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Clean and energy-efficient vehicles, such as hybrid/electric buses and cars, aim to reduce greenhouse and other pollutant emissions, fuel consumption and fossil fuel dependency.

Exhaust gas treatment systems, alternative drive trains and the use of alternative fuels and energy storage systems can improve the environmental record of vehicles. Besides technical interventions, promotional and procurement initiatives can accelerate the uptake of low-emission vehicles.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 22 Mar 2019

Lisbon, Lindau and Greater Manchester win EU sustainable mobility awards

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Yesterday evening the European Commission announced the winners of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards 2018, and the 7th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) at a ceremony in Brussels (Belgium). 

Lisbon was revealed as the winner of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities, with Lindau taking home the award for smaller municipalities. The 7th SUMP Award was won by Greater Manchester.  Click on the following video links to view this years finalists in action:

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 21 Mar 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 20 Mar 2019

2019 Smart Cities and Regions Summit

The 2019 Smart Cities and Regions Conference will bring together experts from government and industry to give their views on how smart technology can be used to improve the lives of Irish citizens.

A wide range of topics will be covered providing exclusive insights into how we can deliver more efficient, sustainable and safer cities and towns.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 20 Mar 2019

Urban green growth: The Norwegian seminar on green economics

Urbanisation has the potential to be a strong enabler of a green, net-positive economy. However, on our current trajectory, cities are growing into 'more of the old', rather than providing the infrastructure for a better economy. This seminar - a collaboration between BI, UiO and IFE - will offer theory, practical examples and networking opportunities.

Key topics include:

  • Urban green growth within planetary boundaries
  • Six innovations for urban green growth
  • Applied green city economics - jobs, climate and energy

Key speakers include: 

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 20 Mar 2019

Urban and metropolitan adaptation to Climate Change

The European urban context faces new issues related to climate change, such as record-breaking heatwaves, pollution peaks and waste management. A number of solutions to fight against climate change and mitigate it in the best conditions are thought out locally, at municipal level.

This conference will present local solutions to these issues. Key topics include:

By rswa178 / Updated: 19 Mar 2019

Fact sheets reveal innovative mobility measures in CIVITAS ECCENTRIC cities

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The full set of fact sheets chronicling the innovative mobility measures being implemented within CIVITAS ECCENTRIC are now available. The fact sheets cover the five cities involved in the project. They are Madrid (Spain); Munich (Germany), Ruse (Bulgaria), Stockholm (Sweden); and Turku (Finland). 

The fact sheets outline key details relating to each of their respective solutions, including:

By rswa178 / Updated: 26 Feb 2019
By Chiara Benetti / Updated: 06 Mar 2019

European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (EUBCE) 2019

The 27th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition taking place between 27 and 30 May 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, is a premier global event for research and development on all aspects of this dynamic energy sector, attracting over 1 500 participants from more than 65 countries. It is a world class renowned science-to-science, business-to-business and science-to-industry platform with an absolute and exclusive focus on the global Biomass sector.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 21 Feb 2019

European Transport Conference 2019

The European Transport Conference (ETC) is the annual conference of the Association for European Transport, which attracts policymakers and researchers from across the transport industry.

Attend the 2019 European Transport Conference to hear from a series of industry experts on: