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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 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. 

By Youris.com / Updated: 28 Mar 2019

Smart city: enthusiasm but caution on new 5G technology

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5G networks no doubt have the technological specs necessary to power smart cities, but without careful design and planning the complexity of integrating everything from traffic to health care could prove overwhelming

Long-touted advances of smart cities may finally become reality with the increases to wireless network speeds and bandwidths promised by the switch to 5G. Seamless integration of our homes, cities and utilities can change the way we interact with everything from grocery stores to doctors.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 11 Apr 2019

Insight into the planning strategies of the 2018 EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Award winners Lisbon and Lindau

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Miguel Gaspar, the Deputy Mayor for Mobility and Safety of Lisbon explains the main pillars of the cities' transport policy. Lisbon is currently developing its SUMP. The vision building phase has been completed as well as data collection. The city has a very clear strategy of moving forward with public transport as the backbone of urban mobility and a strong focus on active transport. The increase in the share of walking within the last 5 years is impressive and completely against the trend in many other cities.

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 Tom Nokes / Updated: 22 Mar 2019

Watch the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK and SUMP Award ceremony live

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The European Mobility Week (EMW) and SUMP award ceremony will be available to watch live at 19:00 CET on Thursday 21st March.

The ceremony will be live-streamed on the European Union's TV information service, Europe by Satellite plus (EbS+)

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.