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Session 3: Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP)

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Tue, 16/10/2018 - 16:30 to 18:00

Within the framework of the 1st Cities Conference, the Urban Mobility seminar was organized, where the space was opened to strengthen the discussion of sustainable urban transport as an opportunity to achieve the objectives of the Regional Action Plan and the implementation of the NUA in America. Latin America and the Caribbean, the NUA, the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. In this second edition of the Conference, the dialogue will continue by promoting tools that catalyse safer, more accessible and more sustainable urban mobility in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) are widely accepted as a key tool for successfully implementing sustainable urban mobility focused on the efficient movement of people and goods – not vehicles. The SUMP process has a strong emphasis on the consultation and the participation essential for building the consensus necessary for long term stability and consistent implementation. Through many years´ experience in many very diverse contexts the SUMP concepts have been tested, developed and refined. Many supporting tools methodologies have been developed to support SUMPs.  

The second edition of the Conference of Cities, includes a session dedicated to Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) which will seek to present the background and concept of SUMP and how they are being used in the LAC region.

This session is organized by the Euroclima+ program Urban Mobility component.

Structure of the session and objectives

The general objective of the session on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) is to:

Present the background and key principles of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) and show how they are being used in the Latin America and Caribbean region to catalyse the transformation of urban mobility.

The expected results of the session on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) are to:

  • Clarify the basic principles and benefits of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP)

  • Introduce the different SUMP tools and methodologies available

  • Show how SUMP are being used in the LAC region

  • Provide a space for the relevance of SUMP in LAC to be discussed.



Moderator: Galo Cárdenas, Transport Expert, Ministry of Transport and Public Works, Ecuador

16:30 – 18:00   Session 3: Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP))


16:30- 16:50       Background and introduction to Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP), Priscille DeConnick, Agence Française de Development (AfD), France. Questions and answers.

16:50 – 17:00     Regional SUMP examples, Ramon Cruz, International Program Manager, Institute for Transport and Development Policy (ITDP)

17:00 – 17:40     Euroclima+ Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) projects 2018 - 2020:

  1. Sustainable Urban Mobility and Pilot Project, for the central area of the city of Córdoba, Argentina, Biol. Eugenia Alvarez/Ing. Adrián Delfederico, Municipality of Córdoba, Argentina.

  2. Bajada Santista, Regional Mobility and Logistics Plan, Arquiteta Fernanda Faria Meneghello, Technical Director, Baixada Santista Metroplitan Agency, State Government of São Paulo, Brazil

  3. Support to the development of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for the city of Antofagasta, Hugo Pizarro, GORE, Antofagasta, Chile

  4. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and Pilot Project for Havana: key opportunity for the global south, Havana, Cuba, Guadalupe Rodríguez, Director of Planning, Directorate General for Transport, Province of Havana, Cuba

  5. Ambato Region Transport and Mobility Master Plan Update, Claudia Balseca, Representante del Gobierno Municipal de Ambato, Ecuador

  6. Update of the Integrated Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for the Metropolitan Area, Jonathan Rosas Sánchez, Mobility Analyst, Metropolitan Planning Institute (IMEPLAN), Guadalajara, Mexico.

17:40 – 17:50    European Union support for SUMP, Mark Major, Senior Advisor, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Mobility (SLoCaT)

17:50 – 18:00    Questions and answers

18:00                 Close