Annual POLIS Conference 2023 – Presentations

The POLIS Conference 2023 took place on 29 and 30 November in Leuven, Belgium.


Below you will find all the presentations from the event.


1A. Active mobility for all

1B. Green roads ahead: Sustainable approaches to traffic management

1C. Powering the Just Transition

1D. Safety, speeds and schools

1E. Democratising e-mobility

1F. Fixing the last mile

1G. Gender equal mobility: Are we asking the right questions?

  • Does MaaS address the challenges of multi-modal families? User perspectives from Brussels, Belgium, Erin Cooper, KU Leuven
  • STEP UP: How to improve women’s perception of safety while walking through GIS and app-data, Lily Scarponi, Fondazione Transform Transport ETS
  • Methodological guide and self-assessment tool to integrate a gender perspective in urban mobility plans, Sara Ortiz Escalante, COL·LECTIU PUNT6, SCCL
  • Identifying the biases and gender data gaps in mobility services, Lina Mosshammer, Punkt vor Strich

Full session presentations here


1H. Let’s co-create!

Opening Plenary Session: It’s the economy, stupid!

  • Philippe Crist, International Expert Mobility Innovation & Foresight, Thinktavist: SlidesSpeech

2A. Mobility for proximity

2B. Decoding digital multimodal mobility platforms

2C. Putting cars on the (parking) spot

Get to know PARKPAD: The parking audit tool for Small and Medium Sized cities


2D. Leveraging data to advance safety

2E. Governing innovation, innovating governance

2F. Local to global: Integrating urban nodes into the TEN-T network

2G. Next generation SUMPs

  • Planning better for uncertainty in SUMP using different forms of scenarios, Tom Rye, Molde University College
  • Planning sustainable urban mobility transitions at the metropolitan scale, Juliana Carvalho & Jorge Pinho de Sousa, FEUP – University of Porto | INESC TEC
  • A multi-level governance tool to shape the future’s mobility: The Sustainable Regional Mobility Plan for the functional urban area of the Stuttgart region, Nadine Müller, Verband Region Stuttgart
  • The third generation of Slovenia’s national support programme for SUMP and how it is already improving SUMPs, Aljaž Plevnik, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia
  • From fragmentation to integration: The role of transition super labs in accelerating the transformation of regions towards climate neutrality, Morgane Juliat, Rupprecht Consult & Thomas Meister, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • EIB’s SUMP capacity building programme, Paul Riley, EIB – JASPERS

Full session presentations here


2H. Hopping to hubs

3A. Active modes fully activated

3B. Setting the rules of the game: Making cities AV-ready

3C. UVARs: Regulating access, improving the vehicle fleet?

3D. Making micromobility safer

3E. Multimodal and zero-emissions: Thinking out of the car-box

3F. Regional mobility: Collaborate to innovate

  • Employers’ approaches to sustainable mobility management in the Ljubljana urban region, Klemen Gostič, Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region
  • The 2040 Ile-de-France Region Environmental Master Plan (SDRIF-E), Françoise Guaspare & Justin Le Bihan, Ile-de-France Europe
  • The Cycle Superhighway collaboration – A unique regional cycle collaboration, Signe Helledi, Cycle Superhighways Capital Region, Denmark

Full session presentations here


3G. Digitising mobility in the US and Europe – Panel discussion


3H. It’s never too late to change

4A. Mastering micromobility

4B. Digging into mobility data

4C. Mobility as a right, public transport as a service – In cooperation with UPPER

4D. When urban planning meets logistics: Pathways to SULPs

4E. Embracing the SCALE: Accelerating the growth of e-mobility

Panel discussion:

  • Transforming urban EV charging Infrastructure: How UZE is empowering sustainable cities, David Coertjens, UZE
  • Mapping out the future of charging, Gijs van der Poel, Urbanista Analytics
  • Flex and the city: Why EV smart charging is a great match for consumers and the city’s energy network, Jaap Burger, Regulatory Assistance Project
  • Flexible and smart charging, Mette Hoé, Rambøll
  • Smart e-mobility in cities, Stefaan De Ganck, TotalEnergies Charging Solutions Belgium

4F. Mission impossible? Towards climate-neutrality by 2030

  • Leuven’s first Climate City Contract – the road towards a climate neutral city, Jessie Van Couwenberghe, City of Leuven & Katrien Rycken, Leuven 2030 vzw
  • Aligning transport decarbonisation across policy levels, Henrik Gudmundsson, Concito
  • The perspective of climate-friendly urban development and mobility: A comparison of 10 European cities, Martina Hertel, Difu
  • Patterns CO2: Data to measure modal shift and carbon footprint over a territory, Sylvain Hippolyte, Hove
  • Exploring new ways of stakeholder involvement and commitments to sustainable mobility. Focus on the urban mobility commitments in the Leuven Climate City Contract, Hans Tindemans, Sweco Belgium & Tim Asperges, City of Leuven

Full session presentations here

4G. Stimulating sharing, and also in suburbia

4H. Smart & Just

  • Deployment of New Mobility Services whilst boosting just transition to leave no one behind, Edwin Mermans, Province of Noord-Brabant
  • Can politicians make a difference in large scale deployment of new mobility services?, Arno Bonte, City of Helmond
  • Involving citizens in transformation to smart, sustainable urban mobility: Easier said than done, Delphine Grandsart, European Passengers’ Federation
  • How to enable public transport to compete with the convenience of cars, Dami Adebayo, The Routing Company
  • Start and scale-ups as catalysts in deployment of new mobility services, Janneke Brouwer, Mobility Lab & New Mobility Services community
  • Mainstream shared mobility complementary to public transport, walking and cycling to make cities better, Tjalle Groen, Mpact
  • NXTMobility: Co-creating the building blocks for smart and integrated mobility, Stijn Vernaillen & Emilie Couwenberg, City of Antwerp
  • Driverless technology boosting the uptake of new mobility services, Guido di Pasquale, PAVE Europe
  • CityFlows – Toolbox, Yanick Van Hoeymissen, Imec
  • Unlock full scale-up potential in a maturing mobility market, Niki Sie, Tekkoo
  • Data 4 Oeiras: From Building to the Municipal Level, an Accessibility Index, Nuno Alpalhão, NOVA IMS – Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Practical tools to make cities and neighbourhoods more accessible and inclusive, Luana Bidasca, EIT Urban Mobility
  • CIVITAS and deployment of smart, sustainable, connected, shared urban mobility involving all stakeholders, Octavia Stepan, CINEA

Full session presentations here


Closing Plenary Session: Winning elections with sustainable mobility