9/12/2019 - REAL CORP 2020 - call for papers extended

9/12/2019 - Daejeon will host the next UCLG World Congress in 2022

9/12/2019 - Digital Transition in cities – how can it benefit citizens?

9/12/2019 - CO2 Emissions Climb to an All-Time High in 2019

5/12/2019 - 2019 Biennial of Towns and Town Planners report

5/12/2019 - Invitation - INTA43 Congress 24/01/2020

5/12/2019 - When Cities Don’t Accept Cash For Public Services

5/12/2019 - How African cities can fight climate change

4/12/2019 - Rotterdam - The Netherlands To Host European EV Charging Summit 2020
4/12/2019 - European EV Charging Summit 2020 20% Early Bird Discount
4/12/2019 - First global city network for sustainable urban freight
4/12/2019 - Paris leads the way for sustainable urban mobility

3/12/2019 - Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Summit 2019 Aftermovie!
3/12/2019 - Save the date: Security, Democracy and Cities Conference
3/12/2019 - Are electric vehicles really so climate friendly?
3/12/2019 - Building a Data-Driven Future: Digital Cities 2019 Revealed

2/12/2019 - Smart and Sustainable Cities - Last chance to register
2/12/2019 - INTERGEO Post Show Report 2019
2/12/2019 - Last Mile Delivery Robots Are Gaining Traction
2/12/2019 - Cities call for paradigm shift in road safety policy

 

 

 

REAL CORP 2020 - call for papers extended

We would like to gently remind you that the Call for Papers Deadline for the upcoming REAL CORP 2020 conference is approaching. Due to numerous requests for a deadline extension, abstract submission remains open until

22 December 2019.

https://conference.corp.at/index.php?id=4&L=0

Daejeon will host the next UCLG World Congress in 2022

The UCLG World Summit will take place, for the second time, in the Korean Peninsula. The City of Daejeon has been chosen as the ideal location for our 7th World Congress, set to take place in 2022.

Our World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders has evolved from a gathering of mayors, councillors, and partners to a complete policymaking experience that provides an opportunity for the full constituency, partners and members of the civil society to be a part of the future of the municipal movement.

https://www.cglu.org/en/media/news/daejeon-will-host-next-uclg-world-congress-2022

Digital Transition in cities – how can it benefit citizens?

Alison Partridge, Lead Expert of the TechRevolution transfer network, has been an advocate for cities to ‘adapt or die’ for many years: “cities of all sizes need to better understand the opportunities offered by digital and tech and jump on them to grow higher value jobs and start-ups for local people”. Indeed, at all levels of society and of governance, services and products are going digital: online availability, digital tools for access, compiling and using data to proceed to meta-analysis.

https://urbact.eu/digital-transition-cities-benefit-citizens

CO2 Emissions Climb to an All-Time High in 2019

Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are on track to again climb to a record high in 2019, according to a new report from the Global Carbon Project, putting the world at risk of catastrophic climate change due to these heat-trapping gases. This is further evidence that the plateau in emissions growth between 2014 and 2016 was short-lived: emissions from fossil fuels grew 1.5% in 2017, 2.1% in 2018 and are projected to grow another 0.6% in 2019. This growth is at odds with the deep cuts urgently needed to respond to the climate emergency.

https://thecityfix.com/blog/co2-emissions-climb-time-high-2019-6-takeaways-latest-climate-data-kelly-levin-and-katie-lebling/

2019 Biennial of Towns and Town Planners report

The 13th Biennial of the European Towns and Town Planners convened by the ECTP – CEU. Hosted by the City of Plymouth and the University of Plymouth from 10 – 13 September 2019, the theme of the conference was ‘Planning on the Edge’. The threeday event was attended by about 160 academics and practitioners from across the whole of Europe and included 41 papers and three walking tours exploring aspects of regeneration in Plymouth.

This conference proceedings provides a summary of each of the papers presented at the conference as a record of the event

http://www.ectp-ceu.eu/images/stories/PDF-Events/Biennial2019/ECTP Biennial 2019 Conference Proceedings report.pdf

Invitation - INTA43 Congress 24/01/2020

Due to unfortunate circumstances in France INTA43 congress has been postponed to January 24th, 2020.

This event will focus on the transformation of the role of urban actors under the pressure of demographic, social, environmental or technical transitions. INTA43 provides insight into the urban development tools that are needed to deal with these transitions.

https://inta-aivn.org/en/activities/exchange/congress/inta43-en/home

When Cities Don’t Accept Cash For Public Services

This year saw a wave of backlash against cashless retail, but what about when cities like Washington, D.C., want to move toward all-digital payments?

I hardly notice the quick succession of beeps anymore as my fellow commuters board the D.C. Metrobus, paying with a tap of their SmarTrip fare cards. But every now and then, I hear the clanking of coins being dropped into the fare-box, or I look up to see someone inserting a wrinkled bill into the slot, only for the box to spit it out.

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2019/12/cash-free-government-services-unbanked-equity-security/602566/

How African cities can fight climate change

Africa is expected to be hit by some of the worst effects of climate change. But what can African cities do to fight, and if necessary adapt to, this challenge? Frédéric Vallier and Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, the secretaries general of CEMR and UCLG Africa respectively, discuss this and more in an interview with Pan African Visions.

https://panafricanvisions.com/2019/11/a-robust-response-in-gestation-from-african-mayors-to-fight-climate-change/

Rotterdam - The Netherlands To Host European EV Charging Summit 2020


Following the success of last year’s event in London, ACI is delighted to announce the second edition of our European EV Charging Summit due to take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on the 27th & 28th May 2020.
https://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/evcharging-summit/

European EV Charging Summit 2020 - Avail 20% Early Bird Discount


If you are planning to join The European EV Charging Summit 2020 taking place on 27th & 28Th May 2020 in Rotterdam - The Netherlands, confirm your participation today to avail 20% early bird discount.
The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from all facets of the EV Charging industry to discuss the required infrastructural innovations and the most profitable strategies for a cleaner and sustainable future. As the electric vehicle market continues to expand, this is the best time to explore this blooming industry!
https://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/evcharging-summit/

First global city network for sustainable urban freight


ICLEI EcoLogistics Community is the first city network in the world committed to a sustainable urban freight future. It builds on established initiatives, ongoing international programs, and significant experience and expertise through ICLEI’s global network.
https://ecomobility.org/iclei-and-taoyuan-city-launch-first-global-city-network-for-sustainable-urban-freight/

Paris leads the way for sustainable urban mobility


Host of the annual Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Summit, the City of Paris is a frontrunner when it comes to transportation planning and an ambitious target to be a carbon-neutral and 100 percent renewable-energy city by 2050.
https://ecomobility.org/paris-leads-the-way-for-sustainable-urban-mobility/

Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Summit 2019 Aftermovie!

Whether you were unable to attend the worlds largest event dedicted to urban mobility or you simply want to relive the magic, check out the Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit 2019 Aftermovie now! Plus, don't forget to mark your calendars for next year's edition to be held in Paris on 4  - 5 November 2020!

https://urbanmobilitydaily.com/autonomy-the-urban-mobility-summit-2019-aftermovie/

Save the date: Security, Democracy and Cities Conference

Take part in the 7th international and interdisciplinary Efus Conference!

Urban security Stakeholders: elected officials, civil servants, magistrates, security professionals, social workers, researchers, civil society representatives will meet on 25, 26, 27 November 2020 in Nice.

www.efusconference2020.com

Are electric vehicles really so climate friendly?

EVs produce more CO2 than say diesel – it’s just they emit via the power plant not the exhaust pipe

Germany’s automobile industry is its most important industrial sector. But it is in crisis, and not only because it is experiencing the effects of a recession brought on by Volkswagen’s cheating on emissions standards, which sent consumers elsewhere. The sector is also facing the existential threat of exceedingly strict European Union emissions requirements, which are only seemingly grounded in environmental policy.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/25/are-electric-vehicles-really-so-climate-friendly

Building a Data-Driven Future: Digital Cities 2019 Revealed

The winners of this year’s Digital Cities Survey from the Center for Digital Government are those making smart investments in technologies from infrastructure and citizen engagement to data storage and cybersecurity.

https://www.governing.com/news/headlines/Building-Data-Driven-Future-Digital-Cities-2019-Revealed.html

Smart and Sustainable Cities - Last chance to register

This is a reminder and a last call for registrations for the international conference Smart and Sustainable Cities: the Role of Governance and Innovation Policy. The conference is organized by the UNECE Innovative Policies Development Section and will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Room XII, on 5 December 2019.

https://www.unece.org/index.php?id=52275

INTERGEO Post Show Report 2019

INTERGEO, the world‘s leading trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management, celebrated its 25th anniversary and attracted visitors from all over the world to come up with solutions for important future issues.

Together with the CONFERENCE and its theme platforms INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS, SMART CITY SOLUTIONS, GEOCAREER and CAMPUS GEOINNOVATION, INTERGEO drew in 20,000 visitors from over 100 countries to the exhibition halls in Stuttgart.

This year, 705 exhibitors showcased their solutions surrounding geodesy, geo-IT, geoinformatics, building information modelling (BIM), drones and smart cities.

https://www.intergeo.de/media/docs/intergeo/2020/Post-Show-Report_2019_web.pdf

Last Mile Delivery Robots Are Gaining Traction

The last-mile delivery is expensive and difficult. It’s also high stakes, a failed delivery attempt is enough to damage the customer’s perception of the entire shopping journey.

In an attempt to ease these pain points, technology companies, retailers and logistics businesses have been piloting autonomous delivery robots to transport packages to shoppers’ doors.

https://www.sharedmobility.news/autonomous-last-mile-delivery-robots-are-gaining-traction-slowly/

Cities call for paradigm shift in road safety policy

At the closing plenary of the Polis Conference 2019, cities and regions expressed their support for “The New Paradigm for Safe City Streets”, a city-led declaration developed by Polis and EUROCITIES.

https://www.polisnetwork.eu/news/cities-and-regions-call-for-paradigm-shift-in-road-safety-policy/

 

 

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