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Issue #62
September 2012

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Dear members,

we are pleased to see that many of you already reserved their seat and registered to the 2012 Polis Conference! Those who haven't done it yet should not miss to register before 25 September.

The 2012 Annual Polis Conference takes place on 29-30 November in Perugia, Italy. This year's Annual General Assembly (AGA) will be hold on 28 November in the afternoon.

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Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


QUICK NEWS

Key innovations in transport

Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform asks for proposals of technological key innovations in transport. Identified solutions shall create R&D focus for the next EC framework programme. More.

Video explains why to "do the right mix"

The European Commission's Sustainable Urban Mobility Campaign "Do the right mix" launched a video clip promoting active transport modes.

Latest Tweets

@POLISnetwork RT @metropolis_org: Marcelo Ebrard @m_ebrard, Mexico City Mayor, is elected President of the Global Network on Safer Cities. Read more. @GobiernoDF

@POLISnetwork: The European Commission opened today a contest for innovative public initiatives with 9 prizes of 100,000 EURO: read more.

@POLISnetwork: Stockholm calls for a common definition of clean vehicles in Europe #urbanmobility

Calendar

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Polis Network News

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Members in action

Rotterdam studies the use of electric vehicles

The city of Rotterdam aims to enhance the uptake of electric mobility in the city and runs the "Rotterdam Electric Driving Test". It is the largest study of electric vehicles in the Netherlands and assesses vehicle use and performance, safety issues, noise, environmental impact and users’ experiences.

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Dresden organizes a conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMPs)

The city of Dresden together with the University of Dresden and the German Transport Research Association (DVWG) Saxony will organize on 15 October a conference to discuss local experience across Germany in Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMPs).

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European projects

First ICT-Emissions Exploitation Group meeting in Amsterdam, October 17

The first meeting of ICT-Emissions Exploitation Group will take place on October 17 at the Science Centre NEMO in Amsterdam from 10:30-13:00. The meeting will be part of the Polis Working Group meeting on Mobility & Traffic Efficiency.

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European pilots on electromobility will be presented during the Spanish Green Cars Annual Conference in Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2-3 October 2012

This event aims to present the MOLECULES project and CIP pilots MOBI.Europe, smartCEM and ICT4EVEU to an European audience attending the Spanish Green Car Annual Conference. The four projects are working at the integration of ICT solutions for electromobility in the transport system and the deployment of electric vehicles in a number of pilot sites.

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News from the institutions

European Commission Contest for Innovative Public Initiatives Open

The European Commission plans to award up to nine Prizes for Innovation in Public Administration, each of 100,000 EURO, following a contest.

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First EU Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) award launched

Within the framework of its Sustainable Urban Mobility campaign, the European Commission launched the EU’s first award to encourage the adoption of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) by local and regional authorities. Under the inaugural theme ‘stakeholder and citizen participation’, local and regional authorities can submit their applications for the award of EUR 10 000 on www.dotherightmix.eu.

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EC workshop on 'Optimising the Collection and Provision of Road Data'

The workshop is organised in framework of EU's ITS Action Plan and Directive and will take place in Brussels on 28 September.

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Funding opportunities and partner search

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Around Europe and beyond

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group is recruiting a Director of Transportation in Europe

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group is recruiting for a Director of Transportation in Europe. Download the job description here.

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Velo-city conference 2013 in Vienna: call for speakers is now open

The cycling Velo-city Conference launched today the call for contribution for next year's event which will take in Vienna from 11-14 June 2013.

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Congestion charge in Stockholm proved successful over time

Swedish research affirms that congestion charging in Stockholm led to around 29% less traffic in the zone, compared with levels in 2005.

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Parallel parking improves air quality on urban pavements

Study reveals that pedestrians are exposed to different levels of pollution on the pavements depending on how parked cars at the roadside are arranged.

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Workshop on Climate Change and Urban Planning in Wuppertal, 11-12 October

This workshop will launch a web-based planning, prediction and training tool to support decisions in urban planning, taking into consideration the expected effects of climate change.

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