Bulletin Board

Towards the Child Friendly City

  • Posted on: 17 July 2019
  • By: Marta Palacios
Bristol, United Kingdom
Wed 27.11.2019 to Fri 29.11.2019

As children take centre stage in the movement for sustainable living, this event will be an opportunity for the built environment sectors to show how they are responding. There will be an inspiring programme of speakers, workshops and field trips, each engaging with the most current issues for children's rights in towns and cities.

Let the Kids Play in the Streets

  • Posted on: 5 July 2019
  • By: Sabine Oberrauter

A high amount of street space is dedicated to motorised traffic, making it inaccessible to children. Currently, for children to be allowed to use a parking space for playing, it would be necessary to do that in a parked car!

Many urban spaces are planned for the convenience of large cars forcing cyclists and pedestrians to squeeze together on the edges of road. It makes no sense to most people, except for the one holding the power of overkill.

Placemaking Week Europe Valencia 2019

  • Posted on: 5 July 2019
  • By: Sabine Oberrauter
La Marina de València
Wed 12.06.2019 to Sat 15.06.2019

The Placemaking Week is the biggest festival celebrating the impact of placemaking on the urban fabric. This year the Placemaking Week revolved around five main topics: Placemaking for Innovation, Creative Bureaucracy, Open-source sharing from placemaking practice, Future-proof cities through placemaking and Waterfront cities.

Metamorphosis: Cities for Children. Stakeholders roundtable

  • Posted on: 5 June 2019
  • By: Marta Palacios
Brussels, Belgium
Wed 19.06.2019

ECF (European Cyclists´ Federation)  hosts a Metamorphosis stakeholders roundtable on June 19th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm focusing on how cities can become more children friendly in their urban spaces city planning. 

Metamorphosis works toward a “New Normal” where the enormous space reserve in our cities that is currently mainly occupied by machines can be accessed and used in healthier and more human-centred waysr people who live there and nearby.

2019 Polis Conference

  • Posted on: 13 May 2019
  • By: Marta Palacios
Brussels, Belgium
Wed 27.11.2019 to Thu 28.11.2019

Innovation in Transport for Sustainable Cities and Regions

The 2019 Polis Conference takes place on 27 and 28 November 2019 at The Egg in Brussels.

The annual Polis Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience, and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of local and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions. 

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9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

  • Posted on: 26 March 2019
  • By: Marta Palacios
Mannheim, Germany
Wed 30.09.2020 to Fri 02.10.2020

Hosted by the City of Manheim, and ICLEI, the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns will open its doors for the 9th time from 30 September - 2 October 2020 in Mannheim, Germany.

The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban transformation and lead the way in guiding Europe towards a secure and sustainable future.

Fifth Biennial of Public Space

  • Posted on: 21 March 2019
  • By: Marta Palacios
Rome, Italy
Thu 30.05.2019 to Sat 01.06.2019

The Biennale Public Space is a biennial event for the exchange and dissemination of research activities and actions carried out on the issues of urban public spaces. 

The Biennale 2019, like its predecessors, is not an isolated event but is a path that sees the implementation of various initiatives that will take place between February and May in the country and internationally under a "journey through common best practice ". The themes of the initiatives are public green, sustainable mobility and public art.

Webinar Monitoring and Evaluation of urban mobility measures - Monday the 2nd of December, 1 pm (CET)

  • Posted on: 20 March 2019
  • By: admin
Mon 02.12.2019

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an integrated part of SUMPs and plays a crucial role to prove the success of urban mobility measures. This webinar gives an easy entrance into M&E and provides you with recommendations to design a M&E approach that is feasible for urban planners. The subject is based on experiences made in the EU-funded project METAMORPHOSIS.

This webinar gives answers to the following questions:

1. What is M&E, when and why do we need it?

2. What is Impact Evaluation as opposed to Process Evaluation?

Webinar How to build SUMP for more child-friendly and liveable cities - May 13th at 11:00 (CET)

  • Posted on: 20 March 2019
  • By: admin
Mon 13.05.2019

During urban planning phases, children's wishes and views are often forgotten. With the three-year long (2018-2020) METAMORPHOSIS project, seven cities want to pursue the goal of child-friendly neighbourhoods and let children arise their voice for neighbourhood planning.