SUITS - Supporting Urban Integrated Transport Systems: Transferable tools for authorities

SUITS takes a sociotechnical approach to capacity building in Local Authorities and transport stakeholder organisations with special emphasis on the transfer of learning to smaller sized cities, making them more effective and resilient to change in the judicious implementation of sustainable transport measures. Key outputs will be a validated capacity building program for transport departments, and resource light learning assets (modules, e-learning material, webinars and workshops), decision support tools to assist in procurement, innovative financing, engagement of new business partners and handling of open, real time and legacy data. SUITS argues that without capacity building and the transformation of transport departments into learning organisations, training materials will not provide the step change needed to provide innovative transport measures.
Working with nine cities to model gaps in their understanding, motivation, communication and work practices, will provide each city with a map of its own strengths and weaknesses with respect to sustainable transport planning. From this, strategies to enhance capacity, based on each authority’s needs will be developed and organisations provided with the necessary techniques to increase their own capacity, mentored directly by research partners. Local champions will be trained to continue capacity building after the project. Using the CIVITAS framework for impact evaluation, the effectiveness and impact of SUITS in enabling reductions in transport problems such as congestion and pollution while improving cities capacity to grow as well as the quality of life for urban dwellers and commuters through the development of inclusive, integrated transport measures will be measured in the cities and at individual, organisational and institutional levels. All project outcomes will be disseminated in a stakeholder engagement program at local, national and EU wide levels, thereby increasing the likelihood of successful transport measures.

Class International project
Status Current (from 01/12/2016)
Type European Research Projects
Lenght 48 months
Management

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY - United Kingdom

Partners

POLITECNICO DI TORINO, Italy - EUROKLEIS S.R.L., Italy - INTERACTIONS LIMITED, Ireland - INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA, Spain - VTM-CONSULTORES EM ENGENHARIA E PLANEAMENTO LDA, Portugal - LEVER S.A. DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS, Greece - SMART CONTINENT LT UAB, Lithuania - TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU, Germany - SIGNOSIS SPRL, Belgium - F. K. LIOTOPOULOS KAI SIA EE, Greece - Integral Consulting R&D, Romania - COMUNE DI TORINO, Italy - Council of the City of Coventry, United Kingdom - DIMOS KALAMARIAS, Greece - FUNDACION DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA PARA LA PROMOCION ESTRATEGICA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION URBANA, Spain - MAKIOS SA, Greece - LOGDRILL INFORMATIKAI ES SZOLGALTATO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG, Ungary - WUPPERTAL INSTITUT FUR KLIMA, UMWELT, ENERGIE GMBH, Germany - ROMA SERVIZI PER LA MOBILITA SRL, Italy - MUNICIPALITY OF ALBA IULIA, Romania

Budget Finanziamento totale: 4 111 361,26 €
Finanziamento Polito: 252 937,50 €
Participants
  • DIANA MARCO - Local project coordinator for Politecnico di Torino
Web site H2020 SUITS