8th International Cities for Mobility Congress: Mobility in the sustainable city: What do we need to do now?


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Dear members and friends of Cities for Mobility,

The 8th International Cities for Mobility Congress titled "Mobility in the sustainable city: What do we need to do now?" will be celebrated on 19-21 June 2016 at Stuttgart City Hall. The congress is addressed to municipal practitioners, decision makers, researchers and entrepreneurs from civil society and private sector combining presentations and workshops with practical activities, such as trainings and excursions. The 2016 edition will focus on the linkage between mobility and urban planning when it comes to design and put into practice sustainable transport and active travel in cities. It also deals with the question of how municipalities can combine long term planning (e.g. in infrastructure) with smaller and cheaper measures that are innovative, visible and easier to implement in urban space in the short term. In addition, several initiatives from civil society and research will come together at the Cities for Mobility congress in Stuttgart to bring in their ideas to support a change of mobility culture through awareness campaigns and pilots in public space. Some of these ideas will be presented in the workshop on mobility culture and in a small exhibition.

Three workshops will take place in parallel on Monday, 20 June in the afternoon:

  1. Designing together the sustainable city: Successful connection of mobility and urban planning
  2. Making the new mobility culture quickly visible: Easy and innovative examples of mobility measures
  3. Mobility is our responsibility! The role and engagement of civil society and companies

One of the highlights at the Cities for Mobility Congress 2016 will be a cargo bike road show that will be offered for participants, citizens and interested stakeholders from business, on 20 June on the market square at Stuttgart City Hall. Participants will have an extra slot during lunch time to visit the road show so that they don't miss the program.

The registration for the 8th International Cities for Mobility Congress "Mobility in the sustainable city: What do we need to do now?" is now available under http://www.cities-for-mobility.net

You will find there the draft program and further information about the event. The program will be updated online regularly. Please check the call for posters and take into account that the special contingent of rooms at the Motel One Hotel in Stuttgart city centre is available until 19th May 2016. Congress attendance is free of charge. During the plenary sessions on 20 and 21 June simultaneous translation will will be offered in English, Spanish and German.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Stuttgart in June!

Cities for mobility

Author: Patrick Daude


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