Data management and exploitation for sustainable urban mobility

  • Events 05.05.2020
  • Location Online

The development of policies and measures for the implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), which balances the needs of citizens' mobility with urban freight logistics and land-use conflicts, requires extensive traffic data collection and traffic monitoring. Only through the close and continuous monitoring of such a complex system (in a sustainable way) can this system be improved and the effectiveness of public policies be properly assessed. This webinar will present tools and methodologies for the collection, modelling, management, and exploitation of urban mobility data to maximise the effectiveness and sustainability of urban transport measures and policies.

The aim of the CIVITAS SUITS project is to substantially increase the capacity of small and medium-sized local authorities to develop and implement sustainable transport strategies, policies and technologies. In this context, SUITS will conduct the CIVITAS SUITS webinar on data management and use for sustainable urban mobility on the 5 May 2020 from 2 pm to 3.30 pm.
The webinar will advocate crowdsourcing as a sustainable and cost-effective method to acquire mobility data and will present a data modelling approach to minimise traffic delays. It will also discuss approaches to effectively handle "big data" that may result from the proposed data collection methodologies.

The webinar is targeted at local authorities (mainly transport and mobility departments), as well as researchers and other stakeholders, whose work focusses on urban mobility planning, optimization and policymaking. It will be moderated by Dr. Frederic Rudolph, Project Co-ordinator in the Mobility and International Cooperation Research Unit in the Energy, Transport and Climate Policy Division at the Wuppertal Institute.

A prior registration is necessary. Further information on the project and the webinar can be found under the following links.