Get Our Cities Moving in partnership with POLIS is a new initiative designed by Autonomy to bring the most accurate and innovative mobility solutions for cities and local governments.
With POLIS Network, a network of European cities and regions collaborating to develop innovative technologies and policies for local mobility, Get Our Cities Moving presents this one-day program dedicated to cities and local governments which takes place on October 17th 2019.
Get our Cities Moving will be part of the POLIS conference series.
Thanks to POLIS’ expertise in fostering cooperation and partnership across Europe with the aim of making transportation research and innovation accessible to cities and regions, and to Autonomy’s global expertise in the mobility field, Get Our Cities Moving will bring high-level and cutting-edge insight on cities’ challenges and needs in terms of mobility, and connect them to the right solutions through a program of pitches and keynotes.
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, responding to our 7 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 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 and efficient policies to meet the needs of citizens. The increasing demand for reduce in commute time and access to multimodal mobility opens up new market opportunities and stimulates innovation.
New urban mobility is becoming a core political issue both in France and EU agendas. 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