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‘Planning for a Liveable City’

The 1st European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans ‘Planning for a Liveable City’ will take place on 12th -13th June 2014 in Sopot, Poland. The conference aims to explore the ways in which effective planning can contribute to developing liveable cities.

Image courtesy of uitp.org

Image courtesy of uitp.org

During this conference delegates will have an opportunity to:

• Attend workshops on hot topics related to urban mobility planning
• Exchange ideas and experience, networking with fellow planners and other experts
• Find out what European projects can offer to local and regional authorities.

A number of themes will also be discussed during the conference, including:

• Citizen Participation
• Auditing Procedures
• SUMP Impact Evaluation
• Sector integration
• Integration of transport forms and modes
• Austerity and urban mobility planning
• The role of national actions to promote and support the uptake of SUMPs
• Member States and regional actions to encourage local authorities to prepare SUMPs
• Urban mobility planning in cities and towns below 100,000 inhabitants

The conference may be of particular interest to mobility planners and implementers across Europe who are keen to learn about the latest developments in the field of SUMPs. This event will be hosted by The European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) in collaboration with the European Commission and attendance is free of charge.

To find out more about ‘Planning for a Liveable City’ click here.

Copenhagen European Green Capital 2014, is a good model in terms of urban planning and design. It is a pioneer in the field of transport, aiming to become the world’s most practicable city for cyclists. The city’s goal is to have 50 % of people cycling to their place of work or education by 2015 (35 % cycled to their workplace or school in 2010), helping the city reach an ambitious goal to become the first carbon-neutral capital by 2025.