In total there are four new CIVITAS projects (including SUNRISE) with a focus on urban districts or neighbourhoods, based on the assumption that neighbourhood-specific characteristics (proximity, trust, identity) can be strategically utilised to trigger new types of mobility solutions.
Guided by the CIVITAS coordination and support action project CIVITAS SATELLITE, SUNRISE will cooperate closely with its “sister” projects Cities4People, METAMORPHOSIS and MUV that are funded under the same call and offer great potential for cooperation and exchange of experiences.
Cities-4-People is an H2020 project revolving around sustainable and people-oriented transport as a solution to the many challenges linked to mobility and faced by urban and peri-urban areas today. Aiming to implement mobility solutions developed by the people for the people, Cities-4-People taps into participatory practices of social innovation and neighbourhood governance and builds on three main pillars: citizens’ participation, community empowerment, and sustainable urban planning.
Cities-4-People unfolds in five European areas: the Oxfordshire County, Hamburg District of Altona, Üsküdar in Istanbul, Budapest and Trikala. In these areas Mobility Communities are set up involving citizens, city authorities, mobility providers and innovation experts. By developing and providing a framework of support services and tools, Cities-4-People empowers these communities to actively contribute to shaping their local mobility innovation ecosystems in line with a People-Oriented Transport and Mobility (POTM) approach. POTM encompasses a blend of new digital and social technologies under an inclusive and multidisciplinary approach in order to bring out solutions that have a low ecological footprint, a sharing mentality and the potential to solve real urban and peri-urban mobility issues.
For more information, please visit: https://cities4people.eu/
The Metamorphosis project aims at transforming neighbourhoods in more liveable and shared spaces. The project starts from the premise that when a neighbourhood has many children in its public spaces (Gehl, 2013), this is a major indicator that it is well designed as a people-oriented and sustainable neighbourhood.
The partners of the project consist of seven European Partner cities, i.e., Alba Iulia (RO), Graz (AT), Meran (IT), Munich (DE), Southampton (UK), Tilburg (NL), and Zurich (CH), which seek to pursue the objectives of the project through the support of six national Research and Consultancy partners.The project applies an innovative and participatory approach, which encompasses the direct involvement of children as crucial players in each phase of the project – from planning through implementation, evaluation, and dissemination. During each phase of Metamorphosis children’s perspectives, suggestions, and ideas are highly valued as essential contribution to create more children-friendly cities.
For more information, please visit the project website.
MUV – Mobility Urban Values
MUV – Mobility Urban Values – levers behavioural change in local communities using an innovative approach to improve urban mobility: changing citizens’ habits through a game that mixes digital and physical experiences.
Rather than focus on costly and rapidly ageing urban infrastructures, MUV promotes a shift towards more sustainable and healthy mobility choices by engaging in a positive way local communities, local businesses, policymakers and Open Data enthusiasts.
MUV solutions will be open, co-created with a strong learning community of users and stakeholders, and piloted in a set of diverse urban neighbourhoods spread across Europe: Amsterdam (NL), Barcelona (ES), Fundao (PT), Ghent (BE), Helsinki (FI), Palermo (IT).
Mobility and environmental data gathered via the mobile app and the monitoring stations will allow policy makers to enhance planning processes and civic hackers to build new services able to improve cities’ quality of life in a more effective way.
For further information visit: https://www.muv2020.eu.
Other related projects and initiatives
U-MOB LIFE is the acronym for “European Network for Sustainable Mobility at University”, a European 5-year project co-financed by the European Commission under the LIFE Programme. It is aimed at the creation of a university network to facilitate the exchange and transfer of knowledge about sustainable mobility best practices among European universities. This network will serve as a tool towards the reduction of CO2 emissions thanks to an improved mobility of the university community.
U-MOB LIFE is led by the environmental consulting company Novotec Consultores, S.A., and participated by the human capital development foundation Fundación Equipo Humano, as well as 4 leading European universities in the application of sustainable mobility practices: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Università degli Studi di Bergamo and Politechnika Krakowska.