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Good planning helps choosing and designing the right measures, or packages of measures, for a city’s particular transport context, and getting them off the ground.

A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) – a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings for a better quality of life - can play a big role in this regard. To discover more about these plans, visit the dedicated Mobility Plans section on Eltis.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 25 Apr 2019

New regional mobility plan for Brussels approved and to open for public consultation


On 4 April 2019, the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region approved "Good Move", the regional mobility plan for the period until 2028.

The plan focuses on safety and quality of life by focusing on making neighbourhoods car-free, improving public transport, reducing private car ownership and better managing incoming car traffic. Specifically, the plan aims to reduce car use by 24% and quadruple the number of bicycle trips.

Why a new plan

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 18 Apr 2019

INCLUSION: Making transport more accessible and inclusive for all: new approaches and solutions

The EU-funded INCLUSION project invites you to an interactive and lively event organised in conjunction with the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Groningen, The Netherlands.

INCLUSION focuses on finding transferable solutions that improve the accessibility of collective transport for vulnerable user groups across Europe, in both urban and rural areas.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 19 Apr 2019

Polish guide on SUMP presented by the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure


On 15 April 2019, the Polish Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Mr. Andrzej Bittel officially presented the CIVITAS PROSPERITY Guide to developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) to representatives of more than 140 cities and stakeholders. The Guide has been prepared within the framework of the national SUMP Task Force working group and is therefore tailored to national conditions in Poland. 

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 18 Apr 2019

Smart City for the Citizens 2019

This year, the Smart City for the Citizens conference will focus on data and AI as game changers for cities today and in the future. 

Key topics will include:

  • How to harness the value of urban data
  • Last mile mobility
  • Using AI to analyse and classify the traffic flow of cities
  • Connected infrastructure: essential for the adoption of autonomous vehicles

Attend the conference to hear from experts, such as:

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 18 Apr 2019

Oslo Urban Arena 2019

Oslo Urban Arena (OUA) is a collective of architects, planners, developers and urban activists from a multidisciplinary background with on a mission to launch a conference, debate and lecture arena every year, on urbanism and urban development from the heart of the center of Oslo.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 05 Jun 2019

4th EAI International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (Urb-IoT) 2019

The increasing deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is opening up new avenues of research opportunities towards that future. Although, there have been a number of deployments of diverse IoT systems in the urban space, our understanding of these systems and their implications has just scratched the surface.

Urb-IoT is the 4th EAI International Conference on IoT in Urban Space, which will discuss these new avenues for research and broaden our understanding of IoT technologies. 

The conference will cover multidisciplinary contributions in the areas of:

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

Italy’s Largest Low Emission Zone “Area B” is launched in Milan


In an attempt to combat congestion and air pollution, Milan has limited city access further for petrol and diesel vehicles. With an area covering approximately 72% of the entire municipal territory, “Area B” is now Italy’s largest low emission zone.

“Area B” is a region of 97.6% of the city’s resident population (almost 1.4 million inhabitants). It impacts all those who enter the city by motor vehicle every day, steadily and progressively restricting the most polluting ones in a bid to enhance air quality.  

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2019

The CIVITAS Forum Conference 2019 will be held in Graz, Austria, from 2-4 October 2019. The 17th edition of Europe's top sustainable urban mobility event will gather the leading figures in the field from across the continent and beyond.

This varied group of city representatives, practitioners, policymakers and academics will debate and analyse the most pressing mobility topics and witness the pioneering solutions bringing cleaner, better transport to Europe.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 12 Apr 2019

Smart City Event 2019

The 9th edition of the international Smart City Event will take place in The Hague (The Netherlands).

This year, experts from leading cities will present their unique projects of smart cities, including:

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 12 Apr 2019

Placemaking Week Europe 2019

This year, the European Placemaking Network and STIPO in partnership with La Marina de Valencia, are hosting the second annual Placemaking Week Europe.