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InfoPolis #135
January 2016

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Editorial

Dear members,

The focus has been on smart cities this week in Brussels. Yesterday, the European Comission's DG MOVE invited 200 Smart Cities stakeholders to discuss the take up of smart urban mobility in Europe. To make sure the view of Europe's local and regional governments is considered in this discussion, we briefed stakeholders about our Smart Cities policy paper the day before at Polis' second Urban Mobility Breakfast. Thank you to Île-de-France, whose Brussels liason office hosted the breakfast!

The breakfast was very well attended and key messages well received: smart goes beyond technology, not only major capital cities can be smart and the the smartest city is not brilliant if citizens aren't put at the heart of it. Read more about the event in this InfoPolis.

For the many upcoming workshops and Polis working group meetings we urge you to keep an eye on the Polis website's events calendar. Also our overview of key events helps identifying the most relevant events for you throughout the year.

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For now, I wish you a pleasant read!

Yours sincerely,
Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


QUICK NEWS

Polis is member of FRESHER stakeholder group

Polis' Florinda Boschetti followed the FRESHER project’s invitation and joined the stakeholder meeting on 15 January in Rome. FRESHER detects emerging health scenarios to assess future policy options tackling on-communicable diseases (NCDs). More information.

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Calendar

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Polis Network News

PRESS RELEASE: How mobile is the smart city?

On 28 January, the European Commission's DG MOVE has invited 200 Smart Cities stakeholders to discuss take up of smart urban mobility in Europe. Polis has issued a policy paper emphasising the role of transport in Smart City strategies. During Wednesday's Smart Mobility Breakfast in Brussels, Polis members Île-de-France and Helmond shared their experiences with making transport smarter, to which Axel Volkery of the European Commission’s DG Move responded.

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European projects

Presentations from the "TRACE Take-Up Group" workshops on 21-22 January in Brussels are now available!

The TRACE Take-Up Group has been set up in the framework of the EU project TRACE, expected to increase and optimise the use of tracking for cycling and walking in cities.

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Training: Influencing behaviour through gamification

CIVITAS will hold a training on gamification in Brussels on Thursday 18th February. The training is organised in conjunction with the final conference for the EU-funded STARS, PTP-Cycle and MOBI projects

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News from the institutions

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EC's C-ITS Deployment Platform delivers final report

The EC’s C-ITS Deployment Platform has released its report. After 18 months of intense work involving up to 80 different stakeholders in 10 different working groups, the conclusions and recommendations coming from each of these groups are summarised in the report.

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Funding opportunities and partner search

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Around Europe and beyond

EUSEW 2016 call for contributions now open!

The 2016 EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2016) call for contributions is now officially open. EUSEW's annual Policy Conference brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power.

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Moving Toward Active Transportation: How Policies Can Encourage Walking and Bicycling

Active Living Research has published a brand new ALR product titled Moving Toward Active Transportation: How Policies Can Encourage Walking and Bicycling. The research review summarizes current research on the health benefits and safety of active travel, and examines policies and programs that can help to increase walking and biking rates.

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Outline Agenda available and registration now open: 3rd European Conference on SUMPs, Bremen, 12-13 April 2016

The 3rd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans takes place 12-13 April 2016 in Bremen, Germany and focuses on "Planning the efficient city". An outline Agenda is now available on Eltis.

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ETSC releases video clip on Intelligent Speed Assistance

Speed is a crucial factor causing road deaths and serious injuries. A new film from European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) makes the case for making overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) a standard feature on all new vehicles in Europe.

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