8/3/2021 - Urbanism Next Europe goes online

8/3/2021 - Velo-city 2021 Lisboa - early registration open

 

4/3/2021 - Learn more about startup opportunities at Autonomy Digital 2.0
4/3/2021 - Smart and Sus
tainable: The Sports and Entertainment Summit

 

3/3/2021 - COVID-19 and Public Transport in Europe: webinar

3/3/2021 - Smart City Asia Postponed

 

2/3/2021 - MOMENTUM Mid-Term Webinar

2/3/2021 - Digital Citymakers’ Summit

 

1/3/2021 - 13th Metropolis World Congress

1/3/2021 - Webinar: LGMA Roadmap Towards COP26

 

24/2/2021 - REAL CORP 21 - Call for Papers reminder
24/2/2021 - 2021 CTBUH Tall + Urban Innovation Virtual Conference

 

23/2/2021 - Webinar on "Interculturalism and Anti-Racism in Cities"

23/2/2021 - BEACON conference on bridging European and Local Climate Action

 

22/2/2021 - Webinar - Self-driving Cars and Shuttles: Tortoise and Hare?

22/2/2021 - SUITS Final Digital Conference

 

17/2/2021 - Inclusive Digital Mobility Solutions Webinar

17/2/2021 - Velo-city 2021 dates announced

 

16/2/2021 - International Conference on Resilient Cities 2021

16/2/2021 - International Transport Forum Summit 2021

 

15/2/2021 - The 15-Minute City with Anne Hidalgo’s Special Envoy for Smart Cities

15/2/2021 - 5th Annual Smart Cities International Virtual Symposium

 

11/2/2021 - CHI2021 Conference - postponed to November
11/2/2021 - Greater and Greener - moved to 2022

 

10/2/2021 - World Water Congress moves to 2022

10/2/2021 - Dates announced for Child in the City World Conference

 

9/2/2021 - Shared Mobility Rocks - Rock around the clock

9/2/2021 - 2021 Urban Forestry Days

 

8/2/2021 - Webinar: Learning from cities in crises

8/2/2021 - Upcoming Climate Adaptation Forum on the Role of Municipalities

 

4/2/2021 - Urban Habitat Award of Excellence winners

4/2/2021 - Save the Date – Efus General Assembly 2021

 

3/2/2021 - 2021 Urbanism Next Virtual Forum

3/2/2021 - Planning Smart Mobility: the MOBI-MIX webinar

 

2/2/2021 - CEDR Collaborative Planning Final Conference

2/2/2021 - All the Major Mobility Announcements at CES 2021

 

1/2/2021 - Accelerating Fleet Electrification conference

1/2/2021 - 7th Global District Energy Climate Awards - Apply Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urbanism Next Europe goes online

 

We - POLIS Network, the Urbanism Next Center at The University of Oregon, the New Mobility Alliance and TNO - are excited to announce that we have rescheduled Urbanism Next Europe to June 9, 10 and 11, 2021. The event will be hosted online.

https://europe.urbanismnext.org/

 

Velo-city 2021 Lisboa - early registration open

 

Join us at the global cycling conference 6-9 September 2021

Velo-city is widely considered as the premier worldwide annual cycling summit, serving as a global knowledge exchange platform.

It brings together all those who are involved in the policy, promotion and provision for cycling, active mobility and sustainable urban development. The aim of the conference is to influence decision makers in favour of more active and sustainable mobility and to inspire vibrant discussions between conference delegates.

Super earlybird tickets available now

https://www.velo-city2021.com/

 

Learn more about startup opportunities at Autonomy Digital 2.0

Are you a mobility startup, less than 3 years old, interested in taking advantage of digital solutions to grow your business? Autonomy Digital 2.0 is the world's largest platform for sustainable mobility solutions, so don't miss your chance to exhibit in our virtual Startup District, an opportunity to present your products and services to visitors, private, and public decision-makers looking for innovative solutions, as well as investors seeking new partners.
https://www.autonomy.paris/en/startup-program/

Smart and Sustainable: The Sports and Entertainment Summit

Join top artists, athletes, teams, brands, corporate and NGO partners, technologists, and city leaders who are reimagining sports and entertainment and deploying cutting-edge technologies as we navigate the future of cities.
https://smartcityexpoatlanta.com/events/smart-and-sustainable-sports-and-entertainment-summit/

COVID-19 and Public Transport in Europe:

 

Is the pandemic increasing the gender mobility gap?

Thursday 4 March 2021:

1100-1200 CET (1000-1100 GMT)

The eighth webinar in the AET COVID-19 Conversations Series will be held on Thursday 4th March between 1100-1200 CET (1200-1300 GMT). This webinar is hosted with the support of the AET Gender and Mobility Working Group.

This interactive webinar will feature a discussion of the impact of the pandemic on the mobility of women and the increasing gender mobility gap.

https://aetransport.org/covid

 

Smart City Asia Postponed

 

SMART CITY ASIA 2021 was postponed due to the corona pandemic COVID-19, and rescheduled to 05 - 07. 08. 2021 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) Address: 799 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phu Ward, Dist 7, HCMC, Viet Nam.

https://smartcityasia.vn/en/home/

 

MOMENTUM Mid-Term Webinar

 

The MOMENTUM webinar, which will take place on 4 March 2021 from 14:00-15:30 online, aims to engage with experts, transport planners and city administrative to discuss the developed tools of the MOMENTUM project.

This 90 minutes-long event will offer participants to learn more about the MOMENTUM approach towards transport modelling, by including emerging mobility solutions, such as people-movers, e-scooters and free-floating bikes, into their models.

https://www.polisnetwork.eu/event/momentum-mid-term-webinar/

 

Digital Citymakers’ Summit

 

Sustainable urban development is committed to the common good. But what approaches and strategies can be used to implement this commitment into good urban practice? How does the guiding principle of the “Just City” become reality in sustainable urban development projects – especially in light of the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic?

The Digital Citymakers’ Summit will provide not only valuable insights on what the “Just City” of the future might look like, but also plenty of opportunities for exchange with fellow citymakers.

https://www.metropolis.org/agenda/digital-citymakers-summit-just-cities-urban-development-and-common-good

 

13th Metropolis World Congress

 

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.

The impact of metropolitan spaces goes far beyond city borders. In a globalised world, where people, goods, capital, information and even diseases are travelling faster than ever, no doubt remains that the solutions to global challenges must be found through multiple levels of cooperation.

It is in this spirit that Metropolis and Guangzhou invite the citizens of the world to connect with our 13th Metropolis World Congress during November 2021

https://www.metropolis.org/agenda/13th-metropolis-world-congress-1

 

Webinar: LGMA Roadmap Towards COP26

 

Yunus Arikan, ICLEI's Global Advocacy Director, orients local and regional governments on the agenda and processes of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), held in November 2021 in Glasgow, as well as on issues of multilevel governance and progresses in the global climate negotiations. ICLEI acts as the focal point of the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency.

https://iclei.org/en/webinars.html

 

REAL CORP 21 - Call for Papers reminder

We would like to remind you that the call for papers on www.corp.at is still open until mid of March 2021. The motto of the conference is
CITIES 20.50: CREATING HABITATS FOR THE 3RD MILLENNIUM – SMART, SUSTAINABLE, CLIMATE NEUTRAL
As usual, the call for papers is very broad and invites for contributions from all areas of expertise dealing with cities, regions and spatial development to gain a holistic and multi-faceted view on challenges and future scenarios in the urban realm. Next to science-based contributions we also welcome practise-based reports on short term actions and/or long-term strategies on urban and regional development.
www.corp.at

2021 CTBUH Tall + Urban Innovation Virtual Conference

This conference explores and celebrates the very best in innovative tall buildings, urban spaces, building technologies, and construction practices from around the world. Incorporating what was previously known as the CTBUH Annual Awards Event, this conference will see the owner/developers and design teams from Award of Excellence winning projects compete for winning distinctions.
https://tallinnovation.com/

Webinar on "Interculturalism and Anti-Racism in Cities"

 

The ICC programme is happy to announce its collaboration with the Laboratory for Research on Intercultural Relations (LABRRI) at the University of Montreal for the organisation of an international webinar on “Interculturalism and Anti-Racism in Cities”. The webinar will take place on 26 February, at 9 a.m. (Canada; 3 p.m. CET).

https://www.coe.int/en/web/interculturalcities/-/webinar-on-interculturalism-and-anti-racism-in-cities-

 

BEACON conference on bridging European and Local Climate Action

 

Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON) is a project promoting climate action and facilitating an exchange between national governments as well as municipalities and schools in Europe. The aim of the project is to strengthen bi- and multilateral cooperation and create common ambition to realise the Paris Agreement.

https://www.euki.de/en/euki-projects/bridging-european-and-local-climate-action-beacon/

 

Webinar - Self-driving Cars and Shuttles: Tortoise and Hare?

 

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

In the quest to move people and goods without a human driver, debate rages over whether resources are best spent developing low-speed shuttles or highway-capable passenger vehicles. Shuttles may be excellent for short trips, but other transport services still need to be developed to provide for all journeys city-dwellers take. Self-driving passenger cars on the other hand could complete most road-based transport services for consumers but present what is possibly a more difficult task for automation.

This panel will discuss the differences in approach between designing self-driving cars and shuttles, the scale at which the two technologies are being deployed globally and the regulations that are defining how these technologies are being tested and developed.

https://www.bigmarker.com/urban-mobility-company/Self-driving-Cars-and-Shuttles-Tortoise-and-Hare

 

SUITS Final Digital Conference

 

The SUITS Final Digital Conference “Enhancing the capacity of small-medium local authorities to deliver on green sustainable mobility”, will take place on the 24-25 February 2021.

In a world of change, Local Authorities need to stay ahead the curve – though, it is harder for small and medium sized authorities to innovate, than their larger counterparts.

https://www.suits-project.eu/

 

Inclusive Digital Mobility Solutions Webinar

 

The INDIMO project, funded by Horizon 2020, puts the needs of vulnerable transport users at the centre of its action, aiming at extending the benefits of digital mobility solutions to everyone. To achieve this, the project adopts an approach based on the principles of co-creation and on the structured cooperation of users, developers, operators, and policymakers.

https://www.eltis.org/participate/events/indimo-webinar-what-do-users-want

 

Velo-city 2021 dates announced

 

Velo-city is widely considered to be the premier worldwide annual cycling summit, serving as a global knowledge exchange platform.

It brings together all those who are involved in the policy, promotion and provision for cycling, active mobility and sustainable urban development. The aim of the conference is to influence decision-makers in favour of more active and sustainable mobility and to inspire vibrant discussions between conference delegates

https://www.velo-city2021.com/

 

International Conference on Resilient Cities 2021

 

ICRC 2021: 15. International Conference on Resilient Cities aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Resilient Cities. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Resilient Cities

https://waset.org/resilient-cities-conference-in-june-2021-in-copenhagen

 

International Transport Forum Summit 2021

 

The 2021 ITF Annual Summit on Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development will explore the benefits to transport and mobility brought by the recent advances in new technologies and business models to enhance the accessibility, safety and efficiency of transport infrastructure and services.

https://2021.itf-oecd.org/

 

The 15-Minute City with Anne Hidalgo’s Special Envoy for Smart Cities

 

Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Keynote presentation from Professor Carlos Moreno, Special Envoy for Smart Cities for Mayor Anne Hidalgo in Paris, followed by a conversation with Jarrett Murphy, Executive Editor, City Limits

https://www.mas.org/events/the-15-minute-city/

 

5th Annual Smart Cities International Virtual Symposium

 

Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the 5th Annual Smart Cities International Virtual Symposium, February 23-24, 2021 brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality.

https://smartcities-symposium.com/

 

CHI2021 Conference - postponed to November

As vaccination programmes roll out there is potential for an actual event, but we also recognise the likelihood of some ongoing travel restrictions and funding challenges for many organisations. The decision has been made to put back the date for the CHI conference until November. We are in dialogue with a number of partners to run a collaborative, hybrid, event, which we hope will permit some to meet physically while also engaging with those unable to travel to Warsaw. Certainly, there is no shortage of topics or learning to share relating to the last year and the very clear challenges ahead of us. The importance of more effective collaboration, maximisation of available resources and improved public engagement are all evident. We will be in touch soon regarding themes and abstracts for the conference.
https://cityhealthinternational.org/conferences/chi2021

Greater and Greener - moved to 2022

The Greater & Greener biennial conference explores how urban parks can be designed, developed, programmed, funded, and sustained to meet the challenges facing 21st-century cities. The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated a national dialogue on the essential role of parks in our cities, and Greater & Greener will continue to lead this conversation by bringing together experts to share lessons, network across sectors, and engage together. We continue planning for our in-person conference in Philadelphia in June of 2022, with weekend tours, mobile workshops, and breakout sessions, however, we are considering a number of contingency plans involving a variety of virtual and in-person formats.
https://www.greatergreener.org/

World Water Congress moves to 2022

 

IWA’s upcoming World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark, has been moved forward to September 2022.

The decision to postpone was taken due to the ongoing pandemic, and general uncertainty around live events and international travel.

All existing tickets will remain valid, but please do contact the team should you have any queries about this.

IWA also plans to hold a significant virtual congress in Q2 of 2021, with more details to follow shortly.

For more details on the WWCE in Copenhagen, please visit https://worldwatercongress.org/

 

Dates announced for Child in the City World Conference

 

The International Child in the City Foundation, Dublin City Council and the Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs invite you to attend the 10th edition of the Child in the City World Conference, to be held from 9-11 September 2021 in the beautiful city of Dublin.

We closely follow the developments regarding the coronavirus and we follow the guidelines set by the experts. Therefore this conference will be organized as a hybrid event: live (if allowed) and online.

https://www.childinthecity.org/2020-conference/

 

Shared Mobility Rocks - Rock around the clock

 

Shared Mobility Rocks is returning this March…with a twist!

The Shared Mobility Rocks symposium will be taking place 3 and 4 of March 2021. This year’s (virtual) event, organised by Taxistop and Autodelen.net will take place across a 24 hour period, coming to your screen from 10 local studios around 6 continents.

The first session begins in POLIS member Ghent, before moving to neighbouring member, Brussels, then continuing from studios around the world.

Each session explores an individual aspect of urban mobility, including action plans for cities, impact of shared mobility, micromobility and mobihubs, taking a multidisciplinary and international perspective.

As shared mobility continues to grow in cities and regions across the globe, this event explores how services are being deployed, best practices and the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Attending the event is free and almost all sessions will take place in English.

http://www.shared-mobility.rocks/programme/?portfolioCats=43

 

2021 Urban Forestry Days

 

The European Forest Institute (EFI), the European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) and the Horizon 2020 CLEARING HOUSE project invite you to two days of integrated activities on urban forestry (March 23-24 2021). This on-line event is targeted at advanced practitioners, established researchers, sector leading policymakers and those wishing to learn of the latest developments in Europe and beyond.  A special focus for this conference is Sino-Europe collaboration. The conference will be run in English with Mandarin translation.

https://efuforg.wordpress.com/2021/01/05/save-the-date-23-24-march-2021-urban-forestry-days/

 

Webinar: Learning from cities in crises

 

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on cities and metropolitan spaces have highlighted the urgent need to develop new adaptable tools to cope and prepare for emerging challenges.

What's more, we need increased coordination between institutions to respond to governance challenges at the metropolitan scale.

Building on the experiences from cities in fragile and conflict-affected areas, this webinar, in partnership with UNDP, will allow participants to identify solutions that can help cities and metropolitan spaces become more resilient.

When: 16 February at 8.30 am (EST) 2:30pm (CET)

https://www.metropolis.org/agenda/webinar-learning-cities-crises-metropolitan-perspectives-fragility-and-resilience

 

Upcoming Climate Adaptation Forum on the Role of Municipalities

 

By definition, the climate crisis is a global problem. Its impacts, however, are felt much closer to home. When increased precipitation overwhelms our municipal infrastructure or when extreme heat threatens the health of our most vulnerable neighbors, we look to our municipal governments for solutions.

Join the Climate Adaptation Forum to explore the role of municipalities in climate adaptation.

https://climateadaptationforum.org/event/municipal-adaptation/

 

Urban Habitat Award of Excellence winners

 

The 2021 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference will take place online from 18–20 May.

CTBUH is pleased to announce the Urban Habitat Award of Excellence winners in two categories, District/Master Plan and Single-Site scales. The Urban Habitat awards acknowledge that the impact of a tall building is far wider than just the building itself, and recognize significant contributions to the urban realm in connection with tall buildings. Join us at the 2021 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, taking place online from 18–20 May, where stakeholders representing 163 Award of Excellence Winners across 28 categories will be competing for overall award category recognitions.

Stay tuned for more announcements, and don’t forget to register!

https://tallinnovation.com/

 

Save the Date – Efus General Assembly 2021

 

The General Assembly of Efus will take place in March 2021. A key moment in the association’s life, it is the occasion to collectivelly determine the yearly objectives for the network. This year, Efus has decided to open part of this gathering to the public in the form of five online sessions, in order to foster the exchange of ideas and practicies between security actors.

https://efus.eu/en/topics/activity/20856/

 

2021 Urbanism Next Virtual Forum

 

Plan now to join planners, urban designers, transportation professionals, architects, landscape architects, real estate professionals, developers, business owners, and anyone who is interested in how new mobility, e-commerce and urban delivery, and autonomous vehicles are shaping cities in the face of unprecedented change. Plan to attend the 2021 Urbanism Next Virtual Forum.

https://www.urbanismnext.org/events/urbanism-next-virtual-forum-2021

 

Planning Smart Mobility: the MOBI-MIX webinar

 

In this webinar, MOBI-MIX presents the recently developed Smart Mobility Guide, discussing its features and exploring how to apply the guide in a local case. The event will also be joined by industry experts to discuss the missing link between strategy and implementation and more interesting topics.

The smart mobility guide has been developed in the framework of the Interreg MOBI-MIX project, that aims to improve implementation of shared mobility and MaaS in order to increase up-take of low-carbon transport in cities.

https://www.polisnetwork.eu/event/planning-smart-mobility-the-mobi-mix-implementation-guide/

 

CEDR Collaborative Planning Final Conference

 

The Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR) is holding their Collaborative Planning Final Conference on 12 February 2021, 10:00-16:00.

This event, which will take place virtually, presents the outputs of three research projects (SPINTRENDS, SPINDESIGN and SPADE) funded under CEDR Call 2017 Collaborative Planning.

The Call is coordinated by POLIS member, Rijkswaterstaat and examines the need for developing a common framework for collaborative spatial planning

https://www.ffg.at/en/form/registration-cedr-2017

 

All the Major Mobility Announcements at CES 2021

 

Like so many events across the globe this past year, the Consumer Electronics Show went entirely digital for 2021. Despite the lack of buzzing covention center and eager visitors, quite a few auto, tech and new mobility players made a big splash with astonishing anoouncements and reveals. CES veteran and Managing Director of Orsay Consulting, Marc Amblard, highlights all the big mobility news from  this year's edition and delivers his verdict on whether or not this virtual format worked for the one of the world's largest tradeshows.

https://urbanmobilitycompany.com/content/daily/all-the-major-mobility-announcements-at-ces-2021

 

Accelerating Fleet Electrification conference

 

This Eurelectric high-level event will strengthen political and industrial momentum for accelerating electric mobility and will explore EV market trends and sustainable growth acceleration strategies.  We will bring together amongst others: charging station operators and service providers, car manufacturers, industry captains, national and EU policy makers, academia and corporates to participate in inspiring and interactive sessions and enjoy a rich exhibition dedicated to the sector.

https://evision.eurelectric.org/

 

 

7th Global District Energy Climate Awards - Apply Now

 

The GDECA celebrate sustainable district energy solutions in our communities and cities!

APUEA, the Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association will play host to the next ceremony taking place on Thursday, 11 November 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand – stay tuned and follow #21GDECA on the different channels!

Apply now, deadline June 30th

https://www.districtenergyaward.org/

 

 

 

 

 

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