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CIVITAS Summer Course: Sustainable Mobility for a Better Life


The CIVITAS Thematic Group on Mobility Management is inviting to participate in the CIVITAS Summer Course – an interactive training event in which participants will learn from renowned experts and a selection of CIVITAS cities how sustainable mobility can lead to happy, and healthy citizens in a healthy city.

The positive effects of sustainable mobility policies go well beyond environmental and monetary benefits. At the very centre of a sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP) is the idea of quality of life. This includes the level of happiness experienced by citizens, their sense of community and connectedness to other people, their physical health and their mental well-being. Sustainable mobility can make a large contribution to a happy city with healthy citizens. It also helps to create vibrant public spaces where people can meet and local economy can thrive.

From 7 to 10 June, 2016 the Summer Course in Malaga (Spain) will be 3.5 days of interactive training sessions, inspiring speeches and practical assignments on the central topic of ‘sustainable mobility for a better life’. We will discuss how active modes, public transport and a good parking policy contribute to a city’s local economy and to the health and well-being of its citizens.

The following speakers/trainers have confirmed their participation:

  • OECD
  • UN-Habitat | Udo MBECHE-SMITH
  • TML – Transport & Mobility Leuven | Thomas BLONDIAU
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam | Giuliano MINGARDO
  • Guido VAGANEE, the 'Mayor of happiness' of the municipality of Bonheiden, Belgium
  • and the CIVITAS cities of Nantes, Gdynia and Tel-Aviv.

All practical details, registration and the draft programme are available at the official web-page of CIVITAS.

You still have some days to register. Registration is closing on 10 May 2016! Take the chance to participate in this great event!