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ACTUATE partner Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe honoured with prestigious EBUS Award

For the second time, the EBUS Award, i.e.the German Environmental Award for public local transport, was given to successful ebus projects and innovative products.

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SHAPE-IT project releases its Guidelines for Policy-Makers

The guidelines set forth ten recommendations for planning, developing and implementing successful policies which can help to shape mobility patterns towards sustainability.

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CIVINET Workshop in Munich

On October 24, the CIVITAS network for the German-speaking regions of Europe will inform its members about EU funding opportunities.

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TRANSFORuM Newsletter no. 4 released.

TRANSFORuM's latest newsletter features updates about the project's recent four stakeholder events, details about our final conference on 8 December 2014, about our draft roadmaps and an interview with José Viegas, Secretary General of the International Transport Forum.

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New trainee at Rupprecht Consult

On September 15, Henning Günter started the one-year trainee programme.

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Prof. Schellnhuber confirmed keynote speaker for TRANSFORuM conference.

"The bigger picture" is the working title for this keynote with the aim to remind all participants of the wider shared challenges.

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Study tour on electromobility

On September 07-09, the City of Aachen invited politicians and other interested stakeholders on a study tour on electromobility in public transport to Eberswalde and Braunschweig.

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1st SmartMove newsletter out now!

We are happy to present the first issue of the SmartMove newsletter.

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CIVITAS DYN@MO - Two new brochures published

The CIVITAS DYN@MO project has published two brochures, the first one focusing on clean vehicles and the second one on participation 2.0. The brochures are the two first ones of a series of four brochures that will focus each on one specific topic addressed by the DYN@MO project.

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Rupprecht Consult completes study on BEMPs for the Joint Research Centre

The European Commission is eager to transfer the EMAS concept (Environmental Management and Audit Scheme) from the industry sector, where it originated, to the public sector. To assist public administrations in their effort to improve their achievements in various areas, a series of Sectoral Reference Documents (SRD) is planned, for which the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) is responsible. Rupprecht Consult was successful to win a service contract with the JRC in May 2014 to contribute seven so called BEMPs about sustainable mobility to this SRD.BEMP stands for “Best Environmental Management Practices” and each such document follows an established structure with the following headings:   Description Achieved environmental benefits Appropriate environmental indicators Cross-media effects Operational data Applicability Economics Driving force for implementation Reference organisations References The seven BEMPs created by Rupprecht Consult are about: Implementing a large [...]

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Stepping Stones Final Conference in Krakow, Poland

Conference on "How to Make Mobility Patterns More Sustainable" (18-19 September 2014)

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Rupprecht Runners successful in HRS Business Run

On August 21, Hana, Tim and Bernard joined 2030 other teams and came in 41st!

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Gdynia won RegioStars 2014 award for its modern trolleybus system

Green trolleybuses bring a better quality of urban life

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SWITCH Kick-off meeting and first workshop session in Vienna on July 16 and 17, 2014

The SWITCH project partners met for the first time at the kick-off meeting and the first workshop session. They discussed their ideas on how to encourage people to SWITCH from car-based to active mobility (cycling and walking) by using personalised information and communication technology approaches.

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SmartMove Training Seminar in Burgos

On 26th June 2014, the project partners of the SmartMove consortium gathered in Burgos, Spain for a Training Seminar and project meeting. This was the first of a series of five Training Seminars to be arranged by Rupprecht Consult that will take place over the course of the project.

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New consultant at Rupprecht Consult

On July 1, Silke Frank joined the team.

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1st stakeholder forum on e-mobility in the City of Rostock

The forum gathered about forty local actors and turned out to be a major success.

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Inspiring workshop held about monitoring and evaluation in SUMP development

Fourth training of CH4LLENGE’s workshop series successfully held in the City of Dresden, Germany.

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Planning for a liveable city

First European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Sopot, Poland (12-13 June 2014) gathers over 140 urban mobility planners and implementers from 24 countries

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1st CIVINET newsletter out now

The CIVITAS network for the German-speaking regions of Europe has issued its first newsletter.

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TRANSFORuM workshop on High-Speed Rail held in Rome.

Thirteen external stakeholders attended TRANSFORuM's second workshop on high-speed rail.

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The Rupprecht SUMP Quality Certificate

SUMP Quality Certification launched.

Be among the first cities to receive the SUMP Quality Certificate.

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Duisburg workshop

Long-distance freight workshop held in Duisburg.

The TRANSFORuM project continued its second series of thematic workshops with a stakeholder event in Duisburg on June 4 and 5 2014, focussing on long-distance freight.

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DYN@MO 2nd Consortium meeting and 2nd summer university held in Palma

Nearly 40 CIVITAS DYN@MO consortium partners met in Palma, 13-14 May 2014 to reflect on the achievements which the project has made after 18 months. The 2nd project Consortium Meeting was dedicated to risk assessment and process evaluation which is a crucial part of any CIVITAS project.During the 2 days meeting, the consortium focused on discussing the achievements made and the challenges faced so far relating them to the wider scope of the CIVITAS initiative. The meeting provided a great opportunity for DYN@MO partners, especially the Measure Leaders from Aachen, Gdynia, Koprivnica and Palma, to discuss together the positive experiences but also the challenges they have encountered regarding the implementation of different measures. Barriers and drivers to implementation on project and measure level were reviewed. Bringing together partners from four cities that can together improve their mobility planning processes and develop solutions for common problems was stated to be one of [...]

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First Train-the-Trainer Workshop on eco-driving for tram driving instructors was held in Leipzig

Not only do professional drivers and driving instructors benefit from periodic practical training, but also the project coordinators are given hours of hands-on training. Our colleague and ACTUATE project coordinator Wolfgang Backhaus set a good example and trained eco-driving behaviour in Leipzig.

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CIVINET Assembly in Bielefeld

Members of the CIVITAS network for the German-speaking regions of Europe gathered on May 20 Mai in Bielefeld.

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TRANSFORuM project exhibits at the ITF 2014 summit in Leipzig.

TRANSFORuM project coordinator Ralf Brand and our colleague Kristin Tovaas have set up an interactive booth to engage with the public and gather feedback during the three-day event, from May 21 – 23.

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Nine stakeholders gathered in Tallinn to discuss implementation of the Transport White Paper.

The second TRANSFORuM workshop on Multimodal Information, Management and Payment systems took place in Tallinn, Estonia, on May 20 and 21.

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First European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans announced

'Planning for a liveable city' will be the guiding theme for a conference to be held in Sopot, Poland on 12-13 June 2014.

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First “Train the Trainers” workshop on eco-driving of trolleybuses was held in Salzburg

The workshop was part of the European project “ACTUATE - Advanced Training and Education for Safe Eco-driving of Clean Vehicles” and took place in Salzburg on 7 May 2014.

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2nd workshop on Urban Mobility held in Copenhagen.

12 external stakeholders gathered in Europe's "Green Capital" to discuss the implementation of the Transport White Paper.

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Art@Rupprecht

Following an exhibition of artwork by Franz Wieland and Claudia Böse, our walls now host photographs most of which have been captured by Rupprecht Consult's employees.

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New junior consultant at Rupprecht Consult

On May 1st, Hana Peters started work in Cologne.

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New trainee at Rupprecht Consult

On April 28, Kristin Tovaas joined the team.

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Ralf Brand: Guest lecture at Bahçeşehir University / Istanbul

Ralf Brand gave a guest lecture at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul on April 22nd 2014. The title of his talk was “The role of technology, citizens and technizens in the sustainable city”. The deliberate hybrid term technizen signals his proposal to steer clear of simplistic technical or social “fix” approaches in the discourse around sustainable urbanism. Instead, Ralf argues for a “synchronisation” or “co-evolution” between social and technical change. The audience consisted of staff and final-year students of Bahçeşehir’s architecture programme, which offers a special focus on sustainable architecture and urbanism. Ralf followed an invitation of Prof. Bengü Uluengin, assistant dean of the faculty.

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SmartMove Kick-off Meeting in Vienna

Rupprecht Consult were very pleased to attend the SmartMove kick-off meeting in Vienna on 8th and 9th April, hosted by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU - Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien).

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Traffic Snake Game spreads over Europe!

The successful Flemish campaign Traffic Snake Game enters a new era. Aim of this game is to stimulate young children to walk and cycle to school. Starting next school year, after summer holidays, the campaign will be implemented in at least 18 European countries. Preparations behind the scenes have just started as the kick-off meeting of the newly installed Traffic Snake Game Network took place in Leuven, Belgium.

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Third TIDE newsletter online!

We are happy to present the third issue of the TIDE newsletter. With the project being half way, the 65 TIDE cities have completed their first training workshop and are currently preparing for the second training event: ‘Making innovation reality, how to get started’. In addition to a summary of the first workshop that took place in Stuttgart, this newsletter also features an article about the TIDE Innovation toolbox: 15 inspiring transport measures that can change your city. In this issue, the city of Donostia/San Sebastián is put in the spotlight. The 2016 European Capital of Culture has extensive experience in the field of www.tide-innovation.eusustainable mobility. Pedestrians and cyclists have a strong presence and in 2013 the city commissioned the first 100% electric public bicycle sharing system. You will also find the latest news from the other TIDE cities and an overview of upcoming events across Europe which you may [...]

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Siegfried Rupprecht juror at RegioStars Awards Ceremony 2014

On March 31st, Siegfried attended the ceremony in Brussels.

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TRA 2014 Paris: TIDE and SOLUTIONS Invited Session

Transport Innovation Transferability Workshop: Best Practice Examples from TIDE and SOLUTIONS

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E-learning launched in TIDE project

Learn about innovative mobility solutions in your own office or home on your own schedule

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New team member at Rupprecht Consult

Timothy Durant, geographer and city & regional planner, joins the Team on April 7.

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2nd series of thematic TRANSFORuM Workshops now confirmed

Four further thematic stakeholder workshops will be organised by TRANSFORuM for the spring of 2014. The purpose of these events is to consolidate the 2.0 draft version of the roadmaps.

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Audience in Vienna

3rd TRANSFORuM Newsletter now out!

Our latest newsletter contains information about our previous work and events and also includes an outlook at our forthcoming spring workshops, main deliverables and final conference.

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General meeting CIVITAS network for the German-speaking regions of Europe on May 20 Mai in Bielefeld

CIVINET members can – in their mother tongue - get to know and better assess concepts and experiences of other cities as well as European mobility policies and plannning concepts and their effects on the members‘ own situation.

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New EEA report emphasises close link between SUMP and increased quality of life

The European European Agency's annual Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism report (TERM 2013) provides impetus for the European-wide take-up of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.

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CIVITAS cities can now apply for the CIVITAS Activity Fund

CIVITAS CAPITAL is supporting the take-up of sustainable urban mobility measures in Europe through an Activity Fund. This co-financing mechanism will encourage the transfer of successful measures from ‘pioneer’ cities to ‘take-up’ cities.

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CIVITAS DYN@MO Summer University on electromobility, 14-16 May 2014, Palma

CIVITAS DYN@MO is pleased to announce the second edition of its DYN@MO Summer University, 14 - 16 May 2014 in Palma. The topic of the event is "How to learn more about city and citizen friendly electric vehicles".

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World Bank’s online course successfully completed

RC staff member Miriam Lindenau has successfully completed the World Bank’s MOOC “Turn down the heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided”. The five-week course covered climate projections for the 21st century including droughts, heat waves as well as sea-level rise and the implications on food and water security.

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CIVITAS DYN@MO - Summary of the first year

On 30 November 2013 the CIVITAS DYN@MO project has completed its first project year.

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