10th International Congress Cancelled!


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International Cities for Mobility Congress

The 10th International Cities for Mobility Congress which was originally scheduled to take place in June/July 2020 had to be cancelled because of the Corona Pandemic. What makes our congress so unique is its relaxed atmosphere, the manageable size of the audience, its central location at the city hall and the practical fpcus of our topics. It is not possible to replace this „special“ event atmosphere by virtual meetings. However, we are aware of the fact that we need to find digital formats in the future allowing the exchange of experiences and knowledge among the Cities for Mobility community. We are currently discussing different options on how to continue with the international congresses of the network. Most probably we will try to organize a on site meeting in Stuttgart again in 2022. Of course provided that the Pandemic is mostly under control. As soon as we have a draft concept […]

News from the Coordination Office

The Corona Pandemic forced us unfortunately to reduce our activities in the network. At the same time, the team of the Coordination Office took over other important duties within the Municipality of Stuttgart. As some of you may know, Cities for Mobility is coordinated by Stuttgart City Hall. The Coordination Team is not only charge of running the network, the staff is also coordinating strategic mobility projects and their implementation in the municipality. There are many challenges nowadays in the fields of urban mobility that cities all over the world have to handle. We are starting now with a new format of our Newsletter, informing not only about interesting news from the network and from activities of local governments and other stakeholders. We will also use the opportunity to keep you informed on current programs, projects and measures that we are designing and implementing within the City of Stuttgart. We […]

Neiva new member of Cities for Mobility

The City of Neiva (Colombia) recently joined the network Cities for Mobility. The Coordination Office and the City of Stuttgart warmly welcome Neiva as new member. It is the capital of the Department of Huila, and it is located in the valley of the Magdalena River in south central Colombia with a population of about 360.000 inhabitants. Neiva is considered as one of the most important cities in southern Colombia, mainly because of its strategic geographical location. Fore more information please visit the official website https://www.alcaldianeiva.gov.co/Paginas/Inicio.aspx.

Cargo bike day Stuttgart 2020

The second Stuttgart cargo bike day is taking place on 13 September and is organized by the City of Stuttgart in cooperation with the event agency MCE GmbH – Die Ideenschmiede. Visitors can enjoy several trials and test different types of e-cargo bikes. The event takes place from 11 am to 5 pm at the Karlsplatz. For more information please visist https://www.cargobike-stuttgart.de/

Announcing the ICLEI World Congress 2021!

ICLEI World Congress 2021 will take place from 14-17 April 2021 in Malmö, Sweden. Hundreds of local, regional and national governments, international agencies, representatives of the private sector, academics and researchers, community groups and other partners from around the world will come together to steer the global sustainable development agenda by enhancing action taken in urban areas worldwide. For more information please visit https://worldcongress2021.iclei.org/ Source: ICLEI world congress website

9th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE CITIES & TOWNS: Mannheim, 30 September – 02 October 2020 (online)

The only constant in life is change: Mannheim2020 is going online! Local transformation needs to be brought to the next level in all aspects of society. Europe needs solutions for major environmental, economic and social challenges now more than ever. Join us for the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns to take transformation forward. 30 September – 2 October No participation fees Interactive format ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and our pioneering virtual host the City of Mannheim will bring together local and regional leaders, European and international institutions and  some of the brightest minds working on cutting edge research, businesses and the civil society to forge a more sustainable Europe in #Mannheim2020. Source: https://conferences.sustainablecities.eu/mannheim2020/


Autonomy is the leading B2B & B2G international event that brings together, every year, all the players involved in sustainable and intelligent mobility around the world. The event will take place on 4 & 5 November 2020. For more information please visit the website https://www.autonomy.paris/en/autonomy-digital/.Source: Autonomy website

Urban Mobility Days Conference to be held as a digital event

(Source: POLIS network website) In light of the ongoing uncertainty around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the European Commission’s Urban Mobility Days Conference in 2020 will be held as a fully digital event. POLIS will be coordinating the conference through its involvement in Eltis. Previously intended to take place as a three-day conference in Brussels from 29 September to 1 October, the event’s new online format will enable participants to join debates and exchange expertise on the most important urban mobility topics safely from their own desks. Further details on the digital event programme, plus registration will follow very soon on the dedicated Urban Mobility Days event page.  The theme of the event is “zero-emission mobility for all“ and will combine two leading events from Europe’s transport calendar: the CIVITAS Forum Conference and the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). The conference will also go beyond transport by connecting zero-emission mobility initiatives with broader […]

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2020 – Registration now open!

(Source: POLIS network website) Towns and cities across Europe and further afield can now register their participation in EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2020. The annual campaign, which takes place from 16-22 September each year, is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport and seeks to improve quality of life through promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport. This year’s campaign puts the spotlight on ‘zero emission mobility for all’. For more information about this year’s theme, the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK team has provided a series of Thematic Guidelines. To respond to the uncertainties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, registration by towns and cities this year has maximum flexibility to cover events and measures as usual, or online alternatives and all innovative COVID-19 transport solutions, with no obligation to select any of the three options – holding a week of activities focused on sustainable mobility, implementing one or more permanent transport measures, or holding a […]

Brussels among winners of European sustainable mobility awards

(Source: Eurocities News) The Brussels Capital Region’s sustainable urban mobility planning includes ambitions to have zero road deaths by 2030, reducing the speed limit to 30kph by 2021 and increasing the number of pedestrianised zones. Recently, as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brussels, along with many other major European cities, has made space for pedestrians and cyclists a top priority in order to allow people to move around the city, while maintain physical distancing requirements. Within the inner ring road of the city speed limit for vehicles has temporarily been set to 20kph and new temporary lanes have been allocated for pedestrians and cyclists. Another innovation that the jury of the sustainable mobility awards was impressed with was the city’s use of the ‘superblocks’ – most famously modelled by the city of Barcelona. As the 8th winner of the Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning, Brussels faced […]

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