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Virtual workshop on Sustainable urban Mobility

Virtual workshop on Sustainable urban Mobility

Virtual workshop on Sustainable urban Mobility

Date: 4 June 2020

13:30 – 16:40

Access the final agenda here

Knowledge Dossier on Sustainable Mobility

PowerPoint presentations are available below

Video recording of the workshop

Main outcomes



The European Green Deal aims to reduce 90% of transport emissions by 2050. This reduction must also happen in cities, which should transition to a sustainable urban mobility model. The European Commission supports this transition through the promotion of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). 

The City Science Initiative working group on sustainable mobility, led by the city of Cluj-Napoca, works on these issues and challenges with the final aim to create a sustainable transport system that meets the following strategic objectives: it is accessible and safe, helps to mitigate climate change, it is economically efficient and helps to create a high-quality urban environment. This workshop will reflect on these challenges and issues with the final aim to strength the link between science and policy-making to formulate responses to urban challenges. 


The objective of this virtual workshop is to discuss with cities and key stakeholders how to integrate science-based evidences and results for identifying new approaches to urban mobility planning and new ways of stimulating the shift towards cleaner and more sustainable transport modes. With that objective in mind, the workshop will address the three following research questions:

  1. The most effective methods and tools to foster the shift of people to more sustainable transport modes in urban contexts

  2. Engaging the citizens in sustainable urban mobility through culture and innovation

  3. Digital tools that can make urban mobility more efficient and sustainable 

This knowledge exchange session will also serve as a collective opportunity to reflect on how the urban mobility post COVID-19 period is foreseen.

Target audience

The target audience of this workshop are representatives of cities (policy and research sides) and key stakeholders working on sustainable mobility at urban level from the angle of European Institutions, networks of cities, international projects, national governments and regions, among others.



13:30 – 13:50. Welcoming 

Alessandro RAINOLDI, HoU Territorial development - Joint Research Centre - European Commission

Policies and initiatives for the development of sustainable urban mobility
Luana Maria Bidasca, Policy Officer, DG MOVE, European Commission
PTT Presentation

Ovidiu Cimpean, Director of local development division -  Cluj Napoca City Hall

13:50 - 14:10. Introduction into the challenge

Towards a fast post Covid-19 economic recovery: sustainable urban mobility in metropolitan areas
Marius Cristea, Senior urban development specialist - World Bank
PTT Presentation
Additional maps

Electric Public Transport in Cluj-Napoca - a successful partnership between Cluj-Napoca municipality and Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Bogdan Varga, Automotive Engineering and Transport Department -  Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
PTT Presentation

Sustainable mobility in Cluj Metropolitan Area
Titus Cristian Man, Research Director - Interdisciplinary Center for Data Sciences - Babes-Bolyai University
PTT Presentation

Discussion with cities
Moderation: Biagio Ciuffo, Joint Research Centre

14:10 – 14:25. Example of actions by the City of Paris to promote sustainable mobility
Cecile Honore, Responsible for air quality studies and incentives for eco-mobility - City of Paris
PTT Presentation

14:25 – 14:40. Sustainable Mobility in Tampere
Toni Lusikka, Research Scientist - VTT Technical Research Center
PTT Presentation

14:40 – 14:55. City of Ljubljana. Innovative sustainable mobility
Klemen Gostič, Regional Development Agency - Ljubljana region
PTT Presentation

14:55 – 15:10. Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy
Ian Catlow, Head - London’s European Office
PTT Presentation

15:10 – 15:25. Perspectives on sustainable mobility, an evidence base approach from the UK
Simona Dobrescu, Economist and urban specialist -  Infrastructure and Projects Authority - United Kingdom
PTT Presentation

15:25 – 15:30. Q&A

Coffe Pause
15.30 - 15:40
Mainstreaming findings and challenges with Key stakeholders
Co-Moderation: Javier Gomez, Joint Research Centre & Ovidiu Cimpean, Cluj-Napoca Municipality

15:40 – 15:50. EIT KIC work on Sustainable Urban Mobility
Florinda Boschetti - Head of City Club - EIT KIC Urban Mobility
PTT Presentation

15:50 – 16:00. Reloading mobility in post-COVID public space
Pietro Elisei, Director - URBASOFIA
PTT Presentation

16:00 – 16:05. Research on Sustainable Mobility
Dan Doru Micu, Head - Numerical Methods Research Laboratory - Scientifical Research Council of UTCN
Andrei Ceclan , Department of Electrotechnics and Measurements - Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
PTT Presentation

16:05 – 16:15. Understanding sustainable mobility choices- lessons learned from a behavioral change approach
Anamaria Vrabie, Director - Cluj-Napoca Urban Innovation Unit

16:15 – 16:25. Data analytics for urban mobility
Norbert Petrovici, Director - Interdisciplinary Center for Data Sciences - Babes-Bolyai University
PTT Presentation 

16:25 – 16:40. Q&A

Thursday, 4 June, 2020 - 13:30 to 16:45
City of Cluj-Napoca
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