Funding source
European Commission – Horizon 2020

June 2017 to October 2020

Project information
Thematic keywords

  • People Oriented Transport and Mobility
  • Civic engagement & Co-creative approaches
  • Open & Social Innovation
  • Core Outcome Set Evaluation & Participatory impact assessment
  • Sustainable community mobility schemes

Methodological keywords

  • Desk Research and Interviews
  • Context and stakeholders analysis and mapping
  • Co-creation activities, piloting, workshops and events
  • Impact Assessment, monitoring & evaluation
  • Communication, dissemination & exploitation

Project narrative

Urban development has been traditionally characterised by top-down, centralised governance structures and suffered from low incentives, high capital-intensive innovation and problematic financing.

The Cities-4-People project has united the municipalities of Istanbul, Hamburg, Budapest, Oxfordshire and Trikala to challenge their mobility urban development through a People Oriented Transport and Mobility (POTM) approach. To tackle challenges in a sustainable and effective way, we bring together public authorities, research institutions, transport authorities and citizens in Citizen Mobility Communities. By means of co-creative sessions in living labs at neighbourhood level, key stakeholders help co-identify the most urgent problems, co-design suitable solutions, pilot and assess them.

As Innovation and Dissemination Manager, we are responsible for the communication strategy and activities as well as for the exploitation of results. We have also coordinated the research to define the project’s conceptual framework.

Related publications
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