UITP is organising a Conference on ‘How to get people out of their cars’ on 23 January from 9.00am to 1.30pm at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels. The objective of the conference is to discuss solutions that can get citizens out of their cars to achieve a modal shift.
The Connected Smart Cities Conference 2020 (CSCC) is the annual community event organised by Open & Agile Smart Cities. CSCC brings together city representatives, companies, research, and policy-makers to discuss the state of smart cities & communities and how to make smart cities open, interoperable and more sustainable.
In Graz (AT) transformieren wir Parkflächen, die meist von Autos verstellt sind, in öffentlichen Raum auf legale Weise zurück, ganz ohne sich im Vorhinein eine Bewilligung der Stadt einholen zu müssen. Dafür haben wir den „Raumwandler“ oder auch „Space Transformer“ gebaut. Dabei handelt es sich um ein adaptiertes Lastenrad, welches die Fläche eines halben Autoparkplatzes einnimmt. Zwei „Raumwandler“ ergeben somit den Raum eines ganzen Parkplatzes.
Lösungskonzepte für eine nachhaltige Mobilität in Städten und ländlichen Räumen
Der Verkehrssektor ist derzeit geprägt von erheblichen Veränderungsprozessen zur Erreichung einer nachhaltigen sozial- und stadtverträglichen Mobilität. Zur Anpassung der Rahmenbedingungen für neue Mobilitätsformen und ein bedarfsgerechtes Angebot müssen auch die Kommunen als zentrale Akteure bestehende Steuerungsmöglichkeiten nutzen, die auf die jeweiligen Verhältnisse angepasst sind.
Organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, and the City of Porto, the "CITIES Forum 2020 – "together we shape a sustainable urban future" is a two-day major event of the European Commission bringing together key stakeholders from European, national and local levels. The Forum is a place for all stakeholders to capitalise on common achievements and reflect on the future directions of urban development within Cohesion Policy including the future of the Urban Agenda for the EU.
The City of Joensuu hosts 8th international Winter Cycling Congress in Joensuu, Finland 5 – 7 of February 2020. The WCC gathers advocates and specialists of cycling together for an international event to develop winter cycling conditions reinforce the role of winter cycling as an everyday form of physical activity and to share the best practices around the world. The programme has often comprised lectures, workshops and cycling trips around the city, among other things. The event is organised by the international Winter Cycling Federation.
Over the last 60 years the city planning was car focused. The human city space has become a room full of combustion-energy machines. In this transition, children were left behind; like everything else that interfered with the free flow of motorised traffic, they were cleared out of the way. Instead, special reservations for children were built. We call them playgrounds! Because playing and lingering in their living environment was no longer possible. The street had become a hostile space, full of fear and danger, and it still is today.
In Graz (AT) we are transforming parking space legally and without permission into public space again. We built the “Raumwandler” or “Space Transformer” to do so. Simply put, the “Raumwandler” is an adapted cargo bike in the size of half a parking lot. So, two “Raumwandler” put together, take up the space of a whole parking lot and because it is an ‘ordinary’ bicycle, we could park them legally on every public parking lot in the city, for free. You want to learn how?
This webinar will be held in Italian. It's the daughter webinar to "Place-making: how a construction site in public space can become a learning and meeting point", scheduled on January 16, 12:00 pm.
Join us: https://zoom.us/j/515036679
In this webinar we will lay out our general approach to place-making actions in Meran/o, Italy. We usually develop our projects in 3 steps: analysis and exploration of the neighbourhood, definition of strategies to be applied, elaboration of a project together with stakeholders and children. The main focus is on the participation of children.