Online Training Programme for the Development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans begins

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This programme is a joint action between the Community of Practice of the component and Rupprecht Consult and will allow training in the methodology for the development

and implementation of SUMPs.

Latin America, November 26, 2019. The EUROCLIMA+ Community of Practice for the Urban Mobility Component (www.platmus.lat) has launched this week the online training course for decision-makers for the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.

The objective of this course is to reinforce technical support to the development of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans that EUROCLIMA+ is currently developing in the region, specifically in the cities of Guadalajara (Mexico), Ambato (Ecuador), Antofagasta (Chile), Arequipa (Peru), Baixada Santista (Brazil), Córdoba (Argentina), and Havana (Cuba); through a series of learning activities that will provide authorities, transport and planning experts and specialists with the tools and knowledge they need to develop and implement SUMPs. The goal is to establish lasting capacities and competencies at all levels, focusing on the local level for better integration and cooperation in urban mobility planning.

This course, structured in 4 phases, which together form a year of training, has support from Rupprecht Consult, which has adapted its Mobility Academy to the Spanish language to have greater reach in the Latin American region. In this way, the course will address the stages required for the development of  SUMPs, which are grouped into: (i) Analysis of the problems and opportunities for mobility in the city; (ii) Vision, objectives and agreed goals; (iii) Adoption of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan; and (iv) Implementation and evaluation of the measures.

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Image 1: Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning Cycle. Source: Rupprecht Consult 2019.

The course is developed based on a mix of online seminars, case studies, forums, tasks, among others, allowing a comprehensive theoretical and practical development, which will allow participants to test the progress of their own SUMPs, complementing the technical support from implementing agencies and development consultancies that are hired. In addition, it seeks to generate a space for dialogue among decision-makers in the region, allowing the transfer and communication of different experiences among the participating cities. The course will end with the delivery of a participation diploma, which will accredit the completion of the course and this is expected to facilitate the replicability of the content learned in other cities in the region.

This exhaustive course is complemented by other online seminars managed by the Community of Practice, focused on topics such as Gender, MRV, and Financing, strengthening knowledge on the development of SUMPs with themes transversal to sustainable mobility, such as green financing, data collection and calculation of emissions, and measures against street harassment in public transport; allowing acceleration of the transition towards the development of sustainable urban mobility, and more humane and liveable cities in Latin America.

It is worth mentioning that the Community of Practice is a gratis virtual space which currently has more than 300 registered users, a figure that is expected to continue increasing over the coming months.

About EUROCLIMA+

EUROCLIMA+  is a programme funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), French Development Agency (AFD), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Expertise France (EF), International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), the German society for international cooperation (GIZ), and UN Environment.

For more information about the EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility component, contact Ana Alcántara This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

http://euroclimaplus.org/en/mobility