Sep 27–29, 2017
Torres Vedras, Portugal
CIVITAS Initiative, Regional Environmental Center
The CIVITAS Forum Conference is the annual assembly of the Forum Network. The event brings together the CIVITAS community from across Europe: hundreds of mobility experts, actors and stakeholders, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities. The 15th CIVITAS Forum Conference will continue the tradition of offering state-of-the-art presentations, interactive workshops and sessions, interesting site visits, not to mention new innovative elements in the programme.
SMALL COMMUNITIES, BIG IDEAS
The city of Torres Vedras, one of Portugal’s leading examples of sustainable urban development, was chosen to host the CIVITAS Forum 2017 because of its active involvement in CIVINET Portugal-Spain and the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee, demonstrating a strong political commitment to sustainable mobility issues and to the CIVITAS Network.
As Torres Vedras is the smallest municipality ever to host a CIVITAS Forum Conference, the fact is reflected in the conference theme. However, the focus is not only on the conference objective of encouraging a transfer of ideas between cities of any size. Using the CIVITAS transferability approach as a basis, the conference will also illustrate how ideas developed by any kind of small community – even a CIVITAS project or an expert group – can help others to tackle existing urban mobility problems.
For more information, please visit the conference website.