A number of actors may be approached for SUMP cooperation, such as other departments within the local authority (e.g. environment, land use, health), municipal agencies, political bodies, neighbouring communities and higher level authorities.
Institutional cooperation is a topic to be treated with care. For example, composing a SUMP partnership is a challenge for many planning authorities. A lack of expertise in multi-stakeholder project management, incompatible timeframes and variances in transport planning approaches can add to the complexity. Accommodating conflicting views is a necessary but sensitive task to undertake. In addition, each local authority has to develop its own cooperation framework taking into account local structures and resources and respecting legal cooperation duties.
Are you curious to know more about how to work jointly with institutional partners in SUMP development? Further information can be found in the Institutional Cooperation Kit and the various SUMP knowledge resources CH4LLENGE produced!