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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 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.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 30 Jan 2019
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European Road Safety Summer School 2019

Are you a professional dealing with road safety and mobility issues? Do you want to expand your expertise in this field and learn from other countries?

Road safety progress in the European Union has stagnated for the last four years. Only urgent measures will reduce the 500 deaths that occur on EU roads every week. The Safe System approach is internationally considered to be best practice in road safety and in the European Road Safety Summer School, we advise you on how to successfully implement this strategy in your country or region.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 22 Feb 2019

ITS World Congress

The 26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress is the world’s leading transport technology congress and will arrive at the shores of Singapore from 21 – 25 October 2019. This year the theme is 'Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities'.

The 2019 Congress aims to deliver a comprehensive five-day programme centred around eight broad themes:

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 15 May 2019
By Tom Nokes / Updated: 04 Jan 2019

New BlackBerry service aims to support the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems

BlackBerry Limited recently announced a Security Credential Management System (SCMS) service to try and help the private and public sectors come together and accelerate the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The SCMS service will be available to automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected vehicle pilots, providing a mechanism for vehicles and infrastructure, such as traffic lights, to exchange information in a trustworthy and private manner using digital certificates.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 21 Dec 2018
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 21 Dec 2018
By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 14 Jan 2019

Commissioner Bulc at COP24 summit: 'Cities should make sustainable choices as attractive as possible'

The COP 24 climate summit in Katowice featured 'Transport Day' to discuss how mobility solutions can help keep global warming under a 1.5°C increase. Transport currently accounts for a quarter of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 14 Dec 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 6th European Conference on SUMPs, 17-18 June 2019

Planning for Sustainable and Active Cities: 17-18 June 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands

The 6th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The focus of the conference is on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context, i.e. how to make cities more walkable and cycle-friendly.

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