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Supporting Urban Integrated Transport Systems


EU Horizon 2020

Topic - MG-5.4-2015 - Strengthening the knowledge and capacities of local authorities

Project Team

Professor Rosalind Searle (PI)

Project Objectives

SUITS is a sociotechnical designed intervention programme to build capacity in 9 European Local Authorities and transport stakeholder organisations with special emphasis to enhance the transfer of learning to smaller sized cities, making these areas more effective and resilient to change in the judicious implementation of sustainable transport measures. Key outputs will include: a validated capacity building program for transport departments, and resource light learning assets (modules, e-learning material, webinars and workshops), decision support tools to assist in procurement, innovative financing, engagement of new business partners and handling of open, real time and legacy data.

Research Impact

SUITS sees capacity building as a prerequisite for developing sustainable transport and wider, more integrated SMART city initiatives which bring together the economy, transport, public health and the renovation of urban infrastructure. The project will have a major impact on levels of citizen engagement, future street design and new mobility services through its acknowledgement of the need to recognise the mobility patterns of traditionally hard to research groups. The project will aid in furthering the state of the art in Europe in the four key areas:

  • Innovative financing
  • Evidence and argument
  • Mobility intelligence
  • Data gathering to support Creation of learning organisations

Project Team

  • Prof Rosalind Searle (PI) WP 6 Implementation package
  • Dr Ann-Marie Nienaber (co-PI)
  • Dr Charis Rice.