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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 Hannah Figg / Updated: 27 Feb 2018

Hacking Copenhagen Project: Enabling Bicycles to Sense the City

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One of the most complicated and pressing issues in today's urban areas is the increasing tension between the population's demand for more mobility and finite city infrastructure. The Smart City community is looking at ways to help solve this challenge - the first step requiring the digitalisation of mobility services and infrastructure. This will help identify where the barriers are and to prioritise appropriate travel behaviours.

The Bicycle as a sensor: Developing a Connected Cycling Eco-system

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

EU GREEN WEEK: GREEN CITIES FOR A GREENER FUTURE

EU Green Week; Green Cities for a Greener Future is taking place from 21-25th May and will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work.  

Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management, Green Week will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 22 Feb 2018

Public Consultation on the action plan of the Urban Agenda Partnership on Urban Mobility

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The "Urban Agenda for the EU" is the European answer to involving cities in shaping the EU's future and improving cities' contribution to the Union's and member states' goals. Its Partnership on the topic "Urban Mobility", led by the Czech Republic and the City of Karlsruhe, has created its Action Plan for improving cities' impact on regulations, financing and knowledge transfer from EU's side to design the future of urban mobility.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 20 Feb 2018

Even small speed reductions save lives, says Swedish report

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A study published in early 2018 by the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute shows the impact of lower speed limits in urban areas on road fatalities and injuries. A maximum speed reduction from 50 to 40 kilometer per hour could help save as many as 5 lives per year and prevent 83 severe injuries and 12 very serious injuries on a yearly basis.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 13 Feb 2018

Public review launched for three new Urban Agenda Partnerships

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The Urban Agenda for the EU was launched in May 2016 with the Pact of Amsterdam. It represents a new multi-level working method promoting cooperation between Member States, cities, the European Commission and other stakeholders in order to stimulate growth, liveability and innovation in the cities of Europe and to identify and successfully tackle social challenges. Thematic Partnerships and their action plans represent the key delivery mechanism within the Urban Agenda for the EU.

By ChloeMispelon / Updated: 31 Jan 2018

Decongesting Europe: New approaches to freeing our cities

The FLOW and TRACE projects join forces and invite you to an interactive event.
It includes a TRACE "tracking tour", training sessions, presentations, breakout
sessions, political debate, world café and awards.

Discover and discuss the technical tools and policy recommendations generated by these two projects to help fighting traffic congestion in cities. Panelists will also engage with political decision-makers about the political roots of congestion debate.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 19 Jan 2018

Information Day for the EIT's 2018 Call for Proposals

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is organising an Information Day for the 2018 Call for Proposals for two new Innovation Communities: EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility. 

What will happen at the Information Day? The EIT will:

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 17 Jan 2018

Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

This training programme will allow participants to understand the concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and discuss its effects and implications from financial, regulatory and technological perspectives.
The course will also address the possible societal and environmental effects as well as policy, regulation and governance issues.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 18 Jan 2018

UITP MENA & Sub-Sahara Africa Seminar: "Promoting public transport through effective policies and innovations"

The annual UITP MENA seminar in Maghreb region will be held in Casablanca on 31 January 2018 and will allow sharing the experiences in mobility of North Africa, the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Sub-Saharan African. The event will be an opportunity for the diverse actors of the public transport in these regions to exchange on their experiences and on the future projects related to policies, planning and innovations for sustainable urban mobility.
By News Editor / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

EU Research & Innovation for and with Cities: Yearly Mapping Report September 2017

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This report provides an overview of the main EU Research and Innovation (R&I) actions for and with cities, promoted both at the European and international level to foster sustainable urban development. In addition, it presents a detailed overview of budget of Horizon 2020 and the past three research Framework Programmes (FP7, FP6 and FP5) committed to city-related projects.