REFORM supported the implementation and deployment of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) as an instrument for shifting mobility towards low-carbon patterns. In the framework of the REFORM project, through regional and interregional learning exchanges, REFORM triggered the SUMP development process and amplified the SUMP adoption rate by local cities in four European regions: Central Macedonia (Greece), Emilia-Romagna (Italy), Parkstad Limburg (the Netherlands) & Greater Manchester (United-Kingdom).
The partners developed guidance materials and organised a series of dedicated events to help local municipalities in the preparation of their SUMP, in order to ease the transition towards low-carbon alternatives for mobility on their territory.
One of the distinctive aspects of REFORM lies in the central role given to the regions to encourage the adoption of SUMPs by local authorities, including small towns and medium-sized cities. This was achieved in particular through the improvement of the regional operational programs which support, fund and diffuse the concept of SUMP as the main planning tool for shifting mobility towards low carbon patterns.
REFORM published results of the Central Macedonian Competence Centre as part of the CSUM 2020 Conference held on 17-19 June 2020, in an academic journal . Access available here
The project runs from July 2016 to December 2022 (following extension).
For more information on REFORM, please visit the project's online page