Posts Tagged ‘mobility’

From Biking to Solidarity

The proportion of people using bicycle for everyday transport in Budapest has increased beyond all expectations after the political change. Along with this, a number of NGOs came to existence, aiming at improveming conditions for urban cycling, and later, striving for a new paradigm in the use of urban space. In 2011 one cyclist group [...]

By Mariann Majorné Venn, on February 3rd, 2015 at 15:55

Best Of URBACT Blog 2013

The URBACT Blog is a space for several contributors to share experiences on and insights in the diversity of issues they encounter in and around their activities in URBACT. Here is a selection of articles which we particularly enjoyed reading in 2013: Change and social Innovation, Shrinking Cities, Soft Mobility, Urban Struggles, Stakeholder’s involvement. There [...]

By Eddy Adams, on January 21st, 2014 at 19:46

Calling Mobility Mindsets

What is your vision of urban mobility? What is the definition of quality and sustainability with regards to mobility? How do cities define long term mobility strategies that will deliver on climate goals and maintain competitiveness? These are the challenges outlined in the Cities of Tomorrow European Commission report to be tackled by the URBACT [...]

By URBACT, on May 21st, 2012 at 12:20

Eltis – The Urban Mobility Portal gives you the knowledge to deliver new mobility solutions

“Interested in Know How on Urban Transport?” “Change urban transport” “Take action to make it more sustainable” “Find out what you need to really make a difference” “Inspire others – and be inspired by them” “Build your network to help you deliver” “Share your experience to build better urban transport” Just log on to eltis.org [...]

By URBACT, on February 20th, 2012 at 11:01

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

Discussion on EU Transport White Paper

Within the framework of the “Commentvisions” Sustainable Mobility theme (March) a debate was organised in the European Parliament (29th March, 2011) on the “EU white paper: a blueprint for smarter and greener transport”. Emphasising the fundamental tenet of the internal market – free transfer of people and goods – the importance of transport for economic [...]

By URBACT, on March 31st, 2011 at 15:41

What can we do to ensure cities are sustainable now?

Cities are responsible for nearly 80% of carbon dioxide emissions, and in the EU transport accounts for around 25% of those emissions. So it follows that de-carbonising urban mobility is a critical challenge to ensure sustainable cities. Many believe that electro mobility can play an important part in multi-modal strategies to green transport. This is [...]

By URBACT, on January 19th, 2011 at 13:18

Labour mobility between regions : do the United States do better than Europe ?

It is true : American workers move more often to another region than their European counterparts. Is it part of their culture or a consequence of incentive policies or legislations? In Europe, what brings working populations in moving ? Why is a particular region more attractive than another? If you’re interested in better understanding labour [...]

By URBACT, on May 26th, 2009 at 14:48