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The CIVITAS Forum 2018 starts today

Author: Richard Adams
Posted on: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 07:56

The magnitude of transport’s social dimension is becoming increasingly clear - mobility shapes lives and prospects. It is vital that transport systems are environmentally friendly, inclusive, efficient, and centred on meeting diverse user needs. Yet how can this be accomplished?

Under the banner of "Mobility for U and Me", this year's CIVITAS Forum, which is taking place from 19-21 September in Umeå, Sweden, will examine this critical question.

A series of high-profile speakers will address this year's Forum, including Lena Erixon, Director of the Swedish Transport Administration; Maja Bakran Marcich, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), European Commission; and Stina Nilimaa Wickström, Vice President of Product Design, Volvo Group.

They will join hundreds of other policymakers, city representatives, academics, and practitioners to debate and dive into the most current pressing topics in sustainable urban mobility, such as multimodality, co-creation, Mobility as a Service, e-mobility, equitable and inclusive transport access, SUMPs, and smart mobility solutions.

Take-up and transfer sessions, an exciting new feature this year, enable participants to get hands-on with and see cutting-edge urban mobility tools and methods in action, whilst the Politicians' Forum will once again gather top-ranking officials from Europe's local authorities leading the way in sustainable urban mobility.

Umeå is one of Scandinavia's leading exponents of sustainable urban development. A series of site visits will enable participants to experience why, including tours of the city's smart university district, its gender-sensitive infrastructure, and new multimodal hub, Vasaplan.

To see the full agenda and for more information, visit: civitas.eu/forum2018

To follow the event, follow #CIVITAS2018 on Twitter and the CIVITAS social media account: Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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