Title: What are the preferences in the development process of a sustainable urban mobility plan? New methodology for experts involvement
Authors: Jesús Valero-Gil; Ana Allué-Poc; Abel Ortego; Fabio Tomasi; Sabina Scarpellini
Addresses: Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption, CIRCE Institute, Department of Management, University of Zaragoza, C/ Mariano Esquillor Gómez, 15, 50.018 Zaragoza, Spain ' Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption, CIRCE Foundation, 50.018 Zaragoza, Spain ' Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption, CIRCE Foundation, 50.018 Zaragoza, Spain ' AREA Science Park, Trieste 34149, Italy ' Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption, CIRCE Institute, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Zaragoza, 50.018 Zaragoza, Spain
Abstract: Sustainable urban mobility plans (SUMP) have been trying to solve mobility issues by identifying suitable measures to be implemented according to citizen's behaviour and their expected impact. With the aim of improving the actual process of urban mobility development, here it is presented a new methodology, the mutual learning workshop (MLW). This methodology is specially designed to facilitate the joint work of experts advising SUMPs development. A total of 4 MLW were organised and 12 different urban mobility topics were approached. Discussion processes were moderated by experts in urban mobility from nine countries, who were leading the worktables and role playing activities. Using such methodology, the results of the 36 topics discussion and 12 role play activities are presented as important topics detected in the development of SUMPs and best practices found throughout Europe.
Keywords: sustainability; urban mobility; SUMP; sustainable urban mobility plans; MLW; mutual learning workshop; methodology innovation.
International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 2018 Vol.12 No.1/2, pp.135 - 155
Received: 06 Feb 2016
Accepted: 31 May 2016
Published online: 24 Dec 2017 *