Toulouse nominated for EC's first SUMP Award
The three finalists vying for the first SUMP Award are:
- Aberdeen (UK)
- Ljutomer (Slovenia)
- Toulouse (France).
The annual Award is presented to cities and regions that show excellence in developing and implementing their sustainable urban mobility plans. In 2012, the thematic focus of the Award was on ‘stakeholder and citizen participation.’ The winning local authority is selected by an expert jury on the basis of the Award’s evaluation and eligibility criteria, and rewarded with EUR 10 000 to support local awareness-raising activities on sustainable urban mobility. The 2012 SUMP Award attracted 29 applications from 12 countries.
The winner will be revealed on 6 March by European Commissioners Siim Kallas (transport) and Janez Potočnik (evironment). The ocassion will be a joint ceremony with the European Mobility Week Award: The three finalists vying for the 2012 EMW Award are Gävle (Sweden), Ostersund (Sweden) and Zagreb (Croatia). The European Mobility Week (EMW) Award scheme rewards the local authority deemed to have done the most in raising public awareness of sustainable mobility issues and implementing measures to achieve a shift towards sustainable urban transport. In 2012 the EMW Award saw 30 applications from 15 countries.
More information about the SUMP Award finalists: http://dotherightmix.eu/node/24