21st and 22nd of March 2013, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Towards Sustainable Mobility in European Cities Conference will take place on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st of March in the Hotel Danube, Bratislava. The event has been organised by the Institute for Forecasting Studies of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Slovak Ministry of the Environment.
The conference will draw together a select group of researchers, policy-makers, activists and business representatives from the EU and neighbouring countries. The aim of the meeting is to discuss trends in urban mobility, policies and practices to strengthen sustainable urban mobility, and the visions of low-carbon, secure and competitive mobility systems in cities. Sustainable mobility approaches that reduce spatial segregation, urban sprawl and promote social inclusion will also be discussed during the two-day event.
This knowledge brokerage event is part of the RESPONDER project, a European project funded within the 7th EU Framework Programme aiming to link research and policy making for managing the contradictions of sustainable consumption and economic growth. The full agenda of the conference, including the documentation of the first multinational knowledge brokerage event in the area of Sustainable Mobility, is available at the RESPONDER website.
Sustainable Mobility and the European Green Capital Award
The European Green Capital recognises the impact that well-planned sustainable transport can have on the overall environment of a city and has listed local transport as one of the 12 indicators for the Award assessed by an Expert Panel. Copenhagen, the 2014 European Green Capital, impressed the Jury in terms of its model in urban planning and design. Copenhagen is also pioneering in terms of its transport policy, aiming to become the world’s most practicable city for cyclists. The goal is to have 50% of people cycling to their place of work or education by 2015, helping the city reach an ambitious goal of being CO2 neutral by 2025.
For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here http://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/index_en.html