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UrbanSCOPE 2022 : International Conference UrbanSCOPE - Urban Sustainable Mobility in focus: student education, community, involvement and participative planning


When Sep 15, 2022 - Sep 15, 2022
Where Győr, Hungary
Submission Deadline Aug 1, 2022
Notification Due Aug 15, 2022
Final Version Due Aug 31, 2022
Categories    regional development   urban planning   sustainable mobility   higher education

Call For Papers

The Conference Theme: Promoting sustainable urban mobility and SUMP through education and public participation

The UrbanSCOPE International Conference is organised in the context of the UrbanSCOPE project, co-funded by the European Commission through Erasmus+. The conference will present the results of the UrbanSCOPE project and will provide a forum for wider education and scientific community of other relevant stakeholders in Europe to present their views, policies and good practices, and discuss the conference theme, reflecting also on active citizenship and public participation for improving sustainable urban mobility in their local area.

We hereby invite academics, researchers, local government officials, NGOs and other civil society organisations, planners, teachers, students, schools, private businesses and citizens to share their views and good practices in order to improve the mobility of urban environments. Although the primal target groups of integrated mobility plans are the policy makers, professionals and authorities of the cities, it is extremely important to introduce these concepts in education. By making students of different education level familiar with SUMPs, we do not only train future professionals, but also raise responsible citizens, who will be more tolerant towards sustainable urban mobility modes.

You are invited to prepare an abstract of 250 words maximum and submit it to (Subject to your e-mail: UrbanSCOPE Call for papers) by 1st August 2022.

Presentation format: Oral presentation of no more than 15 minutes (Powerpoint and similar presentation software can be used through a projector).

Speakers will be selected by the scientific committee of the conference. The selected speakers will be notified by 15th August 2022.

Proceedings will be compiled and published electronically on the website of the project (in case of an adequate number of presentations). Speakers who wish their papers to be published in the Conference Proceedings, will need to submit them to by 31st August 2022.

The background
The need for sustainable urban mobility has been high on the EU agenda, bearing in mind the increasing importance of energy saving, sustainable lifestyle and urban quality of life. Moreover, Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) is a major topic in the European Commission’s Urban Mobility Package. SUMP underlies cooperation across different policy areas, across disciplines and government levels, and emphasizes cooperation with citizens. It is important to integrate the concept and practices of sustainable mobility planning in the studies of all levels of education, so that the students (the later professionals and active citizens) own the basic principles of SUMP.

The UrbanSCOPE project -
UrbanSCOPE is an Erasmus+ project implemented by Universities, research organisations and municipalities in 3 European cities – Darmstadt (Germany), Glyfada (Greece) and Győr (Hungary). The UrbanSCOPE team is led by the Széchenyi István University, and participants include the University of Darmstadt, the University of Utrecht, PRISMA- Centre for Development Studies, the City of Glyfada, the City of Darmstadt and the City of Gyor. The project aims to improve the quality of teaching in universities and secondary education institutions, by offering students a hands-on approach in the preparation of a SUMP for a locality in their cities, actively involving local communities and local authorities in the process. It also aims to bring the concept of SUMP closer to urban citizens, offering to them a learning package and tools to understand sustainable mobility better as well as exercise their public participation rights in the planning of sustainable mobility in their area.

Your contribution
Speakers will be welcome to present their research on a topic related to the theme of the conference, or a “best practice example” promoting sustainable urban mobility in their locality, or an activity undertaken by their local authority, NGO or schools/other education establishment on this direction. We would favour topics that can show the results of actions already undertaken, so that a discussion can be held on real-life initiatives and their results for urban citizens in general or specific target groups.

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