From 30 September to 3 October 2013, ISIS took part in the CIVITAS Forum 2013 in Brest (France). ISIS has been working in CIVITAS since its very inception in 2002 with the goal of stimulating cities across Europe to implement policies and measures for a more sustainable urban mobility. During the Forum, ISIS Managing Director Mario Gualdi moderated the International Session on “Sustainable urban mobility: visions beyond Europe”.
Come to its 11th edition, the Forum is the annual milestone event of CIVITAS, bringing together CIVITAS network cities with their politicians, practitioners, technical experts, and other supporting stakeholders working toward a cleaner and better urban mobility. ISIS international session on sustainable mobility demonstrated that CIVITAS is now mature for concrete cooperation with cities outside Europe, in the Mediterranean region and beyond.
The session stimulated an interesting debate between European and non-European parties, showing that CIVITAS is ready to transfer its good practices, as well as eager to learn from other global actors, models and approaches. In particular, a closer understanding of non-EU practices could make the European sustainable mobility model more competitive and could overcome traditional barriers.
After the conference a new CIVITAS project was launched, CIVITAS Capital, in which ISIS acts primarily as the handler of the Italian CIVINET. Please refer to the CIVINET website for more information.
All presentations for the conference are available here.