Cities have significant hurdles on the road to sustainable mobility, but they also hold the key to taking action. More than 70% of Europeans live in cities, and urban regions account for around 23% of EU greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.
At the same time, European cities are home to some of the most daring and creative passenger and freight transit options. This year’s Urban Mobility Days will address these critical issues.
The city of Brno will host the Urban Mobility Days 2022 event from September 20 to 22. This biennial conference, co-organized by the European Commission and the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2022, is a prominent event on the calendar of urban mobility. Participants will have the chance to meet in person, whereas at the same time there will be a virtual option available.
“It is a great opportunity for Brno which was involved twice in CIVITAS projects to host Urban Mobility Days 2022 during the Czech presidency of the Council of the European Union. We are looking forward to welcoming participants in Brno and sharing successes, experiences, and know-how in the field of sustainable urban mobility with the representatives of cities, European politicians, and mobility experts,” said Markéta Vaňková, Mayor of Brno.
This edition’s theme is ‘Moving people and goods more sustainably and, across three days, participants will traverse the length and breadth of sustainable urban mobility, examining the latest challenges and solutions.
Urban Mobility Days is a one-of-a-kind gathering for policymakers, local governments, academics, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), urban transport practitioners, and urban planners to network and explore the path forward for Europe’s urban mobility.
Because 2022 is the European Year of Youth, Urban Mobility Days focuses on young voices and perspectives in order to engage Europe’s youth on the route to climate resilience.
Plenary sessions will address issues such as “active modes and public transportation first: the core of EU urban mobility and the way forward to minimize oil dependency” and “funding and financing climate-neutral and energy-efficient urban mobility.” The program also covers smart urban mobility, zero-emission urban logistics, and the power of behavioral change.
To link the European Commission’s urban mobility initiatives, this year’s conference coincides with EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, which takes place from 16-22 September every year in over 3000 towns and cities in 50 countries worldwide.
To register, visit here: www.eumd.org