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Issue #43 | 2011 Polis Conference
December 2011

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Editorial

Dear members,

Following the 2011 Annual Polis Conference, we are happy to offer you this issue of InfoPolis, which gives you the opportunity to follow up the experience of the conference. We hope that those of you who have joined us have enjoyed the event and gathered interesting information and contacts

Following our annual general assembly, we would like to congratulate Perugia, our new president for 2012! We look forward a fruitful and efficient cooperation, in particular for the preparation of the 2012 annual conference in this beautiful Italian city.

We are also delighted to welcome BKK (Budapest), which has been elected as Vice President, as well as Pisa, and Stuttgart which have also been elected to the Management Committee of Polis.

We continuously try to improve our services for you, but we need your help and support for this. We would therefore be very grateful if you would fill in the evaluation form for the conference and return us your comments, to allow us to improve future conferences.

Yours sincerely,

Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


QUICK NEWS

Conference impressions on twitter

Both Polis and participants shared their conference impressions, learning and interesting figures on twitter. Read what happened in any session and what participants thought about the conference, even without your own twitter account: see #polis11.

PS: Join Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas in following Polis on twitter!

Your opinion on the 2011 Polis Conference

To further improve, we ask for your feedback of this year's Polis Conference. If you didn't find the evaluation form in your conference bags download it here and return it to Polis via email, fax or mail until 9 December.

Calendar

Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.


Polis Network News

See photos of 2011 Polis Conference

Find photos of the sessions you attended, see the winner of the Eltis award and see what happened in the corridors during the 2011 Polis Conference on 29 and 30 November in Brussels. See photos here.

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2011 Polis Conference: Presentations online

The presentations given at the 2011 Polis Conference on 29 and 30 November are available online. Download the presentations you followed and those you missed: http://www.polisnetwork.eu/presentations

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Survey: the perception of the urban parking problem - deadline 15 February

This survey is a joint project of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR),  POLIS and  the European Parking Association (EPA). The aim of this project is to understand how different stakeholders involved in urban mobility perceive the urban parking problem.

 

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Flow? Destination! Polis EPA Parking Paper available now!

In its 2011 Parking Paper, Polis addresses five challenges cities and parking operators have to cope with when establishing a sustainable urban parking policy. The paper is now available for download.

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Members in action

Best conference paper from North Brabant

Aisha Siahaija from North Brabant won the Eltis Award for her presentation on educating teens and adolescents in road traffic.

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Bilbao celebrates its 10th conference on citizen's and mobility focusing on accesiblity for eldery people

The city of Bilbao promotes transport accesibility for eldery people. Polis presented its activities on the 10th anniversary of Bilbao's conference on that topic.

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European projects

Reducing Transport Noise in Cities: Seminar presentations available

On 23 November, results from the EU funded project CityHush to reduce transport noise in cities took place in Brussels. Presentations on different concepts to reduce noise can be downloaded.

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Low carbon transport to be discussed in Bristol

What's the best way to communicate about low carbon transport? The CATCH project has studied this question, and developed tools to help in communicating about the need to move to a low carbon transport system, as well as how to do so.

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Bologna and Perugia team up for CIVITAS ITS training - Register now!

Bologna (CIVITAS MIMOSA) and CIVITAS VANGUARD will hold a training workshop on advanced telematics for urban transport improvement on 14-15 December in Bologna. Perugia (CIVITAS RENAISSANCE) invites you to an interesting site visit in conjunction with this training.

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Release of the Polis position statement on research/cooperation needs for urban & regional network management and ITS

Following intense consultation of its membership, in particular with the working group on mobility and traffic efficiency, Polis has prepared a position statement which provides an overview of the needs of local authorities (cities and regions) for research, cooperation and knowledge transfer in the area of transport network management and ITS.

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Funding opportunities and partner search

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