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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 Tom Nokes / Updated: 22 Mar 2019

Watch the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK and SUMP Award ceremony live

The European Mobility Week (EMW) and SUMP award ceremony will be available to watch live at 19:00 CET on Thursday 21st March.

The ceremony will be live-streamed on the European Union's TV information service, Europe by Satellite plus (EbS+)

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 20 Mar 2019
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 28 Feb 2019

Austrian Road Safety Board calls for speed limit of 30 km/h in cities

Children are amongst the most vulnerable users of our cities’ traffic systems. After a fatal accident involving a child using a zebra crossing in Vienna, there has been much debate in Austria about how to improve the protection of, and safety for, children in urban areas.

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By Chiara Benetti / Updated: 06 Mar 2019

European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (EUBCE) 2019

The 27th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition taking place between 27 and 30 May 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, is a premier global event for research and development on all aspects of this dynamic energy sector, attracting over 1 500 participants from more than 65 countries. It is a world class renowned science-to-science, business-to-business and science-to-industry platform with an absolute and exclusive focus on the global Biomass sector.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 01 May 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 21 Feb 2019

Third Thursday: Urban Technology Testbed

Future Cities Catapult host a series of Third Thursday events to encourage experts from across the city space to discuss new technologies which have the power to make our cities more sustainable and innovative.

As urban populations grow and demand on city services continue to add complex pressures for cities, there has been a growing focus on technologies playing a vital role in making our cities healthier, cleaner ultimately improving the health and wellbeing for all residents.

By Bronwen Thornton / Updated: 06 Feb 2019
By Bronwen Thornton / Updated: 04 Feb 2019

Walk21 Rotterdam 2019 | 7-10 October 2019 | Rotterdam, The Netherlands

PUTTING PEDESTRIANS FIRST: Smart, Healthy and for Everyone!

From 7-10 October 2019 the City of Rotterdam will be hosting the 20th issue of Walk21 – The International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities.

Join the Walk21 conference for its first European issue in four years!

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 06 Feb 2019

CO2 emission standards for cars and vans: European Council confirms agreement on stricter limits

Last week's Wednesday, the EU member states adopted the new rules for CO2 emissions standards for cars and vans following an agreement between the EU Presidency and the parliament. Tackling emissions of cars and vans is directed to almost three-quarters of greenhouse gas emissions in the road transport sector.

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By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 15 Oct 2019

Polis Annual Conference 2019

The 2019 edition of the Polis Annual Conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 27-28 November 2019.

The Polis Annual Conference is Europe's leading event on sustainable urban mobility in cities and regions.

The call for exhibitors and sponsors is now open. View details here.

The call for speakers opens in March 2019 and registrations will open in June 2019.