The CIVITAS Educational Network includes a number of universities and institutes that are involved in sustainable urban mobility through research and lecturing - one of which is the University of Zagreb, particularly its Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences.
The university is also a member of the Academic Committee of CIVINET Slovenia - Croatia – SEE, which functions as a link between CIVITAS and academia in that region. The Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences also organises conferences such as the Public Transport and Smart Mobility (PTSM) Conference.
The last edition of the PTSM Conference took place from 26-28 October 2022, under the name “City on the human scale, City as a traffic hub”, which was co-hosed by the City of Pula and the newspaper “Glas Istre”. The main focus of the conference of the conference was sustainable urban mobility in cities and a scientific-research approach to mobility problem-solving such problems. The event was opened by the Mayor of Pula, Filip Zoričić; the Dean of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb, Professor Marko Šoštarić; and Special Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister for the Economy and Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Đuro Lubura.
The conference was organised in three segments.
- “Strategic planning, strategic decision making”, which included examples of good practice on the European scale and the City of Pula as a case study.
- “Let’s focus on Pula”, where the current state of traffic was analysed, including the expected challenges in the public transport sector and the parking system.
- “2nd International Conference Public Transport & Smart Mobility: Transforming Cities from Car's to People Places“, which was the scientific part of the conference, which was organised by Department of Urban Transport, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences.
The next edition of the PTSM conference is planned to take place in December 2023. Stay tuned for more information.
Authors: University of Zagreb, Uli Lerche, Breda University of Applied Sciences