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Issue #63
October 2012

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Dear members,

many of you already reserved their seat and registered to the 2012 Polis Conference! We urge those who haven't done it yet should to register quickly before all seats are taken! Registration is open publicly now.

To help you plan your travel we collected practical information on airports and hotels.

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


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SUMP Award open and funding for campaigning available

The first EU Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) award welcomes applications by cities until 9 November. Funding for campaigning activities is available for applicants unitl 15 October. http://dotherightmix.eu/

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Polis Network News

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EPA-Polis workshop on Parking - 20 September, Helsinki - Presentations new online

Seventy urban transport professionals gathered on the 20th of September in Helsinki to discuss parking policy and practice at the second EPA-Polis parking workshop. The workshop presented best practice in parking planning as well in operations and enforcement.

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Members in action

Amsterdam Smart Cities launches new website

The website will inform residents, visitors and organisations about smart and sustainable projects in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

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The region of Ile-de-France will deliver goods by Seine to reduce ecological footprint

According to an environmental study, the implementation of this innovative approach will relieve the roads of Ile-de-France by 3874 trucks per year.

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European projects

Advanced transport systems project kicks off

A new project demonstrating automated transport systems in urban environment has recently started..

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Contribution of ITS to urban mobility

Joint Polis-Kapsch session organised during ITS World Congress, 24 October 2012, 12-13.30, Kapsch Stand

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POLITE first newsletter informs about the benefits of infomobility

POLITE, a project focusing on policy learning in the field of ICT for public transport, released its first newsletter.

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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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News from the institutions

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Funding opportunities and partner search

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Around Europe and beyond

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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London inaugurates Siemens's new urban development center "the Crystal"

The Crystal centre aims to bring together political decision-makers, infrastructure experts and the general public in order to develop concepts for the future of cities and their infrastructures.

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Company mobility policies: best practices identified

A new study from Belgium reveals how companies can influence their employees' choice of transport to work and looks at the best ways to promote alternative means of commuting.

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Copenhagen's health care system is to save $60M/y with new bike highways

The Danish capital wants to encourage even more people to commute, and over longer distances. The return on investement is two-fold: healtheir citizens and less health costs.

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Join the CIVINET SUMP workshop - 9 October, Brussels

Upon the initiative of CiViNET Francophone and in cooperation with CERTU, the issue SUMPs, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will be discussed at an event on the 9th of Octobre 2012 between 11h and 17h30, upon the ocassion of Open Days.

 

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