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Public Involvement

Stakeholder and citizen involvement for improving the quality and acceptance of urban mobility measures.

When considering the quality of urban mobility decisions, most CIVITAS cities involve a wide range of stakeholders in the measure development process.

Through consultations, local communities are empowered and get a sense of ownership of results. At the same time, the level of interaction between decision makers and the target of their decisions is substantially increased, thus enhancing measure completeness, giving stakeholders a better understanding of the planned mobility measures and reducing later opposition to urban mobility.

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For more information on public involvement, contact Ralf Brand in order to join the group, click on the banner on the right-hand side on this page. Take a look at the cities which are already members of this thematic group and view resources relevant to members below.

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Submitted by Jan Christiaens on 27/03/2014

The slides of the Webinar on Public Involvement 2.0 Social Applications: Opportunties and challenges for transport planning are online and can be found in the Resources section of the Thematic Group Public Involvement.

 

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Unveiled at the recent CIVITAS Forum 2019 in Graz, they open with a general overview of each project.

After this, each fact sheet dives into what the key takeaways are in terms of measure implementation; fostering the uptake of the measures; business cases; and general evaluation processes...

Author: Richard Adams
09/10/2019 - 17:12

As the pilot experimentation enters the next, crucial and final phase, it’s time to engage new communities to enrich the MUV approach with fresh perspectives, unforeseen problems and unexpected creativity.

Who is MUV looking for? New "Associate Cities" willing to play in the...

Author: Richard Adams
07/10/2019 - 11:31

This year's CIVITAS Awards were given for the most ambitious initiative, exemplary citizen engagement, creating a high-impact legacy through CIVITAS involvement, and transforming a city into a more liveable environment.

By renovating old Czechoslovakian-era tram technologies into clean, e...

Author: Richard Adams
04/10/2019 - 17:17

As part of the five phases under the CIVITAS Initiative, cities have implemented cutting-edge sustainable mobility measures. Whilst many cities have benefitted immensely from participating in CIVITAS projects, the impact in a few of these has been particularly pronounced.

This booklet tell...

Author: Richard Adams
02/10/2019 - 23:35

Innovators and influencers are joining city officials and mobility experts from across the continent for three days of intense discussion and exchange. They will hear first-hand how a combination of newer, low-emission transport technologies and more traditional cycling, pedestrian, and public tr...

Author: Richard Adams
02/10/2019 - 01:04
18/05/2020 to 20/05/2020
Szeged is a pioneering city in Hungary with regards to mobility management. The city is also the National Network Manager for the Hungarian CIVINET Network. Over the past 15 years, Szeged has implemented several mobility solutions. This includes establishing traffic calming zones; improving cycling...
22/10/2018 to 24/10/2018
City representatives are invited to apply to join an upcoming CIVITAS study visit in Stockholm (Sweden). The study visit in Stockholm will span three days from 22-24 October 2018. Those attending have the chance to discover the city's innovative work on e-mobility, including  charging infrastruct...
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20/09/2018
Politicians from CIVITAS Forum Network member cities are invited to attend this year's Politicians' Forum, which is being held at the upcoming CIVITAS Forum in Umeå. Taking place from 09:30 to 12:00 on 20 September, the meeting will bring together senior officials from local authorities across...
17/09/2018 to 18/09/2018
The CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project is holding a workshop from 17-18 September in Stockholm, Sweden, that will give participants insight into the innovative work being undertaken in its five project cities. Together with Ruse (Bulgaria), Madrid (Spain), Turku (Finland), Munich (Germany), and Stockholm (Sw...
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11/09/2018 to 14/09/2018
City representatives are invited to apply to join an upcoming CIVITAS study visit in Bristol (UK) that is taking place from 11 - 14 September. Site visits will enable participating cities to see first-hand the exciting sustainable urban mobility and urban development initiatives in the city.
26/06/2018
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) has been marketed as a new transport concept that may change or disrupt current models of transport provision, particularly in urban areas. The concept of MaaS claims to offer a personal mobility package based on lifestyle needs and delivered through a single interface a...

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Public involvement in the European Cycling Challenge

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Participatory redevelopment of main train station area in Ghent

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Mobilna Gdynia Platform

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CIVITAS QUOTES: We are entering an era of Participation 2.0

Gender equality and mobility: mind the gap!

The second Policy Note by CIVITAS WIKI focuses on the topic of gender-sensitive mobility planning. In both, the International body of literature and transport planning, the gender dimension in mobility patterns and sustainability has received relatively little attention so far, even though, together with age and income, gender is considered a significant factor in accounting for differences in mobility behavior, with women recognized as being more likely to adopt sustainable travel behaviours than men.

A growing debate on this topic is ongoing at EU level and it has been re-launched within the CIVITAS Integrated Planning Thematic Group. Collaborative Interaction was set up on the CIVITAS Interactive Platform (http://www.civitas.eu/thematic-cooperation) and in the CIVITAS Urban Mobility LinkedIn Group, to collect further resources, links to other projects, practical city experiences and opinions and comments on the topic.

Policy Recommendations For EU Sustainable Mobility Concepts based on CIVITAS Experience

The Policy Recommendations present the main findings arising from the evaluation of the CIVITAS Plus Collaborative Projects (CPs), which ran from 2008-2012.

This publication was written under the auspices of the CIVITAS POINTER project, which supported five collaborative projects (CP s) implemented within the framework of the third edition of the CIVITAS programme. Evaluation and monitoring were the key stones of CIVITAS POINTER. Drawing from first-hand, corroborated statistical evidence gathered from participating cities, this publication presents the results of the CIVITAS Plus cross-site evaluation and policy assessment. These findings support the development of clear European-level policy recommendations that have the potential for being embraced by all European cities — not just those which make up the CIVITAS community.

The document seeks to identify factors that can boost the effectiveness and consistency of future strategies, thereby securing greater sustainability in urban mobility patterns. Policy makers are provided with contemporary facts for debating purposes, and a number of conclusions and recommendations based on lessons learnt from CIVITAS Plus are put forward.

Thematic groups infosheet

What is the purpose of the CIVITAS Thematic Groups? How can you become involved? This document gives a short introduction to the way the thematic groups work.

Webinar on Public Involvement 2.0 by Andrew Nash - slides available

On the 27th of March, a webinar on Public Involvement 2.0 took place. Key presenter was Andrew Nash who had an inspiring presentation about social applications and how they can help cities to involve citizens and stakeholders in transport planning. We are happy to share the slides with you. 

Cluster Report Public Transport

Citizen Engagement in the field of Mobility, CIVITAS ELAN

Citizen Engagement Shelf