REALLOCATE transforms streets into inclusive, green, safe and future-proof urban spaces, where communities live and thrive. The project enables researchers, mobility experts,  urban planners and local citizens to collectively re-imagine our cities and redesign how we move from one place to another.

REALLOCATE is a four-year project (May 2023 - April 2027) that catalyses change in mobility practices. Together with relevant stakeholders, the project team develops integrated and innovative sustainable urban mobility solutions, enabling European cities to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas, and inspire other cities to replicate and adapt the developed solutions to their own contexts.

REALLOCATE is aligned with the climate neutrality goals of the Mission Cities 2030. It supports cities in working towards their net-zero carbon objectives, and accelerates the development of integrated and innovative sustainable urban mobility solutions and  tools for  safe, inclusive and smart cities.

Learn more from this interview with Dr. Aura-Luciana Istrate, Assistant Professor at University College Dublin:

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The Cities

During the course of the project, 10 Mission Cities work in five twinned pairs consisting of a Lead City and a Twin City.

Supported by thematic experts throughout the project, the cities develop their knowledge  to implement  zero-emission, inclusive, active and citizen-centred mobility interventions.

Learn more about the activities taking place in Barcelona, Budapest, Gothenberg, Heidelberg, Lyon, Bologna, Zagreb, Tampere, Utrecht and Warsaw.

Safe & Sustainable Mobility Labs

Each city hosts its Safe & Sustainable Mobility Labs (SSML) - an expanded version of the ‘Living Lab’ concept - which are urban areas dedicated to piloting mobility solutions with a focus on co-designing and co-developing technologies and interventions to promote a modal shift towards more active travel. The cities carry out pilots in 15 urban and peri-urban areas (two pilots in each Lead City and one in each Twin City). The focus of the pilots is to contribute to greater  safety, inclusivity, affordability, as well as the cities’ carbon neutrality objectives. The solutions developed fall under four different categories:

  • innovative urban design,
  • behavioural nudging,
  • smart technology, and
  • data-driven solutions.

The pilots form the learning and testing environments for integrated approaches to foster knowledge transfer and collaborative learning to staff in cities through mentoring, capacity building, knowledge exchange, and work shadowing.



The project will exponentially increase its impact by engaging 10 Cascade Cities in capacity building activities and providing them with replication packages and guidelines, resulting in implementation plans for replicating at least one of the innovative solutions piloted. By the end of the REALLOCATE project, the results will all be publicly available for other cities to learn or draw inspiration from.

public space design

The way our streets are designed affects how we move and feel in our everyday lives. Share public space also shapes our communities. Through innovative approaches, REALLOCATE aims to strengthen communities and enable people to feel free to move the way the want.

Learn more from our expert advisory board member, Melissa Bruntlett:


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European Union

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme under grant agreement No. 101103924. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Mission Cities

REALLOCATE is a project under the CIVITAS Initiative, an EU-funded programme working to make sustainable and smart mobility a reality for all, and contributes to the goals of the EU Mission Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities.