Urban Mobility Days 2022 kicked off today and will run from 20-22 September in the city of Brno, Czech Republic.
This year’s theme is ‘Moving people and goods more sustainably’, and across three days, we traverse the length and breadth of sustainable urban mobility, examining the challenges and solutions at hand.
Cities face critical challenges on the path to sustainable mobility, yet they also hold the key to action. More than 70% of Europeans live in cities, and urban areas account for around 23% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions from transport. At the same time, European cities are home to some of the boldest and most innovative solutions for both passenger and freight transit.
Urban Mobility Days addresses these key challenges. This biennial conference, jointly organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport (DG MOVE), and the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, is a major event in the urban mobility calendar. Having taken place online two years ago due to COVID-19, we are delighted to welcome delegates back in person (with a virtual option available).
Urban Mobility Days provides a unique forum to convene policymakers, local authorities, academics, NGOs, urban transport practitioners, and urban planners to connect, share and discuss the path forward for a sustainable, innovative, and equitable future for Europe’s urban mobility.
This year’s programme is set to be as engaging as ever. With panel discussions, thematic sessions, exhibitions and side events, discussions range from boosting active travel to financing climate neutrality, to zero-emission zones and of course SUMPs.
Four plenary sessions will bring together leading decision makers to discuss key issues shaping urban mobility today. On day one we examine how to put active modes and public transport first and focus on TEN-T urban nodes. Day two includes discussions on funding and financing, with a dive into implementing Urban Air Mobility in cities on day three.
As 2022 is the European Year of Youth, Urban Mobility Days puts the spotlight on young voices and views, to make sure Europe’s young people join the debate as we discuss the big questions of climate resilience and reducing dependency on Russian oil following the invasion of Ukraine. In addition to the dedicated, ‘Mobility Powered by Youth’ event, we will hear from a young rapporteur at each session throughout the conference.
Further information regarding the programme can be found on the Urban Mobility Days website: https://www.eumd.org