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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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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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TRANSFORuM's 2nd Joint Forum Meeting held in Vienna

The TRANSFORuM project held its 2nd Joint Forum Meeting in Vienna on January 28th and 29th 2014. It was a continuation of the 1st Joint Forum Meeting (Gdansk, June 2013) and four theme-specific workshops in the autumn 2013. The purpose of all TRANSFORuM events is to listen to and learn from stakeholders and practitioners in various fields of transport and mobility. This is a crucial approach for TRANSFORuM because its ultimate outputs – roadmaps towards a better mobility future – will have to be “stakeholder-driven” in order to have any likeliness of being accepted and implemented. The stakeholders attending the Vienna event represented the four thematic areas, which TRANSFORuM focuses on: Clean urban mobility, long distance freight, high-speed rail and multi-modal travel information and ticketing systems; each of them corresponding to one goal in the European Commission’s Transport White Paper from 2011. Stakeholders therefore represented, to name just a few, a large rail [...]

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Documentation of DYN@MO Summer University on SUMP available

An extensive web-based summary of the CIVITAS DYN@MO Summer University on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans held in Palma on 26-28 June 2013 is now available from: http://gitmot.uib.es/USB%20Summer%20University/START.html

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Merry Christmas from Rupprecht Consult

We thoroughly enjoyed this year's cooperation with you, our business partners, clients and friends, and are looking forward to staying in contact with you in exciting activities in the new year.

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Rupprecht Consult team playing Indonesian Gamelan instruments

On December 20, the team got together at the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum of Ethnology in Cologne.

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ACTUATE’s Mid-Term Partner Meeting and Knowledge Exchange with Experts in Salzburg

On 11 and 12 December 2013 the ACTUATE consortium came together for a successful mid-term partner meeting in Salzburg, Austria. In addition, external experts from other EU-funded projects in the field of professional driver training participated in an ACTUATE meeting and contributed to a vivid discussion and inspiring knowledge exchange. After a short welcome note by the host Salzburg AG, day one began with the presentation of the first of a series of ACTUATE e-learning modules. Within ACTUATE individual e-learning courses will be developed for hybrid buses, trams and trolleybuses. Over the next months all partners will integrate the e-learning courses into their in-house campaigns aiming to encourage drivers to use their newly acquired eco-driving skills in their daily routine.Also the partners reported on first evaluation results regarding training quality and energy savings achieved during the training sessions and in daily operation. Test drives conducted in real traffic as part [...]

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CH4LLENGE workshop on institutional cooperation held in Leeds, UK

Over 45 participants from all over Europe attended CH4LLENGE’s second SUMP Challenge Training Workshop which focused on institutional cooperation in sustainable urban mobility planning.

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Final SUMP Guidelines released

The Guidelines on Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, written by Rupprecht Consult, were released on 17 December 2013 in conjunction with the official announcement of the European Commission’s Urban Mobility Package.

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SOLUTIONS project website now online

The SOLUTIONS project website has been launched on November 27.

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