The CIVITAS Forum 2019 was held in Graz, Austria, from 2-4 October 2019. The 17th edition of Europe's top sustainable urban mobility event gathered the leading figures in the field from across the continent and beyond.
This varied group of city representatives, practitioners, policymakers and academics debated and analysed the most pressing mobility topics and witnessed the pioneering solutions bringing cleaner, better transport to Europe.
The Forum went 'back to the future' and looked at the interplay between new technology and classic mobility solutions in the present day. With cities turning to people-centric planning and reclaiming public space, the importance of two legs and wheels is being rediscovered.
The BSR electric project represented the project objectives to this wide international audience, where the team took the opportunity to network with industry experts. Not only were the participants interested in our project activities, they also shared their experiences in their own cities. This allowed to further understand and acquire stakeholders.
Alongside this, thematic sessions focused on the most urgent mobility topics – many of them addressed by ongoing CIVITAS projects – and provided participants with fora to discover outstanding work from within and beyond the CIVITAS Initiative.
Take-up and transfer sessions made their return. One of the Forum's most interactive elements, they enabled participants to get hands-on with cutting-edge urban mobility tools and see methods in action.
Prof. Dr. (mult.) Dr. h.c. (mult.) Walter Leal
Nicolas Restrepo Lopez
Research and Transfer Centre „Sustainability and Climate Change Management“
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
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