Sharing Cities will organise a workshop on urban mobility on 24-25 October in Milan. The event will gather representatives from the Sharing Cities programme and representatives of cities which would like to learn more about the mobility strategy developed in Milan and replicable smart city solutions.
The first day will focus on the global mobility strategy of the city, including the bike and car sharing systems organised around the local “mobility islands” scattered around the city. On the second day, representatives of Milan’s mobility agency will explain how the congestion charge of the city has been put in place and currently works. The event will be organised around collaborative and interactive sessions.
For this workshop, Sharing Cities has carried out a selection procedure, inviting all of their interested scale-up cities (101 cities registered in the Sharing Cities database) and offered places for five scale-up cities to attend the workshop. The five selected cities had till beginning of October to apply and were interviewed to explain their replication objectives on mobility. This process was set up to make sure that viable candidates for replication would be selected. Only two out of the five cities will be reimbursed (one European scale-up and one Polish national scale-up). Winners have already been announced and the following cities have been accepted to attend the event: The Hague, Amaroussion, Bristol, Bydgoszcz, Kharkiv and Uberlandia.
In parallel, the eight other lighthouse projects (Triangulum, Smarter Together, REPLICATE, RUGGEDISED, REMOURBAN, GrowSmarter, SmartEnCity, and mySMARTlife) have been informed about this event and they can send one city representative per project to attend this event (at their own costs). In case there is a strong interest to attend this event from more than one city per project, Sharing Cities is opening this opportunity up to maximum 2 city representatives from two different cities. The cities attending the event need to demonstrate strong replication and synergy potential with Sharing Cities and commit to working together in the long term.
The fellow cities of Sharing Cities (Bordeaux, Burgas and Warsaw) and scale-up cities will have the first opportunity to meet the Milan mobility team. They will also work together with the fellow cities and get insights into how replication is planned there.
Furthermore, Milan, a partner of the Sharing Cities programme, has its own national scale-up target, so Italian cities have a separate selection procedure whereby they can apply to replicate what Milan is doing. The Italian scale-up cities selection procedure ended on 16 October and 5 cities have been accepted to attend this event.
All cities attending the event are invited to join the knowledge platform and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (at the bottom of the same page).
The objective of this event is to create a deeper understanding about what Milan is working on in the mobility area within Sharing Cities and what, more precisely, other cities can replicate. In addition, it gives the opportunity and space for cities to exchange amongst each other the challenges they have and find better solutions to their problems when planning to do something similar (e.g. e-car sharing). This approach should maximise replication, and reduce risks through knowledge-sharing and concrete work together.
Please find an agenda hereunder:
EUROCITIES, Bernadett Köteles-Degrendele (Bernadett.email@example.com)
Milan, Susanna Molteni (Susanna.Molteni@comune.milano.it)
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895
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