Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Engagement

Language: English
Place: India
Duration: 2 weeks
Partner: WRI
Principles: 1. Planning dense and human scale cities, 9. Communicating solutions
Net Time Effort: More than 60 hours

Final Training Objectives

• Informing civil society about SUMP, its principles, timeline and value to the city

• Identifying main stakeholders that must be involved in SUMP process

• Establishing civil society’s priorities for the urban mobility plan, based in a effort to identify main challenges and solutions by the target public

• Building a work plan to tackle the main challenges

• Emphasizing the importance of civil society continuous monitoring of the process.

Target Group

Civil Society Organizations, City Leaders, Private Sector Representatives and Academia involved who will be affected by the new urban mobility plan in the city.


"• The Workshop has two phases: analysis and project planning. The analysis phase has 4 steps, with the identification of ‘real’ problems as the driver for the exercises

• Participation analysis: an overview of persons, groups, organizations connected to a project and their interests, motives, attitudes and implications for project planning

• Problems analysis: major problems grouped into a problem-tree with cause and effect and identification of the core problem. The problems are noted on cards and organized by smaller groups

• Objectives analysis: a restatement of the problems into realistically achievable goals; this is often done by rewriting the problems into outcomes, often by reversing the cards

• Government commitment: follow-up with decision-makers to secure the observance of civil society demands"


The SUMP Engagement Workshop is a structured tool that is applied at the beginning of a new sustainable urban mobility plan project in the city, to engage civil society in planning and decision-making. This workshop was adopted from a methodology by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), the German Technical Cooperation Agency, called Goal-Oriented Project Planning, ZOPP (Zielorientierte Projektplanung). The ZOPPs output is a planning matrix -the logical project framework- which summarizes and structures the main elements of a project and highlights logical linkages between intended inputs, planned activities and expected results.

Training Modules

Good practices related to planning, implementation, and efficient operation of bus systems.

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