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By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 06 Jan 2020

Braga's SUMP nears completion

Towards the end of 2019, the Portuguese Municipality of Braga hosted a session that aimed to present and collect contributions that might be included in the final version of the city’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP).

This was the second debate that was open to the public. It launched a period that lasted until the end of 2019 that involved several public discussions that had the goal of collecting further suggestions and insights from residents that might be potentially incorporated into the final version of the SUMP.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 30 Dec 2019
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 20 Nov 2019

European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM)

The European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM) began in 1997 and has developed into the prime event for mobility management practitioners and experts from all over Europe to meet. ECOMM is a three-day event with excursions, keynote speeches, an exhibition, 50-80 presentations and workshops, and lots of networking opportunities. Papers are selected by an International Programme Committee (IPC) to ensure the programme is made up of the most innovative ideas, from a range of speakers. 

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 13 Nov 2019

ITS European Congress 2020

The ITS European Congress, the largest event entirely dedicated to smart mobility and digitalisation of transport, is organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe.

The ITS European Congress is part of a bigger cluster of ITS Congresses. It is organised in a European city in the years where there is no ITS World Congress in Europe. These events are a strategic opportunity for the transport industry to come together and show the latest innovations, with a slightly different focus for each year. The 14th ITS European Congress theme is: The Game Changer. The five key topics of 2020 are:

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 06 Nov 2019

Urban e-Planning International Conference

The Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning at the University of Lisbon is hosting the 5th International Conference on Urban e-Planning.

The annual event attracts professionals from around the world to discuss the current situation of urban e-planning and the future challenges and opportunities that can be expected. Over the course of the two days, there will be presentations from leading academics, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 04 Nov 2019

URBAN FUTURE Global Conference

Cities are key to the sustainable future of our planet. Massive changes are necessary to fight climate change and social inequalities. But is technology really the most relevant solution to driving change? Urban Future believes that it is all about people: active, passionate and visionary decision-makers are the ones who can make our cities more sustainable.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 24 Oct 2019

Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2020

The 'Smart Cities' concept encompasses more than mobility, digital platforms or sustainability. The fundamental objective of a Smart City is to incorporate all these areas in order to improve the lives of citizens in the world. The Smart Cities Summit Portugal is an opportunity for national and international experts to share their ideas, experiences and challenges in developing a Smart City. It acts as a market place, creating opportunities for the international sphere. 

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 13 Jan 2020
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 23 Aug 2019

Lisbon creates “Alliance of Innovators” to find bold mobility solutions

The European Commission will finance the municipality of Lisbon, providing €4.5 million for the development of a digital data sharing system that will make it possible for the information left by users to be converted into concrete measures to improve the network and the transport system. It is anticipated that the project will mobilise various players in the local innovation ecosystem through the creation of an Alliance of Innovators, to allow the sharing of public and private data, with a view to creating solutions for mobility that meet the needs of those who live, work and visit Lisbon.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 05 Aug 2019

Facilitating mobility for elderly people is the aim of a new project

The Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (Portugal) and the University of Navarra (Spain), in collaboration with the San Juan de Dios hospital in Pamplona (Spain), the Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy) and the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda (Portugal), have launched a research project on the mobility and accessibility of elderly people in cities.