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InfoPolis
Issue #89
November 2013

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Editorial

Dear members,

Less than one week to this year's highlight of Polis network activities: The 2013 Annual Polis Conference! Three days full of possibilities for learning, networking and exchanging ideas are ahead of us. Make sure to visit the conference web page for your best overview of all the activities, site visits and accompanying events around the conference!

Among the highlights will be the launch of 'Thinking Cities' on 3 December at 18.00h: 'Thinking Cities is a joint magazine by Polis and H3B Media. For cities and regions this is an exciting opportunity to help stakeholders understand the central role local and regional authorities play in achieving transport innovation. We invite all our members to share your thoughts and join the launch cocktail!

If you haven't done so yet it is now last minute to register for the AGA and the 2013 Polis Conference!

To see all events and to read the full InfoPolis articles, do not forget to log in to the members area at www.polisnetwork.eu! When you are logged in as a member, you will have access to a considerably enhanced database of documents, events and news compared to the public website.

Contact us if you do not know your login details!

Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


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Polis Network News

Gothenburg mayor invites Chinese cities to look into congestion tax at EU-China urbanisation forum

Mrs. Lena Malm, lord mayor of Gothenburg, was on of the key speakers at the EU-China urbanisation forum and its sub-forum on urban mobility that took place in Beijing on the 21st of November. The events were milestones in a dialogue to bring EU and Chinese cities closer together. The EU launches a series of activities to make this happen.

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Invitation to Opening Cocktail and Launch of 'Thinking Cities'

The opening cocktail of 2013 Annual Polis Conference, in partnership with MasterCard, will take place in Brussels on 3rd December at 18h. This event will also mark the launch of "Thinking Cities" magazine, a joint initiative between Polis and H3B Media, publishers of Thinking Highways magazine.

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Members in action

Let your city ride the cycle cha(lle)nge!

The City of Bologna and SRM - the Agency for mobility and local public transport - invite European Cities and urban cyclists to the third edition of the friendly competition "European Cycling Challenge 2014 - ECC2014".

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European projects

Understanding Active Travel promotion: PASTA project kick-off meeting

New FP7 research project "PASTA-Physical Activity Through Sustainable Transport Approaches" kicked-off on 20-21 November in Vienna. PASTA focuses on the promotion and factors enabling active travel (i.e. walking and cycling including the combination with public transport use) in urban environments as an innovative approach to integrate physical activity into individuals’ everyday lives.

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News from the institutions

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