Between 30 September and 2 October, the Urban Mobility Days 2020 took place as a fully digital event. About 1,400 policymakers, local authorities, academics, NGOs, urban transport practitioners, urban planners and urban mobility practitioners digitally came together to focus on solutions to make mobility in cities and towns more sustainable.
On Friday 2 October, the four projects Cities-4-People, Sunrise, Metamorphosis, Looper, participated with a dedicated session: “Towards sustainable mobility – one neighbourhood at a time”. The coordinators of the projects were present as main speakers: Karl Reiter (Metamorphosis), Isabel Froes (Cities-4-People), Kristin Tovaas (Sunrise), Imre Keseru (Looper). The session was moderated by Meia Wippoo, lead of the Waag’s Co-creation lab and partner in the Cities-4-People project. The discussion focused on co-creation projects at the neighborhood level, designed to raise awareness about urban mobility challenges and the promotion of sustainable and healthy mobility choices. During the session, the four coordinators presented the objectives and progress of their projects working towards better mobility solutions with people in their neighbourhoods. At the end, the neighbourhood projects presented for the first time their 10 Big Messages for co-creation in mobility and at the neighbourhood level. This set of Big Messages includes the main lessons learnt and recommendations that the 4 projects share and derived from their experiences.
You can view the recording of the session “Towards sustainable mobility – one neighbourhood at a time”here.
On Thursday 1 October, our partners from Oxford participated in the session “Citizens Engagement for sustainable mobility” along with representatives from the other neighbourhood projects. The main speakers were Karl Reiter, Katie Parnell, Sami Sahala, Michael Karampasis and the moderator was Andrea Arcelli from INEA. The session focused on the benefits brought to urban mobility by active involvement processes. Specifically, the discussion revolved around the importance of diverse participation tools and a dedicated strategies that are needed to involve many citizens and reach out to a wide spectrum of participants. The speakers presented case studies from their cities
You can view the recording of the session “Citizens Engagement for sustainable mobility” here.
If you are interested in knowing more, register to the online Joint Neighbourhood Conference taking place on 20 October 2020 and participate in exciting discussions on how co-creation at the neighbourhood level can help reshape urban development across Europe!
All conference sessions of the Urban Mobility Days 2020 are available to view online on the Eltis Mobility Portal YouTube channel
Presentations from the full conference programme are available to download here.