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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 Ella Andrew / Updated: 20 Mar 2020

Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2020

Please note - this event has been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the event website for further information.

TRA, the Transport Research Arena, is the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility.

TRA 2020 is themed 'Rethinking transport - towards clean and inclusive mobility' and brings together experts from around the world, to discuss innovations and the future of mobility and transport.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 24 Jul 2019

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: COP25

The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place in Santiago, Chile, with a pre-COP meeting taking place in Costa Rica.

This high-level conference will offer enhanced visibility to the work that is being carried out in the field of climate change. 

COP25 brings together thousands of stakeholders of varying backgrounds, including country representatives, companies, NGOs and academia. 

By rswa178 / Updated: 06 Aug 2019

The Story of Turin's Transformative SUMP

As the home of Fiat, Turin was long known as Italy's motor city. However, it is now making its mobility name in a different way and its SUMP sits at the heart of this transformation.

This video tells the story of its impact and what the future holds for Italy's third-largest city. Turin is a partner city in the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 24 Jul 2019

Key publications for practitioners working on SUMPs available in new languages

Four publications from CIVITAS SUMPs-Up are now available in French, Hungarian and Spanish. Three manuals on SUMP measure selection and a report giving guidance on developing a SUMP action plan are those that have been translated.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 24 Jul 2019

Action Plan for Sustainable Mobility in Madeira approved

An Action Plan for Sustainable Mobility in the Autonomous Region of Madeira (PAMUS RAM) was approved at the end of June.

The plan is vital to efforts to transition towards clean, inclusive and safe transport in the Portuguese region.

It provides the Regional Government with an instrument that links the short-, medium- and long-term action strategy for the development of infrastructure and transport of the RAM, improving accessibility throughout its territory and providing more sustainable mobility and transport to residents and visitors.

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By SSPCR / Updated: 24 Jul 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 17 Jul 2019

Give your views on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation

The European Commission is preparing the implementation of Horizon Europe, the next and most ambitious EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) with a proposed budget of €100 billion, shaping research and development in the coming years. There is an online public consultation until 08 September 2019 to allow stakeholders to provide their views about the most pressing challenges and important impacts to focus on.
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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 10 Jul 2019
By Youris.com / Updated: 05 Jul 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 16 Jul 2019

Venice City Solutions 2019

The 2nd edition of the "Venice City Solutions Series" will be held from 24 to 25 October 2019. It is an annual meeting, bringing together different issues which are key to implementing SDGs at the local level, with a specific focus on the role of local governments as key stakeholders involved in Agenda 2030.

The 2018 edition will welcome more than 140 participants from 36 countries to Venice, to discuss the need to finance the SDGs at the local level.