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The SOLUTIONS network and the UEMI are looking for take-up cities to work together on the implementation of sustainable urban mobility measures. This is part of a new partnership with the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) and the European Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVI) as part of the EU-funded project FUTURE-RADAR.
As part of an effort to deliver on the New Urban Agenda the team invites cities to help assessing the opportunities for sustainable mobility concepts in their wider context of sustainable urban development. The mission of the SOLUTIONS and UEMI partnerships is to support the take-up of sustainable urban mobility solutions in cities across the world and foster the integration of urban electric mobility solutions into sustainable transport strategies.
A wide range of cities will be involved throughout the different project phases. The focus will predominantly be on ‘second-tier’ cities, rather than mega-cities. The regions targeted represent different levels of maturity in terms of experience with sustainable urban mobility related actions. This will be addressed by adopting different approaches for these regions. Cities, as well as local and national officials can now apply to become involved for one of the following categories:
Leading cities are willing to share their expertise in the development and implementation of sustainable urban mobility solutions. They will also benefit from the mutual learning process and the knowledge sharing with other cities in the world within the context of SOLUTIONS and the UEMI. Leading cities will:
These cities should show a real sense of commitment to assess opportunities for the transfer of innovative solutions to their context. Together with these cities, the team will:
The feasibility studies at city level will:
The cities to be selected for this phase in the project will be second-tier cities to ensure a high level of transferability to the large number of similar cities as opposed to the few first-tier or megacities in the world. These four feasibility studies will serve as showcases for the deployment and uptake of innovative sustainable mobility solutions.
Interested local & national officials, as well as practitioners and experts will be able to participate in several knowledge-sharing and capacity-building workshops, webinars and e-learning courses focusing on successful examples of innovative sustainable mobility solutions.
Applicants can be any public authority with a competence in local transport (regions, public transport authorities or public agencies), they can be supported by local NGOs and knowledge partners to implement the program. Candidates have to duly complete the application forms (www.uemi.net) to apply either as leading city, take-up city or training participant.
For cities the application form is only valid when accompanied by a letter of support signed by a local political representative (email@example.com).
The application form for leading cities, take-up cities and training participants is available here: http://www.uemi.net/call-for-change-maker.html