23/5/2022 - Coming Soon! Webinar on Designing Roundabouts
17/5/2022 - Making use of the 15 min city
10/5/2022 - ISOCARP Congress - call for Contributions
10/5/2022 - Last chance to register: ECOMM 22
4/5/2022 - Tactical Urbanism webinar
3/5/2022 - Urban Mobility Days Conference 2022
2/5/2022 - Save the date - Daring Cities 2022
27/4/2022 - Child in the City Cascais Seminar
27/4/2022 - Urban Future 22 - register now
26/4/2022 - Public Spaces and Technology webinar
26/4/2022 - Announcing Smart City Expo USA
20/4/2022 - Abstract deadline - Urban Transitions 2022
20/4/2022 - UITP Summit 2023 dates confirmed
19/4/2022 - Healthy City Design 2022
12/4/2022 - Register now - Park4SUMP Final Conference
12/4/2022 - Save the date - ISOCARP World Congress 2022
11/4/2022 - IcARUS prepares for its mid-term conference
11/4/2022 - Malmo Summit: Standard Fees are ENDING SOON
5/4/2022 - Transport Ticketing Global - New dates
4/4/2022 - polisMOBILITY - Moving Cities
4/4/2022 - Autonomy City Summit: Berlin
11-15 September 2022 | Copenhagen, Denmark
The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will offer a fantastic opportunity to reconnect and network with global peers in the water sector and beyond. Groundwater, Digitalisation and Smart Cities will be among the key topics discussed by top global water leaders. Draft technical and workshop session details are now available - check out the updated programme overview and plan your week!
Secure your seat at the world’s prime event shaping our water future! Early Bird rates are now available for a limited time only, until 30 June 2022.
Wednesday, June 22
Access to frequent and reliable transit has long been a challenge outside the downtown core in Jersey City, New Jersey. Although the tristate area is generally known for comprehensive mass transportation infrastructure, these fixed lines have not always served all Jersey City residents equally. In 2020, Mayor Steven Fulop and his team at City Hall experimented with a new solution to this critical issue of equity and access using tech-enabled microtransit: a mode that differs from buses and subways by facilitating shared rides you can book on-demand from your smartphone, or by phoning a call center.
But launching a new transit mode doesn’t happen overnight. That’s why Mayor Fulop and his team partnered with TransitTech company Via to tackle the problem — which involved strategic planning and data-driven analysis to ensure equity goals are met without poaching riders from existing fixed routes.
Designing Roundabouts to Support Walkability and Smart Growth
Thursday, May 26 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Roundabouts are becoming more common in American communities as a powerful tool for moving traffic while enhancing walkability for people of all ages, especially when designed well.
Join the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network as Dan Burden of Blue Zones LLC, one of America’s leading walkability experts, examines the most essential design features of roundabouts, as well as how to design and operate them for walking, bicycling, driving, and freight movement, illustrating what works best and why.
Zero Carbon Cities: Targeting Climate Change is an URBACT funded action planning network helping seven cities with the transition to Zero Carbon, led by Manchester City Council.
A final event will showcase what the Zero Carbon Cities network has learnt and progressed within their cities to achieve their zero carbon targets.
In the framework of the BeSecure-FeelSecure (BSFS) project, Efus organises a series of web conferences to disseminate the project’s innovative practises and to transfer them to other urban contexts.
BSFS promotes a holistic approach towards urban security and aims to develop physical and cyber tools and strategies to reinforce urban security in the City of Piraeus. Nurturing a diverse network of local and regional authorities, Efus is in charge of transferring, disseminating, and sharing the experience accumulated by the project across the EU and beyond.
We invite all interested local and regional authorities and security stakeholders to join us in the following web conferences:
How can digital tools make cities safer and enhance social cohesion?
9 June 2022, 14:00-15:30 (CET)
Social interventions to prevent crime and support its victims
29 September 2022, 14:00-15:30 (CET)
Levers, impact criteria and indicators for a sustainable and inclusive urban mobility system
Meeting 31 May
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, but also in context of the climate crisis, concepts that focus on the local level – promoting mixed-use, lively neighbourhoods with short distances to services and opportunities – gained more traction for cities globally. One of these concepts is the 15-minute city that has reached wide attention and has been taken up and interpreted in many different cities and contexts.
Discuss, reflect and co-create with us at the AGORA-Dialogue – organised back to back with the Urban Futures-conference in Helsingborg/Sweden. Read more and register
Smart City Expo USA is a White House Summit for Democracy Year of Action initiative focused on building smart, equitable, and sustainable 21st century cities. Visit our site to see our forward-looking agenda and inclusive speaker roster.
Purchase your early bird tickets for Smart City Expo USA today and join us from September 14-15, 2022 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Trust is a core element to good public services and it’s easy to forget that it goes both ways: Do residents trust their local governments? Do governments trust their residents to make policy and budgetary decisions? To build equitable cities, we must start with trust. But the big question is: HOW?
Join Tiasia O’Brien M.A, urban sociologist and Founder of Seam Social Labs and Autumn Beaudoin MSc, Research Scientist & Ethicist, in a webinar where we discuss the social construct of trust, how cities can actually design systems for continuous trust, and examples of how trust can be designed into your systems and best practices to build equitable outcomes for cities.
Wednesday 8 June; 09:30-16:30 GMT City Chambers Glasgow, UK
POLIS and the City of Glasgow (POLIS member and host of COP26) will hold a Leadership Summit to discuss the road ahead and set a clear message for COP27 later this year.
This high-level dialogue will convene political leaders and leading practitioners from EU and British local and regional authorities, top experts from research and industry, high-level representatives from national governments, and key stakeholders involved in global climate processes.
On the occasion of the celebration of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on 17 May, we will organise a webinar on the challenges and opportunities of digitalisation in metropolitan spaces. This event will gather members who will share their experiences on how their administration is adapting to this new digital. At the same time, in this event we will launch live the Metropolis learning forum on digitalisation, in which members invited to the session will have started the debate in all or some of the questions available at the forum.
Closes May 31
The Call for Contributions is now open for the 58th ISOCARP World Planning Congress in Brussels, Belgium! ISOCARP and the Brussels-Capital Region welcome you to be part of the Congress programme -- through in-person presentations, special sessions and roundtables, as well as written research papers and case study reports that advance the planning profession. This year's Congress will reflect on the theme "From Wealthy to Healthy Cities" and explore urbanism and planning for the well-being of citizens: review General Rapporteur Zeynep Enlil's Congress Announcement, the Congress Theme + Tracks, and create an account so that you can respond to the Call for Contributions to be a part of this year's ISOCARP World Planning Congress, taking place from 3-6 October 2022!
Are you looking for innovative ideas or co-operation opportunities? Join the 25th ECOMM in Turku, Finland, on May 31 to June 2, 2022. Learn the latest research, broaden your academic horizons and have fun with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
Come enjoy the beautiful city of Turku, get to know the Finnish archipelago, enjoy the locally produced food and develop yourself in a great learning atmosphere. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Find your tickets at www.ecomm2022.com.
The Healthy City Design International Congress and Exhibition 2022 will take place at the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK, on 10-11 October 2022, and be streamed online in our virtual event platform.
It is organised by SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange in collaboration with the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, an internationally renowned research hub in the field of inclusive design.
We’re delighted to invite you to contribute and participate in the exchange of knowledge in designing for and valuing diversity, inclusivity and opportunity for all in the post-pandemic world. We welcome abstracts from individuals and organisations all over the world, including papers and projects that address issues in low-, middle- and high-income countries, and from across the disciplinary spectrum at the intersection of research, practice and policy.
Please submit your abstracts by 11 May 2022.
To celebrate the 10th year of the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation, the Secretariat of Guangzhou Award is looking for photos that capture the course of urban development in cities. The selected entries will be displayed at the Exhibition on the 10th Anniversary of the Guangzhou Award.
The motive that moves Growing With The Cities is that cities are thickly inhabited by memories. The process of the city development has been inscribed into the urban landscape: the renovation of an old build, the launch of a new railway or the creation of a green space, are all part of this evolution. Guangzhou asks their participants what are the changes to their cities and how have you been involved in these changes?
To embrace and accelerate developments in urban air mobility (UAM), USEPE along with three other European projects, AURORA, AiRMOUR, and FF2020, are launching a joint workshop to ensure that the UAM innovative solutions meet the needs of citizens and stakeholders. This workshop will give participants the unique chance of hearing from different types of stakeholders on their perspectives of UAM. We especially look forward to the participation of Brussels citizens who can give their view on concrete examples in the city.
Tactical Urbanism: Taking Short-Term Actions to Generate Long-term Change
Wednesday, May 18 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Participants of this live webinar are eligible for 1.5 AICP CM credits.
Pop-up parks, plazas, and full street redesigns have become powerful, adaptable, creative, and low-cost tools to drive lasting improvements in communities the world over.https://smartgrowth.org/2022-0518-tactical-urbanism-taking-short-term-actions-to-generate-long-term-change/
Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to present at this year's POLIS Conference, 30 November-1 December, Brussels, Belgium.
The deadline to submit your abstract is Monday 16 May 2022.
The date and location for the 2022 edition of Urban Mobility Days have now been confirmed. The conference will take place on 20-22 September in Brno, Czech Republic.
Following in the footsteps of previous successful conferences, this year’s theme is “Moving people and goods more sustainably”. More than 70% of Europeans live in cities, and urban areas account for around 23% of the EU’s GHG transport emissions. If we are to achieve ambitious climate targets, transforming urban mobility will be critical.
Book early to secure your discounted place
We are delighted to announce that for the Conference's 50th Jubilee, the Association for European Transport will hold ETC 2022 in-person at the Politecnico di Milano, Bovisa Campus, Milan, Italy on 7-9 September 2022.
It is our pleasure to announce the Daring Cities 2022 Global Virtual Forum, taking place 3-7 October 2022.
Daring Cities is designed to empower urban leaders – such as mayors, city councilors, administrators, and urban thought leaders, as well as national government representatives, researchers, technical staff, business leaders, civil society decision-makers, and community organizers – to tackle the climate emergency.
How to make children’s rights mainstream in local policy planning?
The Child in the City Foundation and the City of Cascais are looking forward to welcoming you to the international seminar on 19 & 20 May 2022. Field experts will share their experiences on different aspects of highlighting children’s rights: what challenges and problems they face, how to engage young people in the process and how to keep focusing on child-friendly policy in hard times of lockdown and isolation.
On June 1-3, 2022, the global community of urban shapers will meet in Helsingborg, Sweden. This mid-sized city, located on the Swedish coast overlooking Denmark, is one of the most innovative and rapidly changing cities in Europe.
This will be your most valuable week of the year. More than 2,000 of the most brilliant urban shapers, leaders, entrepreneurs, sustainable cities, media professionals, and talent are getting together: to share change-making experience and talk about the failures you will never find in reports. That’s the recipe for accelerating urban transformation.
How can we leverage technology in public spaces to better serve the community?
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2022 3:00PM ET
Please join Next City and Knight Foundation for an engaging conversation with public space leaders and technologists where we will explore questions like: 1) How is technology reshaping the experience in public space? 2) How can technology be leveraged to communicate with and between residents? 3) Can technology in public space advance democracy? This will be an engaging conversation about the best ways to leverage technology to better serve community.
We are thrilled to announce that the country's leading event for cities, Smart City Expo USA, is taking place September 14-15, 2022 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Smart City Expo USA is a White House Summit for Democracy Year of Action initiative and the only U.S. edition of Fira Barcelona's prestigious Smart City Expo World Congress.
Integrating Urban and Transport Planning, Environment and Health for Healthier Urban Living
8-10 November 2022 | Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
Submit abstracts by 20 May 2022 to join us in Sitges
The abstract deadline for Urban Transitions 2022 is fast approaching.
Submit abstracts by 20 May 2022 for concurrent talks and posters to supplement lectures by our keynote speakers.
Coverage will explore pathways to carbon neutral, liveable, equitable and healthy cities
The UITP Global Public Transport Summit is the world’s biggest event dedicated to sustainable mobility which brings together all transport modes, industry authorities and operators, as well as exhibitors.
The immersive four-day experience combines a diverse programme of world-class Congress sessions and an outstanding Exhibition full of the latest innovations, solutions and products.
The next edition of the UITP Global Public Transport Summit will be taking place in Barcelona, Spain from 4-7 June 2023.
The world has lived through great change since our last edition, therefore reuniting with the whole sector is pivotal in order to pave the way
Transportation accounts for the largest share of emissions in the United States. But many U.S. cities benefit by having dense urban footprints. By expanding low- and zero-carbon mobility options, cities can help to build more equitable transportation systems and increase economic mobility.
Join the Smart Growth Network as Alison Sant, author of From the Ground Up: Local Efforts to Create Resilient Cities, Tracey Capers of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in New York City, and Ashwat Narayanan of Our Streets Minneapolis identify how to serve under-resourced communities through investments in walking, cycling, and public transportation.
The Next Frontier: Valuing diversity, inclusivity and opportunity
October 10-11, 2022
The next frontier’ will see new amalgams of expertise and knowledge addressing the vital questions around inclusion and diversity in the professional disciplines in design, technology, urbanism and health. Business organisations will lean into the city as part of their ESG (environmental, social and governance) commitments. Architects and engineers will plan for the complexity that comes with including a wider range of needs and desires. Public health experts will pilot a fresh approach, and technology providers will seize the moment.
For our 2022 Congress, we’re interested in receiving proposals for papers, posters and workshops in the spheres of practice, research and policy that capture key elements of this dynamic picture. We want to look at inclusive ideas and initiatives in relation to such topics as homes and neighbourhoods, work and workplace, public space and urban design, climate and community, transport and mobility, and smart cities and healthcare services.https://healthycitydesign2020.salus.global/conference-show/healthy-city-design-2020
The hybrid Park4SUMP Final Conference, which will take place on 15-16 June in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The Horizon 2020 project Park4SUMP aims to reverse this status by considering parking management as part of a wider strategy that can benefit urban mobility but also the overall quality of life of our cities.
Sixteen cities have teamed up in the project to demonstrate and transfer benefits of strategically and smartly managed parking.
The event will showcase the results from the 16 Park4SUMP cities that range from Umea (SE) in the North to Lisbon (PT) in the West and Sofia (BG) in the East of Europe. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the local plans to reduce the negative externalities of passenger cars on urban areas, as well as local solutions to facilitate parking enforcement. Those stories of all 16 cities will present their success stories in two parallel sessions.
From Wealthy to Healthy Cities, Urbanism and planning for the well-being of citizens
The theme allows a global debate on the evolution of post-covid cities and a better consideration of health in planning. In all large metropolis, the health of the inhabitants is influenced by the concentration of activities, social inequalities, mobility patterns, air quality and climatic impacts. It is important to act on health determinants that can be tackled in an integrated way through planning, public and green spaces, housing, mobility or eco-social inclusion.
The congress will be organised from 3 to 6 October 2022 in Brussels, and will include technical tours, plenary sessions, workshops, walkshops and networking events.
The main events will take place in a remarkable venue in the city. Technical tours, walkshops and workshops can take place in the immediate surroundings or anywhere in the city depending on the projects and territories to be highlighted. Many events will be organised in cooperation with European and international institutions located in Brussels.
The Efus-led IcARUS project held (online) a coordination meeting on 7 February to discuss the project’s progress as well as the forthcoming coordination meeting and workshop in Berlin on 11-13 April and the mid-term conference that will be held on the occasion of Efus’ General Assembly meeting in Riga (Latvia), on 12-13 May.
Gathering 17 European partners, this large-scale, four-year project (September 2020 – August 2024) seeks to “rethink, redesign and adapt existing tools and methods to help local security actors anticipate and better respond to security challenges.”
Join us on 11-13 May 2022 in Malmö or virtually to learn about innovative strategies and cutting-edge solutions in sustainable and equitable urban development. Register by 18 April 2022 and save on your registration fee.
As part of the Energy Cities' Forum 2022, a conference is organised to give the floor to the Mayors and their huge role in the climate action, especially around local climate pacts which are set up in a growing number of cities.
This session will dive into some of the most recent and inspiring examples to identify the key elements as well as challenges to set-up those tools that will steer the transition of our cities and towns to climate-neutrality.
Recommendations will also be drawn up to see how the EU Mission can help all European cities and towns transition faster to resilience and climate-neutrality.
On 27-28 April, join us in Seville for valuable discussions, workshops, and inspirational talks on just urban transitions and how to innovate in cities when adapting to climate change. The event will be held in the rehabilitated urban area of Cartuja Qanat and partly live streamed. Cartuja Qanat is also the location of an innovative urban transformation project through which the use of the street is promoted as a social catalyst, improving it and involving the entire ecosystem of the city (public and private agents and citizens) in this transformation.
Transport Ticketing Global will now take place on 28-29 June 2022 in London's Olympia. Returning for its 14th edition, Transport Ticketing Global is the world's largest forum for smart ticketing and mobility, gathering over 1,000 transport professionals from 60 countries
The 7th edition of the European Metropolitan Authorities (EMA) will take place in June 26-27 in the framework of the World Urban Forum 11 (WUF11) to take place in Katowice (Poland).
European Metropolitan Authorities (EMA) is a forum for leading politicians from Europe's main cities and metropolitan areas. This initiative was presented in 2015 by the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and has become a platform for political dialogue among metropolitan areas and cities, European institutions and national governments.
From 18-21.05.2022 at the Cologne Exhibition Centre
Cities are the living space of the future. The whole world is driving improvements in how people work, live and move around in cities. We are transforming existing movement patterns, reorganising mobility and connectivity using state-of-the art technology, and designing a new urban life. This transition encompasses many aspects of urban life: Digitalisation & networking, infrastructure & urban development, the environment, diversity & participation.
polisMOBILITY, the networked, international event for cities in motion, is rethinking the topic and presenting the future of mobility and urban life as an experience, interactive event and expo. At the trade fair, in the city and in digital form. With 3 formats and many topics. Innovative, vibrant and inspiring - as an holistic, shared experience that is open to everyone.
Berlin’s mobility system is currently in transition, both physically and digitally. This means that now is the perfect opportunity to assess the present and discuss potential challenges that will arise in the future. The Berlin City Summit is the communication space where the most important questions about the future of urban mobility are discussed and answered, and where the transformation takes shape.
The first edition of the Berlin City Summit on May 5th, 2022, will focus on mobility hubs. Mobility hubs are the physical and digital representation of the mobility system. They are the focal point of access to all modes of transport, which includes MaaS, shared services, last mile logistics, and electric energy provision and thus represent the enabling force for future mobility in Berlin. Thanks to Jelbi, Berlin has one of the largest networks of mobility hubs in Europe and is continuously working on the strategic expansion with its local partners.
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