REALLOCATE represented at Urban Public Space Design cluster meeting
31 July 2023
In Europe, we are not moving enough! This was the message at last month's Urban Public Space Design cluster meeting - and the motivation for the participating projects to redesign our streets so that more citizens choose more active modes of transport for getting around in the daily lives.
The cluster meeting brought REALLOCATE together with its sister projects from the cluster - ELABORATOR and AMIGOS - as well as the CIVITAS Initiative, NetZeroCities (the platform supporting the mission for 100 cities to become climate neutral by 2030) and representatives from the European Commission. The purpose was to ensure the projects - that all work towards open, safe and inclusive streets, and ultimately towards climate neutrality - join forces and create synergies, rather than carry out their work in parallel. In many ways, it became clear that projects can reinforce each other's work, creating greater overall impact in market take-up of innovative solutions - bringing public deliverables from the shelves to the cities - both during as well as beyond the project lifetimes.
In addition to presentations on the various projects and policy context (covering the European Green Deal, the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy and more), deep-dive workshops focussed on monitoring and evaluation as well as communication and dissemination workstreams. With combined efforts across projects as well as within them, the aim is bridge gaps for more effective impact - and ultimately healthier and happier citizens, making their contribution to climate neutrality.
Image: Lucy Russell / ICLEI Europe
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.
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.