5/5/2021 - Speakers at Autonomy Digital 2.0!
3/5/2021 - EPA Congress rescheduled to 2022
29/4/2021 - Shared Mobility 2nd World Conference postponed
29/4/2021 - Key takeaways from the ICLEI World Congress
28/4/2021 - 2021 URBACT City Festival
27/4/2021 - Building Healthier Communities webinar
27/4/2021 - How to register for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK
26/4/2021 - Urban Greenup Webinar: Green Parklets
22/4/2021 - ECTP-CEU Young Planners Workshop 2021
22/4/2021 - Urban Logistics Summer School
21/4/2021 - Making the Change: SUNRISE Final Event
21/4/2021 - What is app’ning in your city webinar
20/4/2021 - Virtual Transport Transition Summit
14/4/2021 - Fleet Europe Smart Mobility Conference
13/4/2021 - Designing Post Covid Cities Highlights
7/4/2021 - POLIS Conference 2021: Call for speakers
6/4/2021 - Velo-city earlybird tickets closing soon
1/4/2021 - Zero Emission Bus Conference
Since the event was founded in 1980, Walk/Bike/Places has focused on addressing the most important and challenging issues of the moment, and making the conference a place where diverse voices are heard, and leaving a positive legacy in our host city.
While the event will be offered both in person and online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year will continue that tradition. This year’s theme is “The Route to Recovery,” and the program will give us an opportunity to explore how our streets and public spaces can act as agents of healing from the pandemic, as well as the many challenges and injustices that it magnified, like systemic inequities and our often deadly auto-oriented transportation systems.
Early registration closes 17th May
The call for papers closes on May 16.
The main idea associated with the 57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress theme is to unlock our minds and provide planning advocates and practitioners a fresh, new start. The same relates to the congress format - we have to go out of the "beaten track" of the in-person, members-of-the-profession-only event and explore new conferencing and knowledge-sharing opportunities, go out with our message outside the walled congress rooms as well as partner with other disciples and address the governments, the civic society, and the general public.
The tenth webinar in the AET COVID-19 Conversations Series will be held on Thursday 6th May between 11.00 – 12.00 CEST (10.00 – 11.00 BST/WEST). This webinar will be hosted with the support of the ETC Programme Committee for Young Researchers and Practitioners Forum.
This webinar discusses the impacts before, during and after COVID19 on Diversity, Inclusion and Mobility.
With less than a month to go until Autonomy Digital 2.0 on May 19th & 20th, we are pleased to present some top highlights of our conference program.
Featuring Steve Hamilton, a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Infrastructure & Capital Projects Practice and Steve Truebner, Sales Director, Connected Communities for Black & Veatch. May 20.
The arteries of America, urban highways and rural backroads have become platforms for innovation to address overlapping challenges for cities and regions. Fiber and communications infrastructure, in and along these roadways, can advance genuine quality of life improvements such as human safety, digital healthcare, education and job opportunities, economic development, intelligent transportation data, and even precision agriculture.
Registration is now open for this webinar taking place on May 20
Metropolis and Chengdu invite you to participate in this two-session webinar with a focus on planning for sustainable development and the vision of future cities.
In this first edition of webinars organized by Metropolis Learning Hub Chengdu with the support of Chengdu Institute of Planning and Design, you will learn how implementing nature based solutions can improve quality of life and health of people and how is a park city creating green jobs and directing citizens to an eco-friendly lifestyle.
The 2022 Congress theme is “The EU Green Deal and the Future of Parking – Integrated solutions for Dynamic Urban Management” and will be the most complete and multidisciplinary event involving operators in the parking industry, national and local public administrations, representatives of European Commissions and Projects, experts in the field of mobility, urban logistics, electrical mobility, the data world, ITS, Apps and much more.
Last year, with the comfort and safety of all involved as our number one priority, UITP and the Victorian Department of Transport (DoT) made the joint decision to move the date of the next UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Melbourne to December of this year.
Now, with the coronavirus pandemic ongoing and restrictions in place on international travel into Australia for 2021, we have decided to cancel the Summit in Melbourne.
This event has been postponed to 8-9 December 2021 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Following the success of the first Shared Mobility World Conference, the event is returning for a second time to bring together shared mobility providers, city authorities, investors, urban mobility experts public transport operators and vehicle manufacturers to discuss the emerging trends, challenges and solutions surrounding shared mobility.
If you missed the ICLEI World Congress virtual launch this past week (and fear you missed out – you did!), never fear, we’ve collected some of our favorite quotes, takeaways, and ideas from all of the sessions.
The ICLEI World Congress virtual launch provided a unique opportunity for local and regional governments to come together to celebrate and recognize the critical contributions of cities, towns, and regions toward a sustainable future.
You can watch all of the session replays here.
It’s time for URBACT to share its recipe for urban transformation
Join us in the 4th edition of the URBACT City Festival - the first online version!
After two years of experimenting, exchanging and learning, over 150 URBACT cities are ready to share how they made a difference. Delving into 23 urban good practices proven to have made an impact, cities from 25 countries joined forces to understand, adapt and re-use the initiatives in their local contexts.
- SAVE THE DATE - Special Online Edition 2021
On the 20th of May 2021 (10h00-13h00) Calypso Networks Association invites you to a special edition of the Budapest Smart Ticketing and Digital Services Forum! This year, exceptionally, you can attend it not from its traditional location – Budapest – but from anywhere around the globe, as it will take place online.https://www.calypso-budapest-event.org/
Register now for this online seminar with Dr. Karen Lee, through the University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension.
This seminar will take place online, with a Zoom link sent to participants closer to the event date.
Healthy community initiatives have been multiplying in forward-thinking communities all over the world. An international expert in the field, Dr. Karen Lee will guide learners on an exploration of how multi-sector partners and professionals working in health, planning, transportation, housing, economic development, and recreation, among others, are instrumental in creating health and wellbeing. Other co-beneficial outcomes for the environment, accessibility and local economy for our communities through such initiatives will also be discussed.
Towns and cities worldwide are warmly invited to participate in EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, which takes place 16-22 September each year.
This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, towns and cities have maximum flexibility when participating. Local authorities can register their events and permanent infrastructure initiatives as usual - organising activities during the week of 16-22 September, implementing or promoting new transport infrastructure, and holding a Car-Free Day - but also their online alternatives and their short-term measures to help people move around safely during the pandemic. Measures may include the temporary reallocation of road space to create pop-up bike lanes, or the introduction of speed restrictions.
Only the official local authority of the participating town or city may register for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK.
The first Urbanism Next Europe Conference will be held online on June 9-10-11, 2021, in collaboration with the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands, and it will gather decision-makers and urban professionals from Europe and beyond.
Early registrations close April 30.
URBAN GreenUP is back with the 3rd edition of its External Webinar Series, taking place this April 29 at 15.00 (CEST). With a focus on Green Parklets, this event will showcase projects from Valladolid to San Francisco and discuss the implementation of nature based solutions in urban planning.
The URBAN GreenUP project, funded by H2020 EU presents the third edition of its External Webinar Series, focused on sharing impact stories regarding the implementation of Nature Based Solutions. Different sets of green parklets typologies, from Valladolid (Spain), Liverpool (UK), Izmir (Turkey) and San Francisco (US), will show us various ways to mitigate the effects of climate change, improve air quality and water management, as well as to increase the sustainability of our cities through innovative nature-based solutions.https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/851969093429825036
CITY REBOOT: Post-Pandemic Planning and the New European Bauhaus
This year's topic builds on the initiative launched by Ursula von der Leyen (President of the European Commission) called New European BAUHAUS (NEB) which aims at a holistic approach to our built environment, seeking to combine design, sustainability, accessibility, affordability and investment to contribute to the implementation of the European Green Deal and, at the same time, to reinforce economic, social, environmental and cultural values.
The selected "Young Planners" 2021 projects will be presented at the ECTP-CEU General Assembly in October 2021 in Athens (health conditions permitting) and will be published in an e-book.
Pick up all the basics as well as special topics in urban logistics
The Antwerp Summer School on Urban Logistics offers an intensive immersion into the world of urban logistics.
Join the fourth TransportNET Urban Logistics Summer School, from 16-27 August, in hybrid form from Antwerp, so with possibility to join online. Registration is due before 1 July 2021.
The SUNRISE project is sharing its results, findings and actions of its six neighbourhoods with a wider audience through a two-hour webinar, which will take place on 17 June from 2-4PM CEST. The event will be streamed on Youtube, the SUNRISE homepage and other social media channels. Register now to receive updates
During a webinar on 17 May (16h00-17h30 CET (10 am EST) you will learn about Canoo, a mobile app developed and delivered by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship that offers new citizens and families one year of free entry to Arts, Culture and Recreation institutions across the country. Canoo increases a sense of belonging among newcomers and the intercultural character of the cultural offer, while building new and diverse audiences and encouraging travel, discovery and exploration.https://www.coe.int/en/web/interculturalcities/-/what-is-app-ning-in-your-city-discover-a-truly-innovative-and-effective-way-of-encouraging-new-citizens-to-engage-in-the-cultural-life-of-the-communit
The Transport Transition Summit will be held virtually from the 11th to 12th May, bringing together key stakeholders committed to transforming the transport sector.
Transportation underpins our society, connecting people, cities, economies fostering growth and employment. Yet as millions of us move within and between cities and countries every single day, transport accounts for 25% of global emissions.
With global trade and travel swelling to meet the demands of a growing consumer population, a business-as-usual trajectory in the transport sector would see emissions rocket further.
Action is needed now across all asset classes, full value chains and lifecycles. Register today to connect with a growing network of over 1,500 transport, energy and policy professionals mapping the next phase of the transport transition.
Featuring the City of Wellington, New Zealand, and the Cognizant Center for the Future of Work.
As we move through 2021 and emerge from the pandemic, one question continues to pop up: “Where is the next future of work?” The Fourth Industrial Revolution was already reshaping global economics and requiring new talents, skills and attitudes when the pandemic hit. As the world takes stock of the ripple effects of everything from social distancing, remote work, layoffs, and the future of business, cities that are hotbeds of innovation and new ideas as well as affordable and livable, will be places that people gravitate to. Over time, we will see that the jobs of the future will happen in places of the future.
Looking Back and Looking Ahead:
Four Decades of Lessons Learned from Main Street and Beyond
Wednesday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Participants of this live webinar are eligible for 1.5 AICP CM credits.
Join the Maryland Department of Planning as Mary Means, one of the pioneers of the national Main Street movement, chronicles the rise of the Main Street Revitalization movement and looks ahead to its recovery.
Find out more and register for this free webinar via the link below.
The Data-Driven Policy Making for Urban Resilience webinar is part of the joint UNDP–Metropolis series ‘Learning from cities’, which highlights city and metropolitan insights on pressing urban and territorial issues.
The webinar will explore how cities are using data to improve decision-making and increase urban resilience. It will bring together the experiences of Rawalpindi (Pakistan) and Guangzhou (China), along with a spotlight on data-driven policy for urban resilience by Petr Suska, Head of Urban Economy Innovation, at the Fraunhofer Institute.https://www.metropolis.org/agenda/learning-cities-data-driven-policy-making-urban-resilience
The CIVITAS Forum Conference 2021 will take place on 20-21 October 2021 in Aachen (Germany). The 18th edition of the CIVITAS Initiative's flagship event will gather the keenest mobility experts from across Europe and beyond to discuss the most pressing topics in the field.
This year's two-day event will utilise a hybrid format, combining online and onsite activities. It will continue the tradition of offering interactive workshops, intriguing sessions, and interesting side visits, whilst introducing exciting new programme elements.
The Covenant of Mayors is stepping up action for a fair and climate-neutral Europe!
Building on a survey among local authorities and on the climate-neutrality target of the European Union, the Covenant of Mayors movement in Europe has strengthened its ambitions: signatories are invited to step up their actions and accelerate the climate transition.
Local leaders from our Political Board will show the way and be the first to endorse this new vision! Join us for the official launch of the renewed ambitions of the European Covenant of Mayors to make this vision a reality.
REGISTER for this high-level online event to be held on Wednesday 21 April, 14:30-16:00 CEST.https://www.eumayors.eu/news-and-events/news/1851-the-covenant-of-mayors-is-stepping-up-action-for-a-fair-and-climate-neutral-europe.html
How can the EU fiscal rules and recommendations on investment defined in the Semester impact the competences of municipalities? How can the local and regional level be more involved in the Semester?
During the last years, some progress has been made in several Member States in the involvement of local and regional governments in the European Semester process, but there is still a lot to do. We will address all these questions and many more during our webinar "The European Semester at the crossroads: rebuilding our territories", on Monday 19 April.
As the willingness from multinational companies has grown and public opinion and legislation continues to increase pressure to build a sustainable future in which intelligent transportation plays a key role, Corporate Mobility has gathered momentum by accelerating innovation and bringing together supply and demand.
The Smart Mobility Conference 2021 is the first and only international event addressing the entire scope of the corporate mobility ecosystem, both in terms of topics and stakeholder engagement. Find out more today!
On March 26, 2021, INTA hosted an online discussion with Joao Teixeira, former president of the European Council of City and Regional Planners, addressing the questions: how pandemic transform cities? What are the possible approaches to address the many challenges that lie ahead in the coming decades?
If you were unable to attend the Masterclass, you can find the recording of this session on the INTA website.
The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is delighted to announce the 57th edition of its annual congress and is now accepting abstract submissions for its five tracks, special sessions and forums!
PLANNING UNLOCKED: NEW TIMES, BETTER PLACES, STRONGER COMMUNITIES
How to unlock and build back better our cities and communities? Urban and territorial planning is the vaccine. It can only be effective when applied worldwide and accessible to all people. The new planning vaccine needs to enable innovative ideas and strategies to achieve more sustainable territories and implement urban green deals.
Autonomy Digital 2.0 is just over a month away!
Join the world's leading international B2B exhibition for sustainable mobility:
Hear from world leading city officials (Moscow, Paris, Helsinki, Boston....)
Participate in numerous industry talks and panels with world leading mobility players.
Interact with the communities and learn from top leaders in mobility & Infrastructure.
Register for free now and receive a program!
13 April 2021. Virtual
This session on the Future Tourism Strategy: economic recovery tool for a sustainable world beyond pandemic is framed within the #CitiesAreListening experiences.
The dialogue will seek to address what tourism in the post-pandemic world means for cities, how to ensure that tourism in the world to come is both a tool for economic recovery, and how to make tourism an instrument of social cohesion and reinforcement of cultural rights to meet the needs of citizens. A sustainable instrument to ensure that recovery is done with the good of the planet in mind.
28 May - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Welcome to an #UrbanLunchTalk about the 15-minute cities pillar in Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT). Program and announcement of guests will follow, but you can register already now!
15-minute cities – Rethinking the Urban Mobility System and Space
The 15-minute city is characterised by compact, integrated city or neighbourhood structures with a high degree of self-sufficiency and local sustainability, though tightly interlinked with adjacent neighbourhoods and integrated in an effective interregional transportation network and sustainable supply chains. A fair distribution of public spaces is required, supporting active mobility modes connected with the availability and easy accessibility of longer-distance modes. There is also the need for bundling resources by cooperation and coordination among shippers, carriers as well as users and integrating environmentally friendly transport modes, alternative vehicles and active mobility for delivering goods and services.
Get a glimpse of this year’s exciting speaker line-up featuring thought leaders from the global tall building industry presenting on their groundbreaking projects. Don’t forget to register for the event taking place 18–20 May 2021!https://tallinnovation.com/program/speakers/
Attend this timely webinar to hear how regulators and utilities can coordinate efforts to facilitate the deployment of EV charging infrastructure
The call for speakers for this year's POLIS Annual Conference is now open! We are encouraging applications from across the urban mobility sector by 17 May 2021.
The parallel sessions of the POLIS Conference 2021 will feature a mix of current practice, cutting-edge innovation and ambitious plans from cities and regions, urban transport researchers, and the industry.
We will prioritise contributions that are high on the mobility agenda of cities and regions, and feature in today’s international, European and local debates around urban transport innovation. Priorities include bouncing back from COVID-19, unlocking the value of mobility data, reallocating and dynamically managing urban space and many more.
Under the tagline ‘Metropolises and cities in transformation: building vibrant communities’, the 13th Metropolis World Congress will go virtual. Hosted by Guangzhou, China, it is jointly organised by Metropolis and the People's Government of Guangzhou Municipality during October 2021.
Date to be confirmed
Are you ready? Join us for the largest cycling conference in the world. The clock is ticking!
Velo-city is widely considered as the premier worldwide annual cycling summit, serving as a global knowledge exchange platform.
Earlybird tickets sales, up to 40% off close on 19 April
Friday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Participants of this live webinar are eligible for 1.5 AICP CM credits.
Officials from the city of Buffalo, New York, and their planning team share the outcomes of their recent efforts to address the fundamental challenge posed by the next generation of mobility innovations reshaping the future of cities.
Find out more and register for this free webinar via the link below.
The Paris Zero Emission Bus Conference follows the successful 2nd edition held in Cologne, Germany, in November 2018. Over 360 global stakeholders representing 220 organisations attended the event.
Expert speakers debated routes to commercialisation and discussed technological readiness of the two zero-emission options: battery and fuel cell buses.
ZEB 2021 will call on European manufacturers, policymakers and operators to scale up their zero-emission ambitions to become global leaders in the transition to a zero-emission society.
The event will take place on 17-18 November 2021
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