The research input to the SINTROPHER project
Researches for an urbanism oriented towards rail and intermodality: Bahn.ville and transit-oriented development (LVMT - Univ. Paris-Est)
2011-03-15 / 2011-03-15
Urban transport, tram, European union, medium-sized city, Transport urbain, tramway, Union européenne, ville moyenne
What is the added value of transnational cooperation for the development of transport solutions in North-Western Europe? To what extent are local stakeholders inspired by the experience and the knowledge gathered elsewhere? What are the benefits and the challenges of cooperation across national borders for the development of innovative transport solutions? The SINTROPHER project offers an excellent opportunity to address these issues and to contribute to recent academic and policy debates on the added value of transnational cooperation. Based on a comparative assessment of the development of new or improved tram projects in the five SINTROPHER partner regions, this study explores the added value of transnational cooperation for the diffusion and transfer of cost-effective transport solutions.