SIMPLA and the integration between energy and mobility plans were at the heart of the Parallel Session “Making the SUMP Framework More Effective” of the 4th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, that took place in Dubrovnik on 29-30 March 2017.
The session addressed topics such as the relation between SUMPs and SEAPs/SECAPs and how the plans can support each other, with a focus on means and opportunities for their integration. Luca Mercatelli from AREA Science Park acted as session moderator, while his colleague Fabio Tomasi presented SIMPLA and its methodology for the harmonization of SEAPs and SUMPs, thereby providing innovative perspectives for sustainable cities. The session also hosted two case-study presentations from the cities of Pordenone and Dubrovnik, as concrete examples of successful coordination between energy and mobility planning.
Participants positively welcomed SIMPLA’s approach, expressing deep interest in the project methodology and in the forthcoming call addressed to local authorities to take part in a training providing practical knowledge and skills to develop harmonized local energy and mobility plans.