SUTRA: SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORTATION
The second year of the project was dedicated to the objectives of the third Milestone
namely the end of tool development phase.
As a result, the following models are now operational, implemented and tested with
first city data;
REPORTING PERIOD: JULY 2001 - JUNE 2002
The organisational and communication structure for the project was maintained with
a project web server http://www.ess.co.at/SUTRA and mailing list
(email@example.com).In addition, a dedicated web server was installed for the on-line
tools of the third project phase at
http://188.8.131.52/SUTRA/. As in the
first year, electronic communication has proved very effective despite the
geographical distribution of partners.
- MARKAL energy modelling system
- VISUM multi-modal transportation model
- TREM emission model
- VADIS dynamic street canyon model
- OFIS regional air quality (ozone model)
- Post-processing tools around a city-level air quality modelling system
AirWare including and expert system for rule-based assessment.
Several technical and administrative meetings were held, leading up to the mid-term
assessment in Genova, January 28-29, 2002 which resulted in a positive
assessment of the project and a solid basis for its continuation towards the third year
of final comparative analysis of the case studies.
In addition to the model development and testing in the individual cities, technical
work proceeded on the definition of indicators for sustainable urban development
with emphasis on the transportation sector and related land use. These indicators are
the basis for the model-based scenario analysis and eventual comparative evaluation
in SUTRA. In parallel, the city partners responsible for local implementation of the
case studies in Buenos Aires, Geneva, Genoa, Gdansk, Lisbon, Tel Aviv and
Thessaloniki continued the compilation and analysis of the model data. In general, all
technical tasks in the first set of work packages proceeded smoothly and well
coordinated according to plan, without major technical problems encountered. The
basic set of models (transportation, energy, emissions, street canyon modelling,
regional air quality) has been made operational, and the basic data for the next step
of scenario analysis are in place. The systematic analysis of the common and city
specific development scenarios has started.
In the related LUTR cluster, SUTRA continued to host a common web server for the
group of projects involved (http;//www.ess.co.at/LUTR) which was merged into the
new portal at http:/www.lutr.net.