Ravenna joins POLIS!

POLIS is proud to announce that the Municipality of Ravenna is the latest city to join our membership. 

Home to almost 160,000 inhabitants, Ravenna is the capital city of the Province of Ravenna, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The city is a UNESCO world heritage site, boasting a rich history and culture. Its internationally acclaimed events including Ravenna Festival and Night Mosaic, attracting visitors from across the globe.

Ravenna joins a large, and growing, community of cities and regions which are collaborating to expand sustainable mobility services and establish innovative new transport options. From micromobility to road safety, POLIS members coordinate to share best practices and collectively tackle key challenges and opportunities.

POLIS membership has expanded rapidly in the last several months, and Ravenna joins a wave of new members including Moscow and Vienna.

Ravenna is no stranger to sustainable mobility. The city has long been working towards clean, safe and accessible mobility, partnering with projects including START to reduce freight emissions, CITYPORT, to tackle traffic congestion, and BUMP, enhancing technical and practical skills needed to plan and manage sustainable mobility.

The city is also a leader in sustainable freight. Ravenna Green Port, a three-year project, is developing sustainable solutions at the Port of Ravenna, including green retrofit of existing infrastructures and production of energy from renewable sources, as well as enhancing human resources and skills required to pursue durable and effective mobility at the port.

Tourists by Bike, Teo Vipa

The quality of life in urban areas cannot be separated from a sustainable management of mobility,” declared Roberto Fagnani, Ravenna’s Councillor for Mobility.

“Joining POLIS is a great milestone, placing the city as a subject for the most qualified collaborations.” 

POLIS looks forward to working with Ravenna, sharing the city’s best practices with other members and helping facilitate dialogue between Ravenna and other members.

Learn more about Ravenna here 

Piazza del Popolo_© Giacomo Benchelli