6th International Congress of the Bicycle
The sixth edition will address the promotion, design and security in the use of the bicycle in both city and inter-city areas, in daily journeys, sport, tourism and leisure related activities. Other aspects, such as the impacts of the use of the bicycle on the economy, health and environment will be addressed, as well as innovation and the role of new information and communication technologies.
Generalitat de Catalunya
International Transport Forum
Governance of Transport
Transport governance affects decisions regarding everything from local cycle paths to global trade routes. The governance framework both responds to and shapes decision-making and policies addressing inter alia environmental and climate considerations, working conditions, accessibility, and technical solutions, as well as organisational and financial challenges for the sector that are in constant flux. Important factors in this include legislative and regulatory frameworks, attribution and devolution of responsibilities between different levels of authority and across sectors and involvement of stakeholders.
The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum is the premier global transport policy event. Since 2008, the Summit brings together ministers from around the world to share policy perspectives with CEOs, heads of international organisations, thought leaders from civil society and academia, and the media. This vibrant conference addresses strategic and topical issues across all transport modes where participants can engage in the debate through a variety of session formats.
European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM 2017)
Teaming-up for liveable cities
The ECOMM conference is the most important European platform for policy makers, traffic engineers and scientists in the field of mobility. The 1st edition took place in 1997 and since then the conference is yearly organised in a different city in Europe.
The main theme of ECOMM 2017 is ‘Teaming-up for liveable cities’. With this theme the ECOMM 2017 conference wants to explore how a continuous improvement in the quality of life and health in cities can be realised.
By working together (public-private and cross-border), combating climate change, creating integral solutions and customising mobility services. Maastricht Bereikbaar (Accessible Maastricht), the City of Maastricht, the Province of Limburg, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the University of Hasselt and the Breda University of Applied Sciences have teamed-up to create liveable cities.
Jointly addressing mobility challenges!
A large majority of European citizens live in an urban environment, with over 60 % living in urban areas of over 10.000 inhabitants. They live their daily lives in the same space, and for their mobility share the same infrastructure. Urban mobility accounts for 40% of all CO2 emissions of road transport and up to 70% of other pollutants from transport. European cities increasingly face problems caused by transport and traffic. The question of how to enhance mobility while at the same time reducing congestion, accidents and pollution is a challenge to all major cities in Europe.
With a focus on sharing knowledge and encouraging further cooperation in order to jointly address the various mobility challenges, the organisation of ECOMM 2017 has selected 5 crosscutting subjects: CO2 neutral transport, public-private partnership, integral solutions serving multiple goals, cross-border cooperation and user perspectives. In addition to the selected topics for the focus sessions, these 5 subjects will have an important place in the conference programme.
Advancing Behavior Change Science
Victoria Conference Centre
The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)
The Freedom of Cycling
De Vereeniging & Stadsschouwburg
Velo-city conferences bring together those involved in policy, promotion and the provision of cycling facilities and programmes. Engineers, planners, architects, social marketers, academic researchers, environmentalists, business, and industry representatives join forces with government at all levels ranging from municipal politicians, policy makers and educators in knowledge sharing in order to build effective trans-national partnerships to deliver benefits worldwide.
Objectives of the Velo-city series:
- Spread high quality knowledge, good new information about cycling, and transport planning at the international level
- Cities with good cycling policies showcase the benefits they provide to their citizens, businesses and others through the conference generated publicity
- Encourage the recognition of cycling as an efficient, healthy, environmentally-friendly mode of transport, and to promote its greater use
- Integration of cycle planning into transport, land-use planning and other relevant policy sectors where cycling plays an important role
- Seek involvement from all relevant stakeholders
European Cyclists Federation (ECF)
International Conference on Transport & Health 2017
Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) Campus Mar
ICTH is a direct participatory experience. Policy-makers, practitioners and academics from multiple disciplines and professional sectors involved in transport planning and engineering, public health, urban planning, spatial and architectural design, environmental planning, economics and beyond will convene at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) Campus Mar located in Barcelona, Spain, 27-29 June 2017, to share their stories of success and failure; build world-wide collaborative friendships; but most importantly, leave inspired! The theme for ICTH 2017-Barcelona is “Changing Perspectives: Health Impacts of Urban & Transport Related Exposures.”
ICTH is the only conference in a world-wide market fully dedicated to transport systems and health impacts. Interactive Hot Topic Workshops and abstract presentations (oral, pecha kucha and poster) will be led by cross-disciplinary teams to demonstrate “how” non-traditional and innovative thinking can lead to creative problem solving.
TPH Link, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP and ISGlobal
Transport Practitioners' Meeting
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Nottingham Conference Centre
- Sessions covering the latest developments and emerging best practice on a wide variety of topics ranging from technology and innovation to active travel
- Plenary speeches by notable figures in the field, hands-on workshops and unique paper presentations highlighting challenges, solutions and innovations in the transport sector
- Networking drinks reception, annual awards ceremony and dinner in the Old Library at Nottingham Conference Centre
- Two-day discounted rates with full conference access, drinks reception and awards dinner ticket
The conference is aimed at transport planners, engineers, urban transport designers, managers and anyone involved in strategy development and delivery of transport services from the public and private sectors. Younger practitioners are encouraged to attend as TPM offers a great opportunity for enhancing career development.
PTRC Education and Research Services Ltd
Intelligent Transport Systems in Theory and Practice
The mobil.TUM conference will therefore once again serve as an opportunity for international dialogue across disciplines on the latest challenges and achievements in ITS. The conference is organised by the Chair of Traffic Engineering and Control of TUM (Technical University of Munich). It will explore the various aspects of Intelligent Transport Systems, focusing on the latest technologies and solutions and the perspectives for which they allow. The conference will consist of presentations, poster sessions and panel discussions, and is accompanied by a small exhibition.
Chair of Traffic Engineering and Control of TUM (Technical University of Munich)
22nd annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science in MetropolisRuhr
Congress Centre Essen
"Sport Science in a Metropolitan Area", as a superior conference topic, faces the tremendous challenges in a large and multicultural population centre, including the broad range from Inactivity to intense physical stress, the trend of increased Individuality in lifestyle and physical activity, as well as the Inclusion of minorities. Historically, some high-performance sports, such as professional football, have been an important key to strengthen the people’s Identification with our region. These specific challenges will run as a thread through the congress and will be taken up by the plenary talks, oral and poster presentations and symposia.
Our mission as experts in Sport Science, working within MetropolisRuhr, is to explore scientifically some of these challenges and issues. We approach them from an interdisciplinary perspective, including humanities, natural sciences and medicine, and we teach them with a very practical orientation. Research-based learning is a guiding principle in all Bachelor and Master Programs. By that, we ensure the best transfer of knowledge for our students, who will soon be responsible for our future society.
As young investigators are the future key-players in Sport Science research, the ECSS MetropolisRuhr 2017 will specifically attract and very warmly welcome highly motivated early stage researchers from all over the world, provide instructional workshops and satellites and bring them together with top experts in all different fields of Sport Science. We also aim at offering researchers a platform for presenting and discussing their very recent findings with their colleagues, in order to create or stabilize networks, and - overall – to ensure that relevant findings will be beneficial for our society.
the University Alliance Ruhr (UARuhr), namely the Faculty of Sport Science (Ruhr University Bochum), the Institute of Sport and Sport Science (TU Dortmund University) and the Institute of Sport and Movement Science (University Duisburg-Essen)
6th International City Health Conference
Empowerment, Engagement and Partnership: participating to develop healthy cities
"Kollegienhaus", University of Basel
‘Empowerment, Engagement and Partnership: participating to develop healthy cities’ reflects the belief that measures and actions for health promotion and urban development are more effective if the affected populations play an active and co-decisive role in the process of design, development and delivery. Evidence demonstrates that such engagement and participation contributes to sustainable solutions, to a greater identification with urban public space and increased intergenerational communication.
Other benefits from this inclusivity can be seen in reducing inequalities and improving access to resources, both of which contribute to increased individual and community well-being. Measures for this include improved health status, increased life expectancy, a reduction in anti-social behaviours and increased social cohesion.
This approach also lends itself to implementation at neighbourhood, as well as city levels and enables many innovative ideas and practices to ‘road tested’ without wholesale reorganisation and consequent cost to the public purse.
This is an ‘inclusive’ conference, with presenters and participants including NGOs, community projects, advocacy groups, as well as urban and health planners, academics, policy makers and those who deliver services and interventions.
The programme for the conference will be designed by a committee comprising representatives of the local hosts, former hosts and other international experts, who will lend their expertise to mix and match presentations, to create sessions that cut across issues, professions and disciplines and look at problems and possible solutions in a more ‘horizontal’ and integrated way.
University of Basel