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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.

 

 
By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Local decision makers: join the CIVITAS Politicians' Forum to exchange on urban mobility with peers

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Politicians from CIVITAS Forum Network member cities are invited to attend this year's Politicians' Forum being held at the CIVITAS Forum in Umeå.

Taking place from 09:30 to 12:00 on 20 September 2018, the meeting will gather senior officials from local authorities across Europe who are leading the way in advancing sustainable urban mobility.

Panel discussions and conversation tables give delegates the chance to interact and exchange experiences with fellow politicians on this year's meeting topic - “Citizens' involvement, urban mobility, and politics”.

By cnebusi / Updated: 09 Aug 2018

SmartBlueCity- 3rd Euro-Mediterranean Conference & Exhibition 2018

The SmartBlueCity Euro-Mediterranean conference and exhibition is organized annually with the help of many partners and supporters. This year its focus is on “Featuring Territorial Intelligence of Small and Medium-sized Cities and Insular Communities in the Mediterranean Scenery - Bridging Local Endeavors to Global Developments”. The aim is to: bring together city and regional authorities with industry, SME’s, academics and professionals; and present current developments and innovative ideas for strengthening smartness and pursuing sustainability objectives.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 09 Aug 2018

SPICE Webinar: innovative mobility solutions by applying new procurement approaches

SPICE is a Horizon 2020 supported Coordination and Support Action (CSA), with a focus on sharing knowledge and experiences on procurement of innovative solutions in the transport sector. In this final webinar, the SPICE team will disclose the key findings of the project.

Who Should Attend

  • Public procurers from different authorities such as national, regional and city administrators
  • Consultancies working in the field of public procurement
  • Universities and researchers

Agenda

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 13 Aug 2018

Edinburgh city centre could be “largely traffic free”

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In order to address the city's existing transport problems, the City of Edinburgh Council has been developing a strategic document setting out three different options for the future development of mobility in the Scottish capital. One of the options would see a major change in the city’s transport system, including the pedestrianisation of key streets in central areas.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 13 Aug 2018
By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Aug 2018

CIVITAS Forum 2018

This year's CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place from 19-21 September in Umeå, Sweden. The 16th edition of Europe's premier sustainable mobility event will bring together the CIVITAS community from across the continent and beyond.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 03 Aug 2018

European Week of Regions and Cities 2018

The 2018 European Week of Regions and Cities offers the opportunity for local and city-level governments to showcase their capacity to stimulate economic growth, facilitate job creation and successfully engage in EU cross-border cooperation.

The week will comprise of over 100 workshops, debates and exhibitions, as well as providing the opportunity to network. The event welcomes 6,000 participants every year, including regional decision-makers, policy experts, researchers, private company representatives and journalists.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 06 Aug 2018

UK seeks to understand pollution from brakes, tyres and road surface wear

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Policy on air pollution tends to focus on pollutants that come from the exhaust fumes of petrol and diesel vehicles, such as NO2 and particulate matter. Little attention is given to particulate matter emissions from brakes, tyres and road surface wear.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 01 Aug 2018

New EIB financing includes sustainable transport projects

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The European Investment Bank approved a total of EUR 12.6 billion of new financing for 83 projects located across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. This represents a record level of new support ever agreed at a monthly meeting of the EIB Board of Directors.

By endorsing 48 projects for EUR 6.1 billion investment guaranteed by the Investment Plan for Europe, the EIB Board will enable the Juncker Plan's European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) to exceed its original EUR 315 billion investment target.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 30 Jul 2018