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The process of developing policy generally involves research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to produce recommendations. Guidelines can help cities develop and assess their transport policies to address existing and new policy objectives. Research organisations and institutions provide valuable data and analysis to underpin policy recommendations and decisions.

 

 
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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 18 Apr 2019

Oslo Urban Arena 2019

Oslo Urban Arena (OUA) is a collective of architects, planners, developers and urban activists from a multidisciplinary background with on a mission to launch a conference, debate and lecture arena every year, on urbanism and urban development from the heart of the center of Oslo.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 17 Apr 2019

New measures to encourage the use and purchase of cleaner vehicles in Italy

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Air quality is a relevant problem in most extended urban areas in Italy, particularly the ones located in the Northern part of the country. This is what emerged from the recent report (“Mal’aria 2019”) published by Legambiente. Although the annual average has improved over the last decade, peaks in concentrations of fine particulate matter and ozone remain high, especially in winter and summer months. In 2018, 55 departmental capitals exceeded their daily limits for fine particulate matter and ozone (fixed at 35 days for PM10 and 25 for ozone).

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

CIVITAS Forum 2019 opens calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors

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The calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors are now open for this year's CIVITAS Forum.

The 17th edition of Europe's top sustainable urban mobility event will gather the leading figures in the field to debate and analyse the most pressing mobility topics and witness the pioneering solutions bringing cleaner, better transport to Europe.

By rswa178 / Updated: 10 Apr 2019

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up webinar: The SUMP action plan and how to gain political commitment to it

How do you ensure the implementation of measures in a sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP)? How do you engage decision makers in the SUMP process?

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up's fourth webinar for mobility practitioners will explore these crucial questions by focusing on an important milestone in the SUMP process – developing the SUMP action plan and ensuring political commitment to it.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 10 Apr 2019

SUMI: fostering long-term commitment to sustainable urban mobility indicators in Europe

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As cities continue to work towards achieving Europe’s policy goals, it is becoming increasingly important that systems for monitoring and reporting progress are put in place. Through making use of sustainable urban mobility indicators, policymakers will be able to assess the success of current mobility measures, as well as ensuring that upcoming solutions are tailored to respond to the issues which are most pertinent to the cities in question.

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 08 Apr 2019
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 08 Apr 2019
By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Apr 2019

Register now for the CIVITAS Forum 2019

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Registration for this year's CIVITAS Forum Conference is now open! This edition of Europe's leading sustainable mobility event is taking place from 2-4 October in Graz, Austria.

This year marks a homecoming for CIVITAS - the very first Forum took place in Austria's second city in 2003. Yet mobility never stands still. The situation in Graz is very different compared to 16 years ago, like in many cities around Europe.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Apr 2019

Policy Recommendations - Boosting SUMP Take-Up in EU Cities

This leaflet provides a series of succinct policy recommendations to local authorities, Member States and the EU on how to foster SUMP take-up in cities in Europe.

Recommendations are divided into five thematic areas, which are further categorised according to the level of political actor that they apply to.

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 01 Apr 2019

Department for Transport Launches Future of Urban Mobility Plan

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The UK Department for Transport (DfT) is undertaking the “biggest review into transportation in a generation”, and has recently published its strategy for the future of urban mobility. This includes announcing a regulatory review, a £90 million transport innovation fund and its priorities for 2019.