CIVITAS: Sustainable urban mobility — Torres Vedras, Portugal — September 27-29 2017

This year’s CIVITAS FORUM Conference will take place on September 27-29, 2017 in Torres Vedras, Portugal.

The annual event brings together the CIVITAS community from across Europe: hundreds of mobility experts, actors and stakeholders, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities.

The 15th edition of the CIVITAS Forum Conference will continue the tradition of offering state-of-the-art presentations, interactive workshops and sessions, interesting site visits, not to mention new innovative elements in the program.

The city of Torres Vedras, one of Portugal’s leading examples in sustainable urban development, was chosen to host the CIVITAS Forum 2017 because of its active involvement in CIVINET Portugal-Spain and the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee, demonstrating a strong political commitment to sustainable mobility issues and to the CIVITAS Network.

As Torres Vedras is the smallest municipality ever to host a CIVITAS Forum Conference we found it great to focus on this in the theme. However, the theme not only refers to the conference objective of encouraging a transfer of ideas between cities of any size. Using the CIVITAS transferability approach as a basis the conference theme also indicates that ideas developed by any kind of small community – and this could be a CIVITAS project, an expert group, etc. – should also help others to tackle existing urban mobility problems.

Photo credit: Lusitana via Wikipedia.

See event website.

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