SUNRISE at the Urban Mobility Days 2020

  • Date: October 2, 2020
  • Location: online

From 29 September – 1 October 2020, the European Commission is hosting its first Urban Mobility Days conference in Brussels, on the theme of “zero-emission mobility for all “.

The conference combines two leading events from Europe’s transport calendar: the CIVITAS Forum Conference and the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). It will bring together policymakers, local authorities, academics, NGOs, urban transport practitioners, urban planners and all those putting the SUMP concept into practice. Over 600 attendees are expected to participate in Urban Mobility Days 2020.

Towards sustainable urban mobility – One neighbourhood at a time

CIVITAS SUNRISE will be at the Urban Mobility Days with a specific session titled Towards sustainable urban mobility – One neighbourhood at a time on 2 October 2020, 11:30-13:00 CET.

The session showcases the processes and results of four European projects working towards better mobility solutions with people in their neighbourhoods.

These four projects (Cities-4-People, Looper, Metamorphosis and Sunrise) brought back the city to its citizens. In 21 locations across Europe and beyond, local residents, stakeholders and public authorities re-assessed and re-imagined their immediate surroundings with the guidance and support of the project teams. Together, they developed ideas for concrete measures, prioritised them and implemented them for the benefit of local air quality, accessibility, safety, social cohesion, mobile independence – in short: quality of life.

In some of the projects, local “labs” created a third space, where public authorities and citizens could learn about each other’s requirements, constraints and ideas in a collaborative way towards a transformation of on-the-ground realities. These labs are also an important way to extend the life of the project beyond its funding period, as these platforms can continue to be used for future initiatives.

During this session, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the project partners and be inspired by their stories and processes. Most importantly, this event will open further discussions about how co-creation at the neighbourhood level can help reshape urban development across Europe.

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