Following a record-breaking conference in Brussels, which brought together over 600 participants in November 2019, the 2020 Polis Annual Conference will take place in
Following a record-breaking conference in Brussels, which brought together over 600 participants in November 2019, the 2020 Polis Annual Conference will take place in Arnhem Nijmegen City Region, Netherlands, on 2-3 December 2020.
The Polis Annual Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievement to large audience of mobility experts, practitioners and decision makers.
Preparations for the POLIS conference continue as planned. At the same time, they are permanently monitoring developments with regard to COVID-19 and possible related restrictions.
Registration for the conference will open in June 2020.
All the presentations from the Polis Conference 2019 are available here.
FAST FORWARD. BLOOM OR GLOOM?
In the conference’s opening plenary session, two major trends that seem to be shaping the urban mobility ecosystem of tomorrow were discussed. The human city is giving streets back to the people and embraces active travel. The tech city is exploring technological transport innovation to the fullest and embraces the disruptions coming our way. The question was: How will these two trends converge? Is there bright light ahead of us?
David Zipper, Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, gave a keynote speech. The session included a panel debate with Lot van Hooijdonk (Utrecht Deputy Mayor), Miguel Gaspar (Lisbon Deputy Mayor), Philippe Crist (International Transport Forum at the OECD), Caroline Hazelhurst (Bird) and Daniel Deparis (Daimler).
WHO IS THE ACTION HERO IN VISION ZERO?
The conference’s closing plenary session, “Who’s the action hero in vision zero?”, was an opportunity to reflect on the fundamental issue of road safety. Local authorities, organisations and mobility operators officially signed The New Paradigm for Safe City Street, a city declaration launched by Polis and EUROCITIES.
The session featured a keynote speech by Jeannot Mersch, President of the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims, and a panel debate with Matthew Baldwin (European Road Safety Coordinator at the European Commission), Lili Matson (London Chief Officer for Safety, Health and Environment), Suzanne Anderson (City of Gothenburg) and Eric de Kievit (SWOV).
2 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - 3 (Thursday) 6:00 pm
Arnhem Nijmegen City Region, Netherlands
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