The two-day training programme is a mix of theoretical input, practical exercises and site visits to solutions in Žilina. It is targeted primarily at municipal policy makers and city office staff, especially for spatial planning, strategy and transport departments. The training familiarises municipal staff with current knowledge in urban mobility and to facilitates exchange of experience. It provides an overview on the conditions urban mobility development meets in Slovakia, presents examples from Slovakia and abroad and puts a focus on the relationship between spatial planning and urban mobility. Practical exercises put participants to the task to explore themselves policies, measures and their possible impacts that the interplay of urban mobility and land use planning holds for cities. Site Visits highlight the achievements of Žilina in the areas of local and national public transport, e-mobility, bike sharing and pedestrianisation.
To bring the best practice to view, the training will host a representative of Slovak municipality Malacky, the winner of the last year‘s Slovak national „Enviromesto" (Envirocity) award in the category of Urban mobility. The topic of the presentation will be Transformation of transportation system of Malacky towards sustainable mobility, introducing the town’s new strategic transport plan and its implementation. Despite its small size, the town has introduced several successful projects and public campaigns in promoting and enabling cycling, public transport, pedestrianisation and parking regulation. Special emphasis will be put on navigating the multisectoral nature of the process and on the role of municipal strategic development department that has been leading the town’s transformation.
The entire training will be translated to Slovak.
For details on the training programme and for registration, visit the website the CiViNET Czech and Slovak Republic network.