Funding and Financing of Sustainable Urban Mobility Measures

Course Overview The course aims to identify methods used by cities to finance sustainable urban mobility projects.The course instructors will also share their experience on innovative business models that enable [...]
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Course Overview

The course aims to identify methods used by cities to finance sustainable urban mobility projects.The course instructors will also share their experience on innovative business models that enable cities to bring together various stakeholders in implementing sustainable transport.This course will be held both as a self-paced version with webinars and online conferences where participants will have an opportunity to directly interact with the instructors.For more information, please contact: Dr. Frederic Rudolph

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed mainly at transport planners in local authorities of small and medium sized cities. Other interested individuals are also welcome, e.g. from consultancies or recent graduates.

Course Objectives

The overarching objective of the course is to identify and help closing the capacity gaps in S-M cities’ knowledge of methods in financing sustainable mobility through providing information and sharing knowledge of best practice from across Europe. Participants will learn about:

  • innovative financing schemes, i.e. levies, taxes and charges, commercial and economic measures and municipality-centred measures;
  • the public procurement reform in the EU, innovative procurement criteria and procedures for transport and mobility; and
  • business models for new and emerging transport schemes.

Moderation and Forum

  • 4 weeks course (01.07.2020 – 01.08.2020)
  • Moderation only in this time span. Questions can be raised using the respective forum for each topic
  • Questions are discussed in written form
  • The course is self-paced i.e. you can log in according to your schedule
  • Moderator will interact with participants through the forum for each topic
  • Opportunity to participate in live webinars if participants are in the same time zone.
  • Webinars are recorded and recordings are made available for participants.

Introduction to Funding and Financing of Sustainable Urban Mobility Measures

1
Introduction Webinar: Public Procurement and Innovative Financing of Sustainable Urban Transport
2
Introduction to Financing of Sustainable Urban Mobility Measures
3
The 8 SUMP Principles in the Context of Funding and Financing
4
Options and Challenges on Funding and Financing for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Financial Measures on the Local Level

1
1. Local Revenue Stream
2
1.1. Project Related Income
3
1.2. Pricing Measures for Individual Car Use
4
1.2.1. Congestion Charge
5
1.2.2. Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Charging Schemes
6
1.2.3. Parking Management
7
1.2.4. Toll Roads
8
2. Employers Contributions
9
2.1. Workplace Parking Levy
10
3. Value Capture Instruments
11
3.1. Stamp Duty and Land Tax
12
3.2. Voluntary Capture
13
3.3. Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
14
3.4 Tax Increment Financing
15
4. Local Option Sales Taxes

National Funding

1
National Level Funding

European Funding and Financing Sources

1
Introduction
2
General Finance Regulation
3
Support instruments for the application process
4
Emissions Trading
5
Financing Regulation and Schemes

Debt Mechanisms and External Financing

1
Introduction
2
Loans
3
City Bonds
4
Municipal Green Bonds
5
External Finance : Crowdsourcing
6
External finance : Citizen Cooperative
7
External Finance : Lottery Funding
8
External Finance: Donations as Part of Consumer Purchases

Facilitating the Involvement of the Private Sector

1
Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Development
2
Engaging Private Companies as Service Providers

Transport Operater Measures

1
Selling Expertise and Technical Know-how
2
Advertising, Sponsorship and Naming Rights
3
Collaborating with Other Cities, Research Consortia and Private Companies
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