How can transport innovation address the urban challenges that European cities are facing? Confronted with a growing demand for mobility, European cities must also address the political goals of healthier, more accessible, more integrated and sustainable urban transport.
At the occasion of the EU Week of Regions and Cities, UITP is organising a double session entitled ‘European cities leading innovation for urban mobility’ on 11 October in Brussels, Belgium. The session will give the opportunity to discuss how transport innovation can address the urban challenges faced by cities today. In the first part of the session, participants will be provided with keynote speeches on this issue while the second half of the session will be fully interactive, with city representatives showcasing how they have successfully implemented innovative mobility solutions in their cities.
The session will cover the importance of investing in sustainable urban mobility as well as funding public transport in the post-2020 Multi-Annual Financial Framework.
Largely, the UITP session will draw on the conclusions made through the Urban Mobility Innovation Index (UMii) project which seeks to empower city leaders to implement urban mobility policies and measures that are relevant to their ecosystem and enable innovation, whilst promoting knowledge sharing and dialogue. The UMii project resulted in a Final Report and Position Paper, covering cities across the globe and focusing on good practices based on a variety of cultural contexts.
The EU Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
Don’t miss the opportunity to join us—seats are limited!