At the CIVITAS Thematic Group on Integrated Planning we are busy in organizing activities and events for the upcoming period and I would like to announce a couple of interesting opportunities for you.
CIVITAS Forum Conference 2015
The 13th edition of the CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place in Ljubljana between the 7th and 9th of October 2015.
That is the annual flagship event of the CIVITAS Forum Network of cities, as well as a very important conference in the urban mobility field (typically around 400 persons attend the event).
The theme of the Conference will be “Sharing the city” with a focus on sustainable urban mobility as an important driver to build an accessible and liveable city for all, as well as to constantly improve the quality of urban life.
Importantly, you may be interested to participate as a speaker and present your experiences, results and activities.
Well, the call for speaker is open and the deadline is the 24th April.
Indeed, more than one topic is related to the Integrated Planning theme:
- Urban planning, use of land and mobility: does your city have a shared vision?
- Planning and implementing urban mobility: the importance of shared governance.
- From theory to practice: concrete and successful example of SUMP national approach/ SUMPs as drivers of equity in sharing the city.
- Gender issue and mobility for venerable users (elderly, children, disable).
So, please, don’t be shy!
Being a speaker at the Forum Conference allows you to have an active role in the urban mobility debate (and travel expensed are reimbursed!).
EU Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
The second edition will be held on 16 - 17 June 2015 in Bucharest, Romania.
The European Conference is the principal annual event on SUMPs enabling this international community of practitioners, policy makers and academics from across Europe to come together to debate key issues, highlight developments in mobility planning and exchange ideas and experience.
It is organized within the European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, to which CIVITAS is part.
Within the conference theme, ‘sustainable mobility for everyone’, attendees will explore how the SUMP concept can be adjusted to suit different city geographic contexts, scales and budgets; as well as approaches that can be taken to ensure mobility and accessibility is improved for everyone in society.
CIVITAS member cities and practitioners are warmly invited to participate and contribute to the conference via this group.
Just send me a message if you are interested to present a contribution in one of the technical sessions about:
- Participation and involving “hard to reach groups”
- Making mobility affordable – practical approaches
- Supporting accessibility for older people
Again, speakers chosen among TG members will have travel expenses covered.
I am at your disposal for any further information you may need.
Moderator of the Integrated Planning TG