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InfoPolis #147
July 2016

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Editorial

Dear Members,

Before embarking on a short InfoPolis summer break, we’d like to highlight some after holiday events to look forward to. On behalf of CIVITAS CAPITAL, Polis will organise a workshop on Air Quality and Clean Vehicles Procurement in European Cities. The workshop is scheduled for 12 and 13 of September in Paris. Within the framework of our newly established Polis Parking Working Group, EPA and Polis organise a workshop as part of a cluster of parking events in Krakow on 15 and 16 September 2016. Also make sure not to miss out on the next meeting of the Polis working group on Bike Sharing Schemes, taking place on 12-13 October 2016 and kindly hosted by the city of Paris. Registrations for these meetings are open now and further details are included in this newsletter.

We are proud of our member Nijmegen, which has just won the right to call itself Green Capital of Europe in 2018! Polis city Bristol also had a memorable year as European Green Capital in 2015, and they have recently published the Citywide Review of that year, which you can find at https://www.bristol2015.co.uk/citywide-review. These are important recognitions of our members’ efforts in being Europe’s forerunners in the field of sustainability and innovation!

Further opportunities to get involved in innovation activities present themselves in the upcoming Horizon 2020 calls, so make sure to keep an eye on the partner searches we’ll be circulating and keep us informed on your particular areas of interest!

Please login to the Polis website as a member to access all information addressed to Polis members only (green headlines). If you do not remember your login details, don’t hesitate to contact us.

In the meantime, don’t forget to take some well-deserved time off and enjoy the holiday period!

Kind regards,

Karen Vancluysen

Polis Secretary General


QUICK NEWS

New London Mayor unveils air quality plans

More information here.

CIVITAS Quarterly newsletter now available!

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CIVITAS Awards 2016. Last chance to apply!

More information here.

Calendar

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Polis Network News

Polis joins NUvit "Networking for Urban Vitality" initiative launched by Rijkswaterstaat

The conference Networking for Urban Vitality (NUVit) which was held in Amsterdam on 23 June 2016 kick-started a long-term international cooperation and knowledge exchange on multimodal infrastructure and urban development.

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WHO launched stakeholder consultation on "Environment and Health for European Cities in the 21st century: making a difference"

Polis was invited by the WHO Regional Office for Europe to participate in a meeting on “Environment and Health for European Cities in the 21st century: making a difference” in Bonn, Germany on 27-28 June 2016 as part of the preparatory process for the 6th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health to be held in 2017.

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Register now for the EPA-Polis parking events: 15-16 September – Krakow

EPA and Polis organise their annual workshop as part of a cluster of parking events in Cracow on 15 and 16 September 2016. the Push&Pull project organises one of its training sessions, and the first International parking congress in Poland will take place too. Registrations are now open.

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Members in action

Madrid is the first city joining the worldwide Hackathon! Happening this July and August 2016!

Madrid, through EMT Madrid and MobilityLabs, is the first city joining the Global Y4PT Hackathon, willing to give hundreds of people the opportunity to reach bigger audiences with their ideas, offer a platform for exchange, a place and time where their skills can be finally be shown to the world of urban mobility.

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Nijmegen wins Green Capital Award 2018

Nijmegen has won the right to call itself Green Capital of Europe in 2018. This was announced today at the finals for the European Green Capital Award in Ljubljana. Nijmegen outshone her competitors ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Umea.

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European projects

TRACE newsletter N2 updates on the project’s recent achievements

In this second issue you will learn more about the start of the work on developing the TRACE tools, and the first TRACE Take-Up Group meeting.

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CIVITAS CAPITAL Workshop on Air Quality and Clean Vehicles Procurement in European Cities

This workshop is organised as part of the CIVITAS thematic group on Clean Vehicles and Fuels. The aim of the group is to promote the exchange on key policies and measures in this area.

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FLOW Portfolio of Measures on the role of walking and cycling in reducing congestion

The Portfolio of Measures describes the actual effects of different types of measures on congestion by presenting case studies and drawing conclusions out of them.

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CIVITAS Insights on electric mobility legislation and ITS published

The 13th and 14th editions of the CIVITAS Insights series have just been published, giving a detailed look at e-mobility legislation and real-time information for public transport.

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News from the institutions

European Day Without A Road Death: The EDWARD project. Submit your Road Safety Days during Mobility Week from 16 to 22 September

Join “EDWARD - the European Day Without A Road Death" campaign on 21 September 2016, and organise your Road Safety Days throughout the European Mobility Week, from 16 to 22 September.

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The European Union C-ITS Initiative: consultation open until 16 September

This public consultation aims at collecting the opinions of stakeholders and interested parties, including EU citizens and private and public organisations, with regard to possible actions at EU level to support the accelerated and interoperable deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) in the EU.

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Funding opportunities and partner search

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Around Europe and beyond

Registration to the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development is open

The HABITAT III Conference will take place on 17-20 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador.

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Urban design can promote walking

People who live in the most ‘activity-friendly’ neighbourhoods in the world do up to 1.5 hours more physical activity a week than those in the least supportive neighbourhoods.

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