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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 DIGITAL 2020 – THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION FOR SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY SOLUTIONS

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 […]

Cities for Mobility Congress postponed to 2021

We regret to inform that the 10th International Cities for Mobility Congress has been cancelled, due the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak. We trust you are staying safe and at home. For those of you who can, we invite you to go outside and have a daily walk, and to observe your city from a different perspective. It is a chance to ask ourselves, which kind of city we want to live in. Despite the disruption, the entire team is still working hard to prepare the next event. We are staying optimistic that our 10th international congress will go ahead soon, one way or another, so please stay in touch. We will inform you once we know the dates and topics of the next congress. We hope to see you soon in Stuttgart.All the best and please take care, Your coordination team, Wolfgang Forderer, Patrick Daude, Nicolas Leyva

First Car-free Day in Stuttgart on September 22, 2019

The City of Stuttgart organized the First Car-free Day in cooperation with the municipal event agency in.Stuttgart on September 22, 2019 in the city centre. The numerous activities – from a cargo bike roadshow, a bike safety parcour for kids to pedestrian events and dance perfomances – took place along the main artery Theodor-Heus-Strasse which was closed on the same day for car traffic. The main objective was to show that public space must be recovered for pedestrians, cyclists and other sustainable mobility actions in order to create a more liveable environment on our streets and neighborhoods. More information about the event can be found under https://www.stuttgart.de/theo-autofrei.

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