slovenia that prepared a SUMP following the EU guidelines. The European Commission announced that the SUMP was one of the three best SUMPS in the EU in 2012. During the preparation of the SUMP Ljutomer was involved in URBACT project Active travel network in which a small awareness campaign on soft measures for sustainable mobility was implemented. Currently Ljutomer is a follower city in Ch4llenge project through which it is improving the knowledge about all of the steps in the SUMP process. As Ljutomer is now in the phase of implementing the SUMP, we are looking for knowledge and experience on SUMP implementation and on traffic management. Through the project we would also like to make a revision of the existing SUMP and start a new circle in the process of SUM planning. Read more about Ljutomer.
Go to Slovenian country site and SUMP Network
Szeged lies on Hungary's south-eastern border, just south of the mouth of the Maros river on both banks of the river Tisza. It is about 171 km south of Budapest on the M5 highway. It is the lowest elevation city in the country and is known as the "City of Sunshine", because it has the highest number of sunny days throughout the year. Szeged is the main city in Csongrád county and serves as a commercial and cultural center of the region. According to the 2011 data, the city's population was around 170.000. Read more about Szeged.
Go to Szeged website (incl. the link to their SUMP - in Hungarian language only)
Go to Hungarian country site and SUMP Network
The city of Varna, situated in the north-east part of Bulgaria on the Black Sea coast, is the administrative centre of the north-east region of planning, Varna Province and Varna Municipality. According to ESPON classification, the city of Varna is defined as a Functional Urban Area of local and international significance, with important demographic, transport, educational, tourist, industrial, service and administrative functions. Varna is the second largest city in the country, out of which 97% of the people are concentrated in the city of Varna. Varna’s role as the biggest national maritime port, east gateway for both Bulgaria and the European Union and main logistic centre, is of national and international importance. Read more about Varna.
Go to Bulgarian SUMP Network