30/11/2020 - eHUBS Webinar - How to plan your own eHUB?

30/11/2020 - Virtual EIT Urban Mobility Summit 2020


26/11/2020 - One week to go before IT-TRANS!

26/10/2020 - Intertraffic conference - new dates


25/11/2020 - Transforming Transportation 2021 going virtual
25/11/2020 - Paris Zero Emission Bus Conference


24/11/2020 - Virtual CNU 29.Design for Change
24/11/2020 - Call for Papers: Smart Cities Symposium Prague 2021


23/11/2020 - Urban Mobility Summit Berlin
23/11/2020 - Pritzker Forum on Global Cities


18/11/2020 - Relive Autonomy Digital 2020

18/11/2020 - SMARTA Final Conference


17/11/2020 - Announcing the ICLEI World Congress 2021!

17/11/2020 - CITYxCITY Festival


16/11/2020 - Euroheat & Power Congress 2021
16/11/2020 - Save the date ECOMM 2021


12/11/2020 - Dates announced - REAL CORP 2021
12/11/2020 - City Health International 2021 Conference


11/11/2020 - Smart Cities International Virtual Symposium - Call for papers
11/11/2020 - World Urban Parks Virtual Congress


10/11/2020 - European Parking Association Congress 2021
10/11/2020 - UVAR Box - save the date for the first workshop


9/11/2020 - The Post-Crisis City: Live-Streamed Global Conference
9/11/2020 - Take part in the Online Town Twinning Summit!


5/11/2020 - One week left to JPI Urban Europe's Policy Conference 2020
5/11/2020 - Housing2030 online workshop “Climate change, environmental and health


4/11/2020 - Don’t Forget About the CTBUH 2020 Conference
4/11/2020 - "Internationalisation of metropolitan spaces" webinar


3/11/2020 - KeepWarm‘s online International Inspire Event
3/11/2020 - Mobilising Mobility workshop


2/11/2020 - 6th MaaS Summit report now available
2/11/2020 - Eurocities annual conference 2020




eHUBS Webinar - How to plan your own eHUB?


Are you familiar with the concept of shared and electric mobility hubs?

Would you like to know more about how to plan eHUBS in your city or region?

The eHUBS project is happy to invite representatives of local authorities, city planners, researchers, shared and electric mobility experts and providers to a one-hour webinar, where we will present and discuss the topic of how to plan eHUBS in your own city or region.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 15 December 2020 from 10.00 to 11.00 CET.  



Virtual EIT Urban Mobility Summit 2020


Join our flagship event that brings together partners, stakeholders from all sectors, policymakers and scientific experts. Jump on board of this free 3-day virtual interactive experience and join inspiring discussions, learn about the impact of EIT Urban Mobility programmes and network with the urban mobility innovation ecosystem.



One week to go before IT-TRANS!


Join us online at IT-TRANS to discover, experience and discuss the latest IT and digital innovations happening in the public transport sector. Register for the Online Conference and get your free Exhibition Networking Ticket. Hear the experiences, concrete recommendations and case studies for implementing IT Solutions from major operators, authorities and industry figures as well as innovative start-ups. IT-TRANS 2020 is implemented with the interactive event-community platform talque.



Intertraffic conference - new dates


The traffic industry is undergoing major changes and developments are on a fast track.

The Intertraffic conference offers an opportunity to experience the latest solutions for today's challenges with all the experts in the field. Taking place in Amsterdam, Intertraffic will highlight the latest trends in infrastructure, traffic management, smart mobility, road safety and parking.

The conference will take place on 23-26 March (re-arranged from April 2020).



Transforming Transportation 2021 going virtual

Transforming Transportation 2021 will bring together sustainable mobility world leaders from the public, private, academic and civil society spheres in a global virtual event to discuss the path forward.
More details will be announced in the coming weeks. We are committed to fully utilizing the new virtual format to gather and engage with an even more diverse audience from across the globe, and to offer more resources on pressing issues related to sustainable transportation and mobility.

Paris Zero Emission Bus Conference

The Paris Zero Emission Bus Conference follows the successful 2nd edition held in Cologne, Germany, in November 2018. Over 360 global stakeholders representing 220 organisations attended the event.
Expert speakers debated routes to commercialisation and discussed technological readiness of the two zero emission options: battery and fuel cell buses.
ZEB 2021 will call on European manufacturers, policy makers and operators to scale up their zero emission ambitions to become global leaders in the transition to a zero-emission society.

Virtual CNU 29.Design for Change

CNU 29.Design for Change will focus on the intersection between design and power. The power design holds to influence the way we live, to physically change and adapt the spaces we inhabit, as well as how we can use it to achieve the change we want to see in neighborhoods, towns, cities, and across regions. More than that, design is a tool that empowers neighborhood residents to imagine and create the places they want. In a rapidly changing world, design can create more resilient and just places as easily as it can contribute to deepening gaps.

Call for Papers: Smart Cities Symposium Prague 2021

The Smart Cities Symposium Prague 2021 (the seventh annual conference) aims on exchange of ideas and best practices in the field of Smart cities. It covers whole range of topics, from the system point of view, through data mining and data processing, smart grids, up to multi-agent systems and other soft computing approaches. The Symposium aims to be a multidisciplinary forum for exchanging ideas and best practices in the field of Smart Cities not limited to theory but also including real world applications.

Urban Mobility Summit Berlin

The Summit brings together corporates, policymakers and startups to explore this overarching theme of building critical mass for MaaS in Europe. This is what the Urban Mobility Summit Berlin is all about, bringing a powerful international community together to build relationships while exploring big-picture ideas in mobility.

Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

The Pritzker Forum on Global Cities is a platform for a yearlong series of conversations on the most pressing issues facing cities and urban life.
Join us at the NEW Pritzker Forum on Global Cities, redesigned as a platform for yearlong conversations on the most pressing issues facing cities and urban life today. Over the next 12 months, through live stream programs, high-level workshops, and a variety of digital content, we will explore the broader themes of adapting governance, pursuing equity, and reimagining resilience in our cities.

Relive Autonomy Digital 2020


Platform will be open until 18 December!

Missed a talk you really wanted to see? Didn't have the time to check out all the exhibitor's stand and products? Totally forgot about Autonomy Digital and now you are kicking yourself for not logging on at all? Well, we've got some good news for you!

The Autonomy Digital platform will stay open until December 18th giving you the chance to catch up on the over 80 keynotes, panels and demos and to explore the virtual exhbition, which features the latest in mobility innovations.



SMARTA Final Conference


Thursday 10 December 2020 at 09:00

Friday 11 December 2020 at 17:00

Learn about SMARTA’s findings and final recommendations during the project’s closing event!

The SMARTA Final Conference is structured as a set of virtual events, spread over two days. The key deliverables from SMARTA will be presented through dedicated webinars addressing key stakeholders in the field of rural mobility.

On Thursday 10 December two virtual events are foreseen. The morning session focuses on SMARTA policy recommendations. The afternoon session highlights solutions, as demonstrated by the SMARTA network of sites.



Announcing the ICLEI World Congress 2021!


Join us for the ICLEI World Congress 2021, hosted by Malmö, Sweden, 12-16 April 2021, from the comfort of your own home or office. The ICLEI World Congress 2021 is all online!

Hundreds of local, regional and national governments, international agencies, representatives of the private sector, academics and researchers, community groups and other partners from around the world will come together virtually to steer the global sustainable development agenda by enhancing action taken in urban areas worldwide.



CITYxCITY Festival


Connecting cities. Empowering communities.

After a decade of successfully hosting the annual OASC conference, we’re shifting gears to amplify our impact on society. Join us for the very first edition of CITYxCITY Festival and take part in a 48-hour celebration.



Euroheat & Power Congress 2021

The Euroheat & Power Congress focuses on topics related to District Energy. The congress provides a unique forum for discussing and enhancing knowledge on major issues of importance for European and Global District Energy sectors.
It provides a unique platform for high-quality exchange on implementation challenges and best practices; including both technical and business approaches. Leading experts from industry, national authorities, international and national associations, and private sector share practical insights and recommendations on operations, research, legal, economic, technological developments and of course policy instruments which in turn allow for adequate preparedness in facing the upcoming challenges.

Save the date ECOMM 2021

ECOMM is a global event, the true meeting place for everyone involved in mobility management and every year attracts between 300 and 400 people to the city which hosts it. Throughout its 22 editions it has been placed in numerous countries and cities and Cascais, due to its pioneering and interest in this matter, was the place chosen to host the 23rd edition.

Dates announced - REAL CORP 2021

26th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society
7-10 SEPTEMBER 2021

City Health International 2021 Conference

Covidopolis: urban health and harm reduction in a time of the 'new normal'
We are pleased to announce that the 11th City Health International Conference will take place 15-16 June 2021 in Warsaw.
The theme for the conference will be ‘Covidopolis: urban health and harm reduction in a time of the new normal’ The world has changed, and we are now in what is often described as a ‘new normal’. The conference programme will focus on what this means, and the lessons learnt during the pandemic, as well as examples of innovative responses to assist communities - in particular vulnerable populations and those at risk.


Smart Cities International Virtual Symposium - Call for papers

The Smart Cities International Virtual Symposium focuses on the latest technology advances and business models for enabling the integrated, sustainable Smart City of today and tomorrow. A series of in-depth presentations and panel discussions will examine the most recent Smart City advances, applications, case studies, and lessons learned to date.
Industry professionals who are interested in delivering a 25-minute presentation or particiating in a discussion panel are encouraged to submit a proposal to info@smartcities-symposium.com. by Friday, November 20, 2020.


World Urban Parks Virtual Congress

World Urban Parks is proud to work with the Municipality of Tirana to host the 2020 Virtual World Congress. Tirana has undergone a transformation in its public spaces, parks, and playgrounds. Mayor Erion Veliaj has been putting the health and wellbeing of kids at the forefront of his agenda since coming in to leadership in 2015.
We hope you can join us this November 20th - 27th at the 2020 Virtual World Congress.


European Parking Association Congress 2021

The 20th EPA European Parking Association Congress and Exhibition will be held on 6-8 October 2021, in Brussels, Belgium.
The theme will be The EU Green Deal and the Future of Parking - Integrated solutions for Dynamic Urban Management. Examining the overall parking and urban mobility situation in Europe, the congress will highlight parking solutions for sustainable mobility, exploring how parking can contribute to the reduction of congestion, pollution and improve accessibility.
The EPA Congress consists of a scientific conference alongside a trade exhibition for the parking and mobility industry. The recent events have attracted over 500 delegates, 50 top-level national and international speakers and 70 exhibitors from 32 countries worldwide.
Registration will open at the beginning of 2021.

UVAR Box - save the date for the first workshop

SAVE THE DATE for the first Workshop of the recently awarded EU project on UVAR digitisation, UVAR Box.
UVAR Box was awarded in the framework of a tender for DG MOVE(link is external). It is a 2-year project started in August 2020 and coordinated by Armis, in a consortium alongside AlbrechtConsult, AustriaTech, MAPtm, MEMEX, POLIS Network, PRISMA Solutions and TRT, with Harrod Booth Consulting, Sadler Consultants and U-Trex as subcontractors.
The project aims to harmonise and enable the digital accessibility of information on Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVARs).


The Post-Crisis City: Live-Streamed Global Conference

How will the world’s cities fare post-COVID 19? Is there a place for optimism – could we, in fact, emerge from this global pandemic with a commitment to creating more sustainable and resilient urban environments?
You are cordially invited to join the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat on 17 November for a live-streamed conference with speakers throughout the world, addressing these very questions.

Take part in the Online Town Twinning Summit!

The International Online Town Twinning Summit (TWINT) is taking place on 12 and 13 November. This great event will bring together local authorities, policymakers, international networks, European associations of local authorities, and many more players to look for new ways to create sustainable cities.


One week left to JPI Urban Europe's Policy Conference 2020

With over 500 registrants from 44 countries it is now the final countdown to JPI Urban Europe's fifth policy conference. Meet change makers and innovators across a variety of sectors and explore the next steps towards a European urban partnership. The conference offers an exhibition space which you are welcome to use if you are interested in promoting your project or initiative. As a pre-read for the conference, you can have a closer look into our consultation reports which summarize the key findings of our spring consultations on the DUT partnership. We look forward to welcoming you at the conference soon!

Housing2030 online workshop “Climate change, environmental and health

You are cordially invited to participate in an online workshop “Climate change, environmental and health impacts on housing affordability” which will take place on 10 November 2020 starting 9:00 AM UK time zone (CET -1). The workshop is organized as part of the initiative “#Housing2030 - Improving Housing Affordability in the UNECE region” .
The workshop is hosted by the City of Glasgow and organized by the Academy of Urbanism at Glasgow School of Arts in cooperation with Housing Europe, the UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management and UN-Habitat.
You may visit the workshop website for more information and to register.


Don’t Forget About the CTBUH 2020 Conference

CTBUH is staging its 2020 Live-Streamed Conference entitled “The Post-Crisis City: Rethinking Sustainable Vertical Urbanism” on 17 November 2020, and has confirmed an extremely prestigious lineup of presenters.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the nature of conferences, at least temporarily, this represents an incredible opportunity to access high-quality content from your home or office desktop. Or, if based in one of the three host cities, join the limited audiences in person! We will discuss how cities can be more responsive and anticipatory, and less reactionary, in the face of other rapid changes and disruptions in the future.

"Internationalisation of metropolitan spaces" webinar

The recent evolution of the international action of local governments contemplates simultaneous phenomena, such as the exponential growth of their international activism, the change of focus in how they insert themselves in the world, no longer only as cooperation actors (donors or beneficiaries) but as actors of the global agenda in all its expressions, and the change in the ways and means of relating with foreign countries. Gradually, internationalisation has gained its space within the institutional, political, and territorial objectives of local administrations, turning into strategic action and finally into public policy.
Based on the Issue paper of the Metropolis Observatory "Internationalisation of metropolitan spaces", Metropolis and "Proyecto AL-LAs" offer a webinar to provide tools to local governments on how to construct a strategic public policy of international action at the metropolitan level.


KeepWarm‘s online International Inspire Event

Keeping our cities sustainably warm: Inspiring the Efficient Renewal of District Heating for the Just Transition
Thursday 12 November, 2020
ONLINE EVENT, 9:00 - 16:00 CET
Join us on Thursday 12 November from 9h - 16h00 CET, as we come together for an inspiring virtual event to wrap up the KeepWarm story.
KeepWarm‘s online International Inspire Event aims to explore the role which district heating (DH) has, especially for DH retrofits (i.e. increasing DH networks’ efficiency and/or decarbonisation through more sustainable energy sources), in relevant strategies at multiple levels of governance. It features high-level speakers representing local to European institutions to discuss DH’s crucial role in contributing to a Just Transition, Green Recovery and climate/energy goals. The ultimate purpose of this e-event is to foster interactive dialogue which helps to scale up implementation through the strategic acceleration of policy and financial frameworks which suitably support DH retrofits.

Mobilising Mobility workshop

Mobilising Mobility: Like two peas in a pod - Digital Twins for urban planning
Cities are on the lookout for innovative clean freight solutions. The rise of an on-demand economy and the “uberisation” of urban logistics together with the mission of becoming climate-neutral paves the way for innovative solutions.
This is where Digital Twins come in: this is a digital replica of a complex real-world urban environment and represents different processes, actors and their interaction(s).
In addition to setting the context and bringing clarity to this complex concept, this webinar will showcase trailblazing initiatives that are evidence of its potential for more sustainable urban mobility planning. The webinar is promoted by LEAD, an H2020 project, that will create Digital Twins of urban logistics networks in six cities to support experimentation and decision-making with on-demand logistics operations in a public-private urban setting.


6th MaaS Summit report now available

The 6th Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Summit was held online on 29 September as part of Urban Mobility Days 2020. The Summit was a joint effort from the MaaS Alliance, the European Commission and the Finnish Ministry Transport and Communications, bringing together experts, policy makers and leaders of industry to create innovative MaaS solutions.

Eurocities annual conference 2020

Reinventing cities – beyond the urban crises
Our very first online Eurocities annual conference and AGM will take place on 4 and 5 November.
It is happening at a time when a new reality is taking shape in cities, in Europe and globally. Cities have been the hardest hit by the pandemic as well as the social and economic consequences. It is also in cities that the urgency of dealing with other major challenges such as climate change stands out very clearly.
In the face of competing crises, what can city leaders do to set a new course? How can we reshape the city to match new needs? In the aftermath of the corona pandemic, the daily functioning of the city as we know it is challenged.



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