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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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After a year-and-a-half of mobility interventions in the CIVITAS SUNRISE neighbourhood in Jerusalem (Israel), positive results are becoming apparent.  

Author: Richard Adams
21/05/2020 - 11:43

Previously planned as a three-day conference in Brussels from 29 September to 1 October, the event's new online format will enable participants to join debates and exchange expertise on the most important urban mobility topics safely from their own desks. 

Further details on the programme...

Author: Richard Adams
20/05/2020 - 10:54

The winners of the SUMP Award 2020 and the first ever EU Urban Road Safety Award were yesterday revealed as being Brussels Capital Region (Belgium) and Pontevedra (Spain).

Author: Richard Adams
19/05/2020 - 16:24

The cities of Kruševac (Serbia) and Karditsa (Greece) have been announced as the cities taking home the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Awards for 2019!

Author: Richard Adams
19/05/2020 - 16:01

The Eltis Mobility Portal has collated different sources of information for maintaining essential mobility during the COVID-19 situation.

Author: Richard Adams
17/04/2020 - 09:43
10/07/2020
European cities are facing several challenges when it comes to their senior citizens. While this population group is growing, it is key to enable and empower them to move around the city independently and sustainably.
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29/09/2020 to 01/10/2020
In light of the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission's Urban Mobility Days Conference in 2020 will be held as a fully digital event. 
12/03/2019
The first thematic webinar from CIVITAS ECCENTRIC is coming! Taking place on Tuesday 12 March 2019, 14:00-15:30 CET, it will examine vulnerable groups and gender issues in sustainable urban mobility planning. Vulnerable groups such as children, older people, or people with disabilities depend on p...
05/12/2018
As part of its package of learning activities for mobility practitioners, CIVITAS SUMPs-Up  is organising its first webinar on Wednesday 5 December, 10:00 - 11:30 CET.  This will look at the topic of “Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP”. It will include a detailed presentation on this su...
22/11/2018 to 23/11/2018
The 2018 Annual Polis Conference 'Innovation in transport for sustainable cities and regions' will take place on 22 and 23 November in Manchester United Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom.  It is the network's annual flagship event. It provides a unique platform to engage with represe...
13/11/2018
Started in 2016, Mobility4EU established a vision and an action plan for the future of transport in Europe in 2030. This is based on the identification and assessment of societal challenges that will influence future transport demand. In 2017, the initiative for building the European Transport and M...
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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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