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Highlights from CIVITAS Forum 2016

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We look at some of the highlights from this year's CIVITAS Forum on 'shaping the mobility of tomorrow'.

The forum, which is organised annually under the European Commission's CIVITAS initiative to promote cleaner and better transport in cities, attracted hundreds of participants. Highlights included: 
  • The CREATE project, in which EUROCITIES is a partner, was presented in two sessions: one on tackling urban congestion, and another dedicated to CREATE and its sister CIVITAS projects FLOW and TRACE. Alongside the forum, CREATE also organised a training session on how to collect data for, and make the most of, urban mobility indicators. Trainers from University College London and INRIX (representing CREATE) as well as TNO (representing the CITYKeys project) explained how cities can use data for mobility planning. INRIX, a partner in the CREATE project, is organising a webinar on roadway analytics in mid-November. This exciting new service helps cities and strategic road network operators understand what is happening on their roads, benchmark and improve roadway performance, and maximise public investments.

  • The urban mobility indicators toolkit, developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and endorsed by the European Commission earlier this year, was presented at the forum. This comprehensive toolkit will enable cities to collect and integrate data into their urban sustainable mobility plans and processes. This tool uses 19 indicators and has been tested in six pilot cities: Lisbon and Hamburg, as well as Chengdu, Bangkok, Indore and Campinas. The online tool is now available here.

  • CIVITAS SATELLITE, the new CIVITAS support action, has now launched its peer exchange programme for all European cities interested in learning and/or sharing experiences on innovative transport measures. Interested cities can apply by 7 November to be either hosts or visitors by filling in the application form and returning it to Melanie Leroy, EUROCITIES project coordinator.

The city of Torres Vedras a leader in Portugal in the field of sustainable urban development, has been chosen to host CIVITAS Forum 2017. Find out more about the CIVITAS Forum 2016 by visiting the website, here.  

EUROCITIES staff contact

Melanie Leroy