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Effective policies and measures require the involvement and ownership of stakeholders, including the wider public. A strategy that includes the public and stakeholders can help cities undertake effective reviews and host discussions that can strengthen urban mobility plans and enable greater chances of success.

 
By News Editor / Updated: 24 Apr 2017

Participatory approach for new transport plan in Clermont-Ferrand

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Three hundred residents gathered last month to discuss the next local transport plan in Clermont-Ferrand, which will be finalised by 2019.

The planning authorities in the community are keen to make sure that residents of the Clermont-Ferrand community will have more than just a say in the next local transport plan - they are an integral link in its development.

Spread across 28 discussion tables, the citizens brought a breadth of perspectives to the table.

By Randy Rzewnicki / Updated: 05 Apr 2017

Give feedback on the EU cycling strategy

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Until April 10, you can give your feedback on the EUCS draft blueprint. We hereby invite all interested stakeholders to comment on the draft blueprint for an EU Cycling Strategy.

The consultation will be online from March 20 – April 8, 2017. This document that has been put together by an expert group of 25 experts, representing 13 governmental and non-governmental organisations, academia and business representations.

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By News Editor / Updated: 20 Mar 2017

Brussels reaches out to public for mobility plan feedback (Belgium)

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The city of Brussels last month launched the process of citizen participation in the development of the region’s mobility plan.

The Brussels regional mobility plan provides specific details for the implementation of major mobility actions set out in the regional sustainable development plan.

Its main objectives are to reduce the pressure of incoming and outgoing traffic in Brussels by 20 per cent, create 25 000 parking spaces and increase intra-city travel with public transport.

By Youris.com / Updated: 13 Mar 2017

REMOURBAN study tour to take place in Nottingham on 23 March (UK)

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Lighthouse project Remourban will be throwing its doors wide open this month when its first study tour takes place in lighthouse city Nottingham, UK.

Behind the tour are project partners Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Trent University – named UK’s greenest university – and has been organised in co-operation with the Action Cluster on Integrated Planning of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities and the Smart Cities Information System.

By News Editor / Updated: 13 Feb 2017

Oslo kids use app to help identify traffic problems (Norway)

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The city of Oslo has created an app that enlists children as 'secret smartphone agents' to encourage them to walk and cycle to school and record traffic problems.

The Traffic Agent app encourages children to go undercover to report dangerous intersections, damaged pavements, overgrown bushes, broken street lamps or illegally parked cars.

The GPS-tracked app, which links the city directly to children’s safety concerns, has been such a success that officials are planning to roll it out across the rest of Norway.

By News Editor / Updated: 13 Feb 2017

Setting up institutional co-operation for Brno’s SUMP (Czech Republic)

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The Czech city of Brno started developing its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in January 2014, when there were no national guidelines for planning authorities to follow. Supported by the EU-funded CH4LLENGE project, it carried out pilot activates to improve communication, participation and co-operation in local mobility planning. 

By Nadia Bert / Updated: 25 Jan 2017

E-course: Management of Smart Cities

Based on the successful experience of the Management of Urban Infrastructures MOOC, we are happy to announce the release of our second free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), in February 2017, on the Management of Smart Cities.

This course is offered by EPFL, and diffused through the Coursera platform. The Smart Cities MOOC provides an introduction to the principles of management of smart urban infrastructures.

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By Nadia Bert / Updated: 21 Dec 2016

6th Florence Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures

The de- and re-regulation of the different network industries is an ongoing process at national and global level. As this process unfolds, ever new phenomena emerge, which call for a constant reassessment of the content and objectives of regulation.

By News Editor / Updated: 18 Nov 2016

Ilfov County to host public SUMP debate (Romania)

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Ilfov County Council in Romania is to host a public debate on the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) drafted for the Bucharest-Ilfov region.

The SUMP aims to achieve an efficient, integrated, sustainable and secure transport system from 2016-2030 to promote economic and social cohesion and ensure a better quality of life for citizens.

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By stefan.guerra / Updated: 28 Oct 2016

Luccaport - 9 years of green logistics in Lucca (Italy)

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Freight transport and city goods distribution are widely known factors of energy consumption and environmental degradation in European urban centres, and increasing efforts have been undertaken in EU countries to improve operations and reduce their negative impacts.

'Only a few small cities in Europe have been working on this topic as long as the city of Lucca in Italy,' says rightly the responsible of the local urban consolidation centre – LUCCAPORT  – which in 2016 reaches 9 years of operational time.