Posts Tagged ‘Climate change’

Accelerating Electric Mobility in Cities

What is the best approach to electric mobility in cities? Some of the answers to this tricky question were presented at the international industry Forum, the Electric Vehicle Symposium 27, in Barcelona last week by the URBACT Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe team. The event brought together engineers, scientists, researchers, inventors, manufacturers as well as [...]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on December 9th, 2013 at 19:25

Are Electric vehicules sales falling flat?

Recent coverage in the UK media has questioned the viability of the electric cars with the observation that there are now more charging points than cars registered in the UK. Given the nascent state of the market, this is a point that is likely to be closely followed. Most research indicates the ‘chicken or egg’ [...]

By URBACT, on February 13th, 2012 at 11:56

Addressing Climate Change at Local Level…

With the opening of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban this last week, it has got me wondering how we can seek to address its issues at a local level. After all, if all politics is local, with the challenge of climate change and global warming that is facing us all, isn’t this [...]

By URBACT, on December 5th, 2011 at 13:22

“Hyper-active” travel in London

Following developments in Paris, Brussels and other EU cities, London introduced a Cycle Hire scheme on the 30th of July 2010. After 10 weeks of operation the system has already welcomed its millionth passenger and while the scale of the operation cannot yet match the Parisian experience (20,600 bikes available) up until now it has [...]

By URBACT, on October 15th, 2010 at 09:49

Belgium prepares for the electric car – already a complement for new URBACT project EVUE?

With a comment which might suggest history is repeating itself, “Electricity is the fuel of the future”, the Belgian Secretary of State for Mobility inaugurated the first charging post for electric cars in the country on the 17th of December, 2009. This first infrastructure access point was installed perhaps not surprisingly in the premises of [...]

By URBACT, on January 6th, 2010 at 11:08

Stockholm, first European Green Capital : a model for other cities ?

The 2009 URBACT Annual Conference was held in Stockholm. Let us take the opportunity to look at this City which is often seen as a green model for other European cities. In 2010 the capital of Sweden will be the first European city to celebrate its status as European Green Capital. The new European Green Capital Award [...]

By URBACT, on November 30th, 2009 at 18:38