21/05/2018 - 25/05/2018 Brussels, Europe

EU Green Week

The week explores ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work.


On Monday 21 May 2018, Polis member Utrecht in cooperation with PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency are hosting the start of the EU Green Week and organised a comprehensive festival programme, that includes a bicycle tour across Utrecht, a debate on the sustainable future of the city, workshops, documentaries and presentations on healthy urban living at Utrecht’s new Knoop Building and ‘Green House’ restaurant. More information here.


The transport session of the EU Green Cities Summit in Brussels focuses on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning, and will be moderated by Polis’ Florinda Boschetti (session 2.4 “Greening the city with sustainable urban mobility planning”, 23 May 09:30-11:00h). Cities are invited to open up on challenges for sustainable mobility and how they try to overcome them. European Commission representatives will present the EU urban mobility policy, focusing on the potential of SUMPs to provide long-lasting solutions that are supported by city residents. The session will include presentations from City of Turda, Romania, winner of the 2017 SUMP Award and City of Malmö, Sweden, on how SUMP can help a city achieve its green objectives and help clear congestion.

Later in the day, Polis’ Thomas Mourey will present the European SUMP Award, which Polis has been organising for the European Commission for seven years now. The 7th SUMP Award will open its call for publication at next week’s SUMP Conference in Cyprus and will focus on ‘multimodality in transport planning’.


The programme also features events organised by partners around Europe, partner events are listed here: https://www.eugreenweek.eu/partner-events. Among them is the 2 hour event “Climate intelligent city (eco)design: the benefits of urban climate services”, organised by the H2020 project Climate-Fit in Brussels on 22 May (12:00-13:45). More information here.