Get Our Cities Moving in partnership with POLIS is a new Autonomy initiative to bring innovative mobility solutions to cities and local governments.
POLIS Network is a network of European cities and regions collaborating to develop innovative mobility technologies, Get Our Cities Moving (October 17th, 2019) presents a one-day program dedicated to cities and local governments.
Get our Cities Moving will be part of the POLIS conference series.
Get Our Cities Moving explores cutting edge insights on the mobility challenges cities face.
We will carefully select the most innovative solutions that can improve mobility in cities. Selected companies will come and pitch their solutions to a qualified audience of city and local government officials. These pitches will be grouped as the Industrial Talks themes.
Cities shape the future of mobility
Cities occupy 2% of the planet’s surface, yet they generate 80% of the world’s GDP and 75% of greenhouse gas emissions. By 2050, almost 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, compared to 55% today. Major interconnected challenges are concentrated in cities – growing urbanization, congestion and pollution, and change in customer behavior, which deeply impacts cities’ mobility policies.
Cities are the most relevant scale to tackle these challenges and implement sustainable and innovative solutions to meet the needs of citizens. The increasing demand for a reduction in commuting time and access to multimodal mobility opensup new market opportunities and stimulates innovation.
New urban mobility is becoming a core political issue both in France and in the EU. We believe 2019 is a key year to communicate urban mobility issues and foster these values: promoting clean and sustainable urban mobility through collaboration between cities, governments and the industry.
Cities are looking to:
- Gain insights on mobility issues and businesses
- Find innovative, inclusive, multimodal urban mobility solutions
- Network with an international ecosystem of innovators, industry players and fellow policymakers
- Communicate their achievements