This paper is interested in the interplay between smart governance and urban mobility planning in the context of smart city. Mobility is one of the key urban domains, thus, it is crucial to analyze the governance models behind it, especially from two perspectives: participation of stakeholders and decision-making procedures. More specifically, this project takes a closer look at the European approach to rather top-down initiated Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) and analyses how they are designed and implemented in the Baltic Sea region, with an in-depth focus on the city of Tallinn where interviews with city officials and mobility stakeholders were conducted. The results indicate that the top-down approach has not been taken over effectively by the city officials and thus, creating the lack of ownership on the local level. The Tallinn SUMP involved key stakeholders into the planning process including satellite areas and various interests’ groups. On the other hand, technology-enabled participation of citizens remains weak.
Authors: Ralf-Martin Soe (FinEst Twins Smart City Center of Excellence, Tallinn University of Technology),
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