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URBAN MOBILITY NEXT SERIES: ACCELERATING LONG-LASTING CHANGE

The Accelerating long-lasting change report is the first edition of the Urban Mobility Next series, that provides practitioners with exclusive content on cutting edge urban mobility issues.

The report is based on the insights and experience of EIT Urban Mobility partners, exploring pathways for the urban mobility transition, including main bottlenecks that need to be addressed and opportunities that can be seized.

The paper is built around the structural determinants of mobility transformations, and the objective of shaping liveable urban spaces, a long-term goal for EIT Urban Mobility. It explores improvement potentials in areas relating to urban mobility planning processes, infrastructure deployment, stakeholder interactions, and the piloting of innovative solutions.

The report also addresses current mobility trends and new collaboration methods that offer opportunities to shape more liveable urban spaces, and to drive a lasting change in urban mobility for people and goods. Transformation areas are illustrated with specific projects supported by EIT Urban Mobility, that contribute to the sustainable urban mobility transition through real-world transformation and best practice sharing.

Welcome batch #2 to the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme!

From more than 250 applications from all over Europe and associated countries EIT Urban Mobility selected the 25 most-promising startups to be part of the second cohort of this 6-month accelerator programme. The founder teams will benefit from financial support, mentoring, coaching, expert workshops, free office space, access to local ecosystems and infrastructure, and a lot more provided by the acceleration partners in the five Innovations Hubs.

All the teams and their dedicated founders are solving mobility-related problems with innovations that make our lives easier and happier:

Innovation Hub Central

  • AWAKE Mobility (Germany)
    AWAKE Mobility is developing a predictive maintenance platform for city-bus operators in order to help them prevent vehicle breakdowns in the field. Their vision is a world of undisturbed transportation, where passengers don’t have to suffer from delays caused by technical issues.
    Learn more: https://www.awakemobility.de/
  • Blink Last Mile (Italy)
    Last-mile delivery is a bottleneck for B2C e-commerce: a key part of the online purchasing experience, but express couriers struggle with it. Blink Last Mile democratises sustainable same-day delivery for non-Amazon e-tailers, with a “relay race” exploiting heavy and light vehicles.
    Learn more: https://www.blinklastmile.com/
  • Bluedot (Turkey)
    The AirBnB of charging stations for electric car users: The Bluedot app connects all charging stations into a single network, enabling owners to share and monetize them.
    Learn more: https://thebluedot.co/
  • Moovster GmbH (Germany)
    Moovster wants to make mobility in cities more sustainable and rewarding by creating a win-win situation for cities, city dwellers, and companies with a new mobility platform. A flexible mobility budget, e.g. from the employer, or as a privately booked mobility package, enables the use of all existing mobility services as a real alternative to the own car or company car. The Moovster App rewards particularly sustainable mobility decisions with attractive rewards, similar to Miles-and-More.
    Learn more: http://moovster.com
  • Securaxis (Switzerland)
    Securaxis turns ‘sound’ into actionable insights for monitoring, and the exploitation of urban sound to improve cities’ operations while saving money and to answer citizens’ worries about privacy and sustainability.
    The technology combines accoustics with advanced artificial intelligence and IoT (Internet of Things) to add the missing layer to smart cities: the hearing, sounds analytics, allowing for detection, recognition, and localization of specific sounds in any kind of environment.
    Learn more: https://www.securaxis.com

Acceleration partners Innovation Hub Central: UnternehmerTUM / XPRENEURS, ENEA, ISBAK, Polihub, TU Munich.

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Innovation Hub East

  • BringAuto is a startup whose mission is to make people’s lives easier by bringing robots into cities. DringAuto designs and produces automotive delivery robots for last-mile delivery which significantly decreases the cost of delivery.
    Learn more: https://www.bringauto.com
  • Dashfactory’s vision is to digitize bicycle traffic, to make cycling safer and more attractive while also improving the cycling infrastructure. The Dashbike technology of event-related and legally compliant video recording, including all metadata as well as the simultaneous collection of daily updated infrastructure data in the required quantity, is to be extended to other means of transportation.
    Learn more: https://www.dashbike.de/
  • In the present times – the era of rapid development of urban agglomerations – an increasing number of European cities know the problem of smog. Due to this, they have introduced zero-emission zones and have moved transport into the communication network. For several years, FSE has been involved in projects related to ecological transport and audits in the field of changing the electric fleet to electrical ones. They can help local governments and companies to introduce electric cars from their product portfolio to their fleet. Lear more: https://fs-e.pl
  • Meter Solutions Kft (Hungary)
    MET3R ZenCharge is a demand-side response system that uses IoT, machine learning, and predictive analytics to optimise EV charging and match it with distributed renewable generation. ZenCharge is a SaaS product for fleet operators and energy network managers.
    Learn more: https://met3r.com
  • QLX GmbH (Germany)
    QLX’s software allows you to interactively design and visualise roads, railways, power lines, and pipelines three-dimensionally, with a simultaneous calculation of costs and scheduling in real-time and with broad automation. This means achieving optimised results in lighting speed and effortlessly. The instant calculation of environmental impact and the real-time 3D visualisation enables you to optimise and communicate the planning objectives with decision-makers, specialist planners, and stakeholders.
    http://www.smarttrass.com/qlx

Acceleration partners Innovation Hub East: Zone Cluster, EcoMotion, PowerHub, SpinLab.

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Innovation Hub North

  • Gordian Logistics Optimisation Systems
    Gordian is a DeepTech software startup that makes transport planning easy and effective by untangling millions of movement traces. Their products are based on proprietary movement data analytics and AI. They provide benefits to their customers by making planning easy, interactive, and evidence-based. Plans derived with their products are up to five times more cost-effective than those of their competitors and can result in savings of megatons in CO2-emissions or billions of Euros in costs.
    Learn more: https://www.thegordian.io/
  • InnoBrain
    With the introduction of autonomous and teleoperated vehicles, drivers are either removed or they control the vehicles from distance. That brings two main challenges during product development and surveillance: 1) Tracking drivers’ performance in teleoperated situations and 2) subjective assessment of vehicles from the passengers’ perspective. InnoBrain offers a Neuro-AI based platform to directly track and evaluate the cognitive and emotional status of teleoperation drivers as well as passengers.
    Learn more: http://www.cogniuse.com
  • Peregrine Technologies
    Peregrine Technologies is a Berlin-based AI technology company that is improving road safety and minimising CO2 emissions in cities. By deriving context from real-time traffic scene imagery, they prevent and avoid the likelihood of high-risk events in traffic. They automatically remove personal information in imagery, e.g. faces and license plates, making their service GDPR compliant. Peregrine is set out to support drivers and fleet operators to save lives and money.
    Learn more: https://peregrine.ai/
  • Skipit
    The world’s first urban mobility app specifically targeted at the travel and tourism market: They empower their users with a “Global Oystercard and Journey Planner”. They grant access to multiple public transport networks and low carbon modes of transport, so their customers can explore cities with confidence and, at the same time, fight climate change.
    Learn more: https://skipit.cc/
  • TELEPORT Mobility AB
    Teleport’s battery swapping system lowers operations costs, minimises environmental impact, and enables increased utilisation of shared electric scooters and bikes.
    Learn more: http://www.teleportmobility.eu

Acceleration partners Innovation Hub North: Aalto Startup Center, Aalto University, Helsinki City, KTH Innovation, Stockholm City

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Innovation Hub South

  • Advanced Services In MOBility – ASIMOB (Spain)
    ASIMOB applies new technologies, such as AI and IoT, to the digitalisation and automation of road inspection tasks that road managers/ operators still perform manually. This is the case for traffic sign inspections or location and evaluation of irregularities in the road surface. Using lightweight, low-cost onboard sensing equipment, ASIMOB automates these tasks and generates digital evidence of each inspection, enabling early risk awareness and the optimisation of road maintenance tasks.
    Learn more: http://asimob.es/
  • Bia (Spain)
    Through AI and co-optimisation, Bia unlocks the full potential of electromobility for a successful clean energy transition. They optimise EV charging for the cheapest and greenest charge, smoothest loads, and lowest battery degradation. Their platform provides charging & grid operators with EV load and flexibility forecasting and aggregate control.
    Learn more: https://www.biapower.io/
  • MUV B-Corp (Italy)
    MUV turns sustainable mobility into a Sport. It gives organisations and brands the opportunity to contribute to enhancing people’s healthy behaviours, reducing pollution, and improving cities’ liveability. 
    As easy as if they were playing a mobile app game. Citizens train their sustainable mobility talent, play real tournaments, and get rewarded like real-world athletes.
    CO2 reduction is monitored by using a certified methodology and mobility data is open to public administrations to improve policies.
    Learn more: https://www.muvgame.com/
  • Pavnext (Portugal)
    Promoting safer, smarter, and more sustainable cities.
    Learn more: https://www.pavnext.com/
  • Solum (Spain)
    Solum is a smart green energy provider for micro-mobility fleets. Thanks to its in-house developed technology, a solar mat, Solum can install an autonomous charging station at any location without disturbing the urban environment.
    Learn more: https://www.solumpv.com

 Acceleration partners Innovation Hub South: UPC – Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council, CARNET, CTAG and UPF.

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Innovation Hub West

  • OTIV
    OTIV is a Belgian based AI company improving the safety, efficiency, and affordability of railway transport in complex urban and industrial environments by teaching vehicles to drive autonomously using off-the-shelf hardware and proprietary software and algorithms.
    Learn more: https://www.otiv.ai
  • Qarin BV
    Qarin is a young organisation focused on providing mobility solutions. They believe that everyone should have the opportunity to use public transportation services, and therefore they are focused on integrating people with reduced mobility. They offer help on the way, they take care of the first- and the last mile and they help people with transitions between different transport operators.
    Learn more: https://www.qarin.nl/nl/
  • Skialabs
    The most flexible software for waste management. Built using reinforcement learning and state-of-the-art optimisation.
    Learn more: https://www.skialabs.com
  • Swugo
    Electric bicycles cost up to 10x the minute the monthly wage in many EU countries, stifling any real hope of mass adoption. Their unique technology stack and service delivery model allows them to transform anyone’s bicycle into an electric bike for less than a monthly TV subscription – kicking off the next cycling revolution!
    Learn more: https://www.swugo.com
  • XYZ Dynamics B.V.
    XYZ Dynamics is leading sustainable mobility with the development of the AxLectric. The AxLectric is a retrofit add-on electric powertrain for LCVs. It will guarantee full-electric driving in zero-emission zones, because of its intelligent EMS – GEO Fencing system. This makes it possible for fleet owners such as construction workers to keep performing their work with their existing vehicles. The AxLectric is connecting the city and transport and helps governments reach their stated goals.
    Learn more: https://xyzdynamics.nl/

Acceleration partners Innovation Hub West: TU/e, Brainport, City of Amsterdam and AMS.

We are looking forward to six months of intense collaboration and support to these teams to solve urban mobility related problems that affect us all in Europe.

Find out more about the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme here.

A gig bike helped to celebrate a more hospitable Christmas in Bergamo and Bilbao

InlcusivEBike is a four wheel ebike made of carbon fiber with a tail robotic ramp capable to carry up to 350kg and equipped with the most advances safety and drive assistance innovation capable to boost the transition toward a new self-driving personalized micro mobility service dedicated to the most vulnerable people  

Running a pilot in December in the North of Italy on a tandem bike carrying frail people seems a crazy idea. Especially, if you consider that the weather forecast was not giving any option except a roaring rain and floods alert. Moreover, mobility restrictions were not over but they were even reinforced due to the second COVID19 wave.

But a city like Bergamo that suffered more than thre thousand victims generated by COVID19 decided not to hesitate and, on the contrary, it was eager to show that is able to stand up and rise again. Moreover Bergamo knows that the only option to reborn is to do it with along the most vulnerable ones. They are aware of that none can be left behind. Thes also know that the receipt to boost the economy of this flourished area again is to start from the innovation devoted to decarbonization and new green spill over ecosystem.

InclusivEbike is a project funded by Urban Mobility Kic, coordinated by TECNALIA research center and led by 4 italian companies such as Bosch Vht, One Less Van, Axiro and AESS.

Thanks to its co-design participatory approach the Municipalities succeeded to involve several key stakeholders (day care centres for people with special needs, disabled parents associations, Red Cross and other frail people dedicated transport company) since its early stage, less then 6 month ago.

“We were very scared by the end users’ feedbacks due to many concerns collected during the consultation about safety, cage design and the limited mileage of the vehicle. It was a nice surprise, though, to realise of the great enthusiasm from Andrea, a 33 years old guy in a wheelchair from birth, who defined this prototype as a buggy bike:  extremely funny, capable to offer a 360° view and a real feeling of cycling never experienced before in his case.”

If we consider that 30% of the EU population will be over 65 years old by 2030, and they will therefore enter that segment of the population that is considered potentially fragile, we must think that solutions for the disabled are not only a necessity of a niche, but represent an important growing market. The results of InclusivEbike are therefore very promising, and this is the first step towards seeing this type of vehicle on our streets rather sooner than later. This will reduce the impact of transport within cities and promote more user-friendly, accessible and sustainable environments”.

In Bilbao, the driving assistance system has been tested extensively on last mile cargo bike as well, and the pilot has been carried out by El Arenal. The Deputy Major and councillor responsible for the Department of Mobility and Sustainability, Alfonso Gil, highlighted the importance of this type of projects to achieve sustainable, healthy and accessible mobility in our cities. “Committing to bicycles as a means of transport, in this case for last mile delivery, and demonstrating that universal accessibility is possible are challenges that we need to tackle and overcome”, he said.

It is then necessary that the Municipalities start re-thinking shared micro-mobility solutions, which might not satisfy only fitting people, but which might allow the experimentation of new solutions that can offer services dedicated to people with reduce mobility for the first time. During the first lockdown, the municipalities were able to show the courage and responsibility to keep their key leading role, in front of those who do not want change, by creating ciclying paths and new services to allow a new type of green transport.

InclusivEbike offers the possibility to authorize new transport services with driver (NCC). Testing this new mobility services could highly contribute to the job market, a huge challenge in the crisis we are going through.

Join the webinars organised by SOUL project

The EIT Urban Mobility project “SOUL – Smart Mobility Hub Platform” invites all interested stakeholders to attend today and tomorrow the following two webinars organised by its consortium:

  • 14/12: “SOUL: a DSS to plan and implement Smart Multimodal Mobility Hubs”. The webinar will present the SOUL DSS, an expert decision support system able to post‐process different type of data to ensure a robust Digital Ecosystem and provide a reliable tool, scalable to different city size and needs. The system is able to support stakeholders and public administration involved in urban and mobility planning processes in transforming mobility hubs from ordinary places of connectivity to integrated suite of mobility services.
  • 15/12: ‘’SOUL: a project to trasform Smart Mobility Hubs”. The webinar will reflect the needs that modern cities have when dealing with Smart Mobility Hubs development and management. It will provide a good insight not only on the existing barriers in the implementation of Smart Hubs, but as well a sound framework of action to allow cities to answer an up-to-date question: “How can data exploitation enable future urban mobility systems to be more collaborative, user centred, eco efficient and safe?”.

Join cities, companies and EIT Urban Mobility members participating in the webinars and know more about the project’s activities and results.

The events are held on Microsoft Teams Platform and runsin English language. The webinars are free and open to anyone. Registration and further details at https://www.fondazionepolitecnico.it/en/events/

Connect with the start-ups promoted in the first batch of the EIT Urban Mobility South accelerator

The EIT Urban Mobility South Demoday is a virtual networking event that will gather together the five startups promoted at the EIT Urban Mobility South accelerator’s first batch and an exclusive circle of investors. The meeting will be held on 15 December, from 10:00 to 12:30 CET.

The startups will share their solutions for the urban mobility sector, how they are planning to grow and the collaboration opportunities they offer. The five companies that will participate in the Demoday are Fluctuo, Gotikket, Journify, Smartmonkey and Vianova.

The investors will have the chance to get insights into these promising mobility start-ups and arrange one-to one meetings with them for offering them feedback, establishing valuable contacts and studying potential investment opportunities.

The programme will also include a round table session with experts from EIT Urban Mobility, Barcelona City Council – Barcelona Activa, CARNET (an initiative by CIT UPC), SEAT-MO, and Pompeu Fabra University, who will discuss the urban mobility and city development challenges we currently face.

The schedule will be the following:

  • 10:00 – 10:15: EIT Urban Mobility Opening
  • 10:15 – 11:05: Start-up Pitches – Batch #1
  • 11:05 – 11:15: Break
  • 11:15 – 12:00: Round table about Urban Mobility and City Development
  • 12:00 – 12:30: Thank you and closure

You can get more information on the Demoday website.

2.9 million for Air Traffic Control of Air Taxis & Co – Vector, EIT, Mutschler and SEK invest in D3 Technologies AG

Munich-based Urban Air Mobility startup D3 Technologies announces the completion of its Seed II funding round. Mobility players, such as Vector Venture Capital GmbH as lead investor, SEK Ventures GmbH (founders of Flixbus), EIT KIC Urban Mobility, S.L (an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology- EIT-) and Mutschler Ventures AG are participating in the round of a total of 2.9 million.

The deep tech startup D3 Technologies develops the first integrated traffic management system for urban aviation. The goal is to provide the control infrastructure that enables the use of urban airspace as an additional transport modality, as planned for in the coming years by cities and drone manufacturers. According to estimates, the market for air taxis (VTOLs) will develop rapidly. A recent Roland Berger study predicts that up to 160,000 commercial air taxis will be in use by 2050. The UAM passenger industry will then generate revenues of almost USD 90 billion per year.

The investment will enable the startup to build the first pilot application in 2021 in order to test its air traffic management solution. In 2022, D3 will equip first model regions with ground station, communication solution and on-board blue box (avionics).

D3 CEO Corvin Huber: “For urban air traffic to be able to carry passengers, a paradigm shift in air traffic management is needed. With D3 Technologies, we are developing a rule-based method for handling man-carrying urban traffic, suggesting a system architecture that follows the required rules, and making a suggestion for means of compliance. In 2021, with the help of our partners, we will lay the foundation for air taxis to take off. “

Uwe Gerlinger, Managing Director of Vector Venture Capital GmbH: “We share the belief of the D3 aviation engineers: In 10 to 15 years, there will be so much traffic over urban areas that solutions as defined today will not be sufficient. We believe that a highly automated traffic management system is necessary to enable aircraft of the future to share a rather small and crowded airspace. We are investing in D3 because the start-up sees the bigger picture”.

CEO Corvin Huber, CCO Tim Krieglstein and their founding team of industry experts (Deutsche Flugsicherung, Eurocontrol, Airbus, Becker Avionics, BMW, Amazon, IBM, etc.) were able to attract investors such as Roby Stancel (Innovation), Thomas Riedel (Communication) and David Bourcier (Aerospace) for the first development phase. The next investment round is planned for the end of 2021.

The founders expect the first commercial use case involving the transportation of people in 2024.

About D3 Technologies AG:

D3 Technologies AG was founded in 2019 by CEO Corvin Huber in Munich. The deep tech startup is developing the only integrated traffic management system for urban aviation to date. The hardware/software solution with deterministic route planning and redundant safety levels assures the highest safety standards. In addition to well-known business angels such as Roby Stancel, investors in the start-up include Vector Venture Capital GmbH, SEK Ventures GmbH (Flixbus), EIT KIC Urban Mobility, S.L (an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology) and Mutschler Ventures AG.

Dorine Duives wins the second place of the EIT Awards 2020 in the Woman category

Dorine Duives, leader of CityFlows supported by EIT Urban Mobility (NL) has managed to get the second prize of the EIT Awards in the category of EIT Woman.

CONGRATULATIONS, DORINE!

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is proud to announce the winners of its prestigious innovation prize, the EIT Awards. Chaitanya Dhumasker, MonitorFish (Germany), Andreu Martínez Climent, ACORYS (Spain), Filippo Bosco, BluSense Diagnostics (Denmark), Cristina Aleixendri Muñoz, Bound4Blue (Spain), and Karthik Laxman Kunjali, Stockholm Water Technology (Sweden) were awarded the top prize out of 26 finalists, for innovations in the fields of climate, health, manufacturing and innovative energy. 

In a virtual celebration of innovation, showcasing the achievements of successful graduates, entrepreneurs and innovators supported by the EIT Community, the 2020 EIT Awards winners were chosen by an international jury from 26 nominees competing in four categories. The public also had its say with the EIT Public Award that saw over 5 000 votes being cast online. Recognising excellence in innovation, the nominees showcased their cutting-edge products and services accelerating Europe’s transition to a greener, healthier, and more digital future. 

Request for Proposals: Grant Management Cycle Support Expert

EIT Urban Mobility is seeking to contract an EIT grant management and processes expert to work closely with the COO and the Operations and Grant Management team.

The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, functional support to EIT Urban Mobility in designing and executing the grant cycle management process, meeting KIC defined internal and EIT imposed external deadlines and being compliant with EIT requirements. In addition, transition of the current submission system data to the operational intranet system of EIT Urban Mobility.

All information can be found in the Request for Proposals document below:

Request for Proposals: Grant Management Cycle Support Expert

Deadline for the submission of proposals: 18 December 2020 at 16:00 Central European Time

UrbanSmartPark Live demonstration of Street parking in Hamburg

The event will take place on the 9 December. The idea is to engage citizen for the topic of automated driving / parking and to share our project results with the public. Accordingly, we already have registrations from local press to accompany the event.

You can find the programme of the event below:

You can find more information on the LinkedIn page of the event.

Apart from the live demonstration on 9 December, there will be also a virtual conference on 16 December to share the scientific results.

Request for Proposals: Payroll, administration, and bookkeeping services

EIT Urban Mobility is expecting to appoint one sole provider for the realisation of the following services:

  • Integrated management and coordination of the services: providing one-stop-shop management and coordination of the services, developing framework for an integrated management and coordination of the services to the EIT Urban Mobility legal entity and legal entities of the five Innovation Hubs, regarding invoices and payment processes, monthly reports on the accounts and payroll and follow up on the service development and continuous improvement. In addition, the contractor will put in place a helpdesk/ticketing system.
  • Payroll services: The contractor will also be responsible for the provision of payroll services for Fiscal Year 2021 to the EIT Urban Mobility and its five Innovation Hubs.
  • Administration and Bookkeeping services: The contractor will be responsible for the bookkeeping and the general administration services of all the legal entities covered by this procedure.

All information can be found in the Request for Proposals document below:

Request for Proposals: Payroll, administration, and bookkeeping services

Deadline for the submission of proposals: 13 December 2020 at 16:00 Central European Time

Our first online courses for mobility professionals are available. You can register for free!

From December 2020 onwards, EIT Urban Mobility Academy will be releasing online content and courses on different key aspects of urban mobility. During this inaugural period, free access will be granted to all these courses developed in collaboration with leading universities and mobility experts.

Three different channels adapted to our busy lives

  1. The EIT Urban Mobility Academy WebTV will allow you to access a wide variety of short videos (1 to 5 minutes) that showcase cutting-edge practices in urban mobility in Europe.
  2. The EIT Urban Mobility Academy Small Free Online Courses (SFOCs), will provide you with an introductory understanding of key urban mobility issues and enable you to discover useful tools and good practices.
  3. The EIT Urban Mobility Academy Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), will provide you with an in-depth understanding/ analysis of key urban mobility concepts, developments and controversies, that will support you professionally to make urban mobility more effective and sustainable.

Urban planning and tactical urbanism

By releasing its first MOOC Designing the cycling city, co-developed with HumanKind, Competence Hub put the spotlight on sustainable urban planning and on tactical urbanism.

This course is directed by Lior Steinberg and George Liu, two strong cycling activists and recognized academics. It provides insightful knowledge on how to design cities to be more cycling friendly. This five-week course explores the best practices in bicycle infrastructure design and how to bring these elements to your own city/ home context. It also includes a final design project that enables participant to develop a plan for transforming the street of his choice.

You can register to the course here.

Urban planning and tactical urbanism has also been addressed in various videos within the EIT Urban Mobility Academy WebTV:

The Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly driven change in cities for more sustainable means of urban mobility. In collaboration with RMIT University, the EIT Urban Mobility WebTV has traveled to London, Barcelona and Milan to discover three agile approaches to tackle the Covid-19 challenge. These initiatives provide interesting examples of how tactical urbanism, the use of low cost, short term and scalable solutions to initiate long term changes in cities, has been successfully used by cities over the past few months.

The Barcelona Superblocks are also another good example of tactical urbanism. In a series of five videos, Salvador Rueda – one of the founding fathers of the Superblock concept – explains what these traffic-free neighborhoods are about and what they can achieve.

This ambitious model has inspired many cities around Europe, such as Brussels. The Minister of Brussels-Capital Region in charge of Mobility, Public Works and Road Safety, Elke Van den Brandt, explains how the ‘Good Move’ project is transforming mobility in Brussels.

In Stockholm, the ‘Future Streets’ project enabled the temporary redesign of three streets close to schools to give more space back to people. Interviewed for the WebTV, Dan Hill – Director of strategic design at Vinnova and Tobias Nordström – CEO and Urban Planner at Spacescape – explain how the project also included the children of the schools at an early stage in the design process.

If you wish to access our EIT Urban Mobility Academy WebTV click here.

More to come soon…

In the coming weeks, EIT Urban Mobility Academy will be releasing new e-learning courses on urban planning:

Understanding cycling in Europe’ a MOOC co-developed with the Cycling Research Review, will explore the evolution of the design of bicycle infrastructure in cities.

Superblocks: rethinking cities and urban space for citizens’ is a SFOC that will provide a compelling overview of this interesting new urban mobility model that is transforming cities around Europe.

Free visualisation tools for urban mobility planning’ [beginner/intermediate] are a series of two SFOCs that will teach urbanists how to visualise their idea and bring good urbanism practices to action via free online software tools.

If you want to have a look to all the courses of the Competence Hub, check out this page, register for free or show your interest by filling in the electronic form created for that purpose.