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Kouvola region works for policy match


Detailed description of the Good Practice

In Kouvola Region, the SUTP was connected also to the regional, state level and EU policies. “We need to look at policies all the way from top to down, making the whole process more coherent and influence policies and processes made by regional and national actors”, says Hannu Koverola, Planning Manager for the Kouvola Region Federation of Municipalities.

“Sustainable urban transport is one of our priorities. Authorities and organizations which decide on funding also play a key role also in implementing policies. The federation of municipalities is present in regional projects in a way or another, either being experts, financer or coordinators.”

  • sustainable urban transport
  • transport

Objectives of the Good Practice

The target was to promote sustainable modes of transport by making it real all the way from cooperating on policies to implementing joint actions with sufficient resources.

Participants of the Good Practice

The working group inlcuded:Regional Council, Finnish Road Administration, Finnish Rail Administration, State provincial Office and all seven municipalities.
After the SUTP process started, the working group was extended to include regional public health ser-vices and regional public environment center, as well as citizens and other relevant stakeholders.

More Details of the Good Practice

Documentation and documents

"Moving sustainably- guide to sustainable urban plans"

Available files