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How can citizens contribute to social transformation for a climate friendly transport system?

Graz

Social changes are needed in order to stop climate change. Which social changes of the coming decades are relevant to the evolution of mobility? How can our transport system look like in 2050 in regards to climate protection?

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Building Climate-Neutral Neighborhoods: How to make room for innovation, adaptation and cooperation?

Delft

The process of thinking and designing new neighborhoods from scratch involves careful planning and decision-making, as well as clear ambitions to be matched. How can we sustain an adaptive and sustainable project while working closely with all the stakeholders and preventing lock-in decisions?

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Car-pooling to work is the solution ... but how in practice?

Ferrara

The objective of this challenge is to identify innovative ways to improve solutions for car-pooling, starting from the web application http://carpooling.fe.it/

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Do you know how to reduce the amount of cars?

Tallinn

The amount of cars is increasing every year and that is causing many problems to us, to the environment and to the city itself. There is a solution, we just need to find it ;)

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What can be done to help reduce CO2 emissions through mobility in the city of Torres Vedras?

Torres Vedras

The way we travel has great impacts on society so we have to find the right mobility solutions in order to decarbonize our territory. We challenge the participants to come up with innovative solutions that allow thinking about mobility options that are quick, safe, healthy, cheaper and non-polluting

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Is the public transportation adapted to your needs as a citizen or as a company?

Toulouse

Help Toulouse Metropole to find innovative solutions for this challenge so that citizens can enjoy friendly mobility services without the need for a car.

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How to limit the flow of commuters on the A1 motorway between Lausanne and Geneva

Lausanne

The A1 motorway between Lausanne and Geneva is one of the busiest highways in Switzerland and this creates not only economic costs but also frustration among commuters and a high environmental pollution rate.

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What’s gone wrong, how can we do better?

Bangor

Bangor City and Gwynedd/Ynys Môn form a complex rural and urban ecosystem. Getting to grips with Climate Change is just as complex requiring a lot of collaboration to find solutions.

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Cycling and moving by foot in Tallinn – How to make it better?

Tallinn

Cycling is one of the easiest ways to reduce our carbon footprint with obvious health benefits. Nevertheless, in Tallinn lot of things are holding back a cycling revolution. Let's change it!

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How to make cycling better, public transportation more efficient and Tallinn car free?

Tallinn

Facing and recognising transportation problems in Tallinn is nothing new for us. But finding the solution that works is. It is time to make a change and come up with an answer that we are looking for.

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How can Galway become one of the lowest carbon footprint cities in the world by 2030?

Galway

The top 100 highest-footprint cities worldwide drive roughly 20% of the global carbon footprint. If all cities globally, whether large or small, made concerted efforts to reduce their carbon footprints it would make a significant impact on decarbonisation pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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How can we develop a system to measure green areas in the urban environment of Brno

Brno

The goal is to be able to better measure green areas in Brno by using GIS and satellite data.

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Evaluation of the meteorological data of Brno

Brno

Evaluation of the meteorological data of Brno to identify climate hot spots Evaluation of mainly meteorological indicators

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How can we promote the use of new mobility models with emphasis on the use of electric technologies?

Marbella

Developing sustainable mobility models with an emphasis on environmental issues is a great challenge of social innovation. Marbella is already working on this with its Strategic Plan which prioritizes pacification of traffic, the reduction of motorized traffic and the promotion of electric mobility.

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Who is afraid of water?

Ferrara

The objective of this challenge is to identify innovative ways to move from Baura to Bondeno, using channels and waterways.

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How can VR/AR technology contribute to more climate-friendly mobility?

Zürich

Mobility has massively increased over the past 100 years. And with it the environmental burden. Is mobility in all cases a real necessity? Or is it time for a change, time to substitute some physical journeys with virtual presence?

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How to create a Smart green-wetland in Marjaleria to adapt Castelló to effects of Climate Change?

Castellón de la Plana

The development of an inhabited area faces challenges such as energy and water, mobility and construction, agriculture and food and economic development and tourism. How can these challenges be solved in a wetland area taking into account the protection of biodiversity and its sustainability?

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How can we monitor, control or reduce CO2 emissions caused by public and private vehicles?

Armenia

To reduce CO2 emissions, we need to look ad private and public automotive vehicles.

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How can we make Heraklion a better city to live in?

Heraklion

Warmer summers, drier winters, water scarcity, land degradation, problematic behaviours. Climate Change is knocking on our doors. Are we ready to open up and face it?

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How can the city centre of Brno become car-free?

Brno

Give an overview of how the traffic and the parking situation is like today and what problems in the city are linked to this. Describe what the exact problems are, related to privately owned cars (POV), which should be solved.

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How can we shape a sustainable transport and mobility system in Nicosia?

Nicosia

Let's identify the existing challenges in Nicosia in the field of urban transport and then shaping the future desirable situation in Nicosia.

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How can we create green buildings and green community spaces for expats?

Brno

Sustainable building, or green building for expats in Brno. Challenge by DOMEQ and Foreigners.cz

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How can we implement efficient, effective and universal modal transport in the region of Trentino?

Rovereto

Sustainable mobility in the Alpine regions, particularly those close the Brenner corridor, is affected by many challenges and constrains. Future transit of millions of people and increased movement needs of residents into the valleys, will imply new plans of integrated modal transport.

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How can we implement measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change in World Heritage Cities?

Toledo

Measures to adapt to Climate Change in World Heritage Cities

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How can we promote the use of public transport in Vallagarina?

Rovereto

Strengthening of Public transport is a strategic axis of the new Urban Mobility Plan of Rovereto (“PUM”). Relevant investments have been planned starting from 2018. In which way can the administration address and support strengthened public transport offering to increase public transport users?

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How Can We Reduce Our Air Transport Emissions?

Wellington

New Zealand’s economy depends on aviation. Whether we are exporting high-value products to the world, or welcoming tourists to our shores, we rely on airlines to serve us.

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How can we share with citizens a process of limiting cars in the center of Rovereto?

Rovereto

The centre of Rovereto is an attractive place. The pressure of traffic on the incoming roads and on parking lots is strong. Reduce this pressure without loosing attractiveness particularly pertains to the economic activities that operate there, but also the residents, the workers, the "City users".

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What do people experience in the city centre? How do we capture and use this data and information?

Edinburgh

There is extensive work seeking to access and use data on how people move in and around the city centre - by foot, bike, car, tram, bus or taxi. But to design a resilient, zero carbon city, we need to understand how people experience public spaces so we can transform Edinburgh's public realm.

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How can we prepare Brno for Climate Change?

Brno

According to #brno2050 strategy and the votes from the citizens, one of the most important aspects of the quality of life will be the healthy and living environment as well as the nature in the city. Let's prepare Brno for Climate Change!

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How can Terra Alta improve mobility efficiency?

Gandesa

New sustainable mobility models are needed for inter-urban areas. How do such models look for Terra Alta?

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How can we solve mobility issues?

Rotterdam

City buses are still on diesel and could become electric.

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How can data about citizens’ mobility to and from Valmiera city be used and analysed?

Riga

Mobility has massively increased over the past 100 years. And with it the environmental burden. What kind of data and how to use them to develop services provided by the city?

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How to limit the environmental impacts of researchers' mobility and business travel ?

Lausanne

The University of Lausanne has included in its plan of intention the will to be a pioneering institution on sustainability, notably by promoting the research and teaching of this problem, but also by developing a model management of the campus and the environment.

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How can we make Rome more resilient to climate change?

Rome

Rome is the first city in Italy to adopt an ambitious Resilient Strategy in collaboration with 100 Resilient Cities. The Resilience Strategy will also allow Rome to implement integrated solutions to cope with Climate Change. Proactive citizens are an invaluable resource to achieve such goals.

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How can we change the situation of public transportation in Tallinn?

Tallinn

Using public transportation has countless benefits and we should make it as efficient as possible. For some reason the situation is not the best. Yet. What do you think can be done?

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What will an interlinked public transportation network look like in the future?

Graz

Public Transport becomes more and more important for cities. How could public transport look like in the future? Are there new ways of public transportation to be found? How can residents be motivated to use public transport on a daily basis?

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How to make the transition to electric mobility collaborative and shared ?

Lausanne

A transition to electric mobility seems inevitable and desirable. That being said, simply replacing the petrol / diesel engine with an electric motor will not be enough to meet energy and climate challenges.

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How can sharing of (private) means of transport be promoted to reduce traffic in the city?

Vienna

Growing cities like Vienna face increasing traffic density. New mobility concepts can contribute to avoiding additional and reducing existing emissions from transport. How can we make use of technological progress and digitalisation to optimise transportation in the city of the future?

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How can we support road sharing by motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians in Rovereto city?

Rovereto

Rovereto administration wants to promote cycling and slow mobility in general, including the theme of “pedestrianlity” and architectural barriers. Not only in terms of more bike and pedestrian routes, but also with a series of measures fostering more trips by bike and on foot.

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How can we reduce the air pollution by reducing mobility in the city centre of Jelgava?

Riga

Every day residents of Jelgava and areas around are using infrastructure of Jelgava, most of the times they choose fastest and easiest root Street Lielā to reach their destination. This choice brings a lot of stress to environment and infrastructure.

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How long, in feet, is the path from home to school?

Ferrara

In Ferrara, parents as well as the Municipality ask for the reduction of cars in front of schools; focus is not only on traffic jams during peak-times, but on improving health and safety of children, supporting families in their daily need to pick students to school.

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How to create and suggest world-class zero-carbon "smart mobility" solutions for Shanghai Lingang?

Shanghai

Shanghai Lingang wants to be an example for smart mobility in order to promote good health, sustainable living and create a city template for other cities to follow! Can you help to develop new solutions to support to make this happen?

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How can parking spaces in the neighbourhood be used better and more flexibly?

Wuppertal

E-Mobility, Car-Sharing and sustainable energy supply - these are the challenges that urban planning must face today in order to make our cities fit for the future. However, rigid structures that stand in the way of the further development of a neighbourhood are often maintained.

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How can we satisfy the mobility needs of people in cities for a better quality of life?

Timișoara

We will focus on the topic of mobility in our city.

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How can we transform city challenges like waste management into urban opportunities?

Zaječar

In recent years the generation of waste in urban areas of municipalities has increased, accompanying the increase in living standards and urbanization. A shift towards a circular economy, producing less or even no waste, could be the alternative.

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How can we make mobility in Puebla City more environmentally friendly?

Puebla City

Puebla City is experiencing more traffic due to giant growth. Help and offer solutions to to improve the mobility situation in Puebla City.

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How to reduce the impacts of products transportation inside the city and among the inhabitants?

Lausanne

Urban logistics are gaining importance as more and more people live in towns and cities, and because they are increasingly placing orders on the internet. Innovative solutions must make it possible to efficiently organize logistics in urban areas.

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How can we make the mobility in Villa San Martino more safe and sustainable?

Pesaro

The City of Pesaro intend to regenerate the district re-thinking mobility making the district more resilient, sustainable, secure and livable and creating spaces embedded in the social, economic and educational activities of the district.

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How can we improve our daily travels within Vilnius?

Vilnius

Many have seen that Vilnius is struggling with an ever-growing number of personal vehicles. This results in delayed journeys, air and even sound pollution. Join us for a global #Climathon movement, solve the challenge, travel across Vilnius and help us find more efficient and green ways to commute.

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Why should I take a bike instead of using my car?

Ferrara

According to a recent survey by the Municipality of Ferrara, almost 50% of citizens use private cars or motorbikes for their home-work trips and for shopping. This percentage is still valid also when considering only residents that live and work inside Ferrara.

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Climate-Friendly public transport

Amersfoort

The challenge was framed from activists from the climate-strike movement

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How can we cool the city together?

Zagreb

As many other highly urbanised areas Zagreb is significantly warmer than its rural surroundings. City itself is heat island, but there are also smaller spaces in the city warmer than others - heat islands.

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How do we make mobility more sustainable?

Until now, the transport sector has been the most resistant to reduce carbon emissions. At the same time, cities are key in tackling this challenge as they are faced with the mobility trilemma of clean air, carbon, and congestion whilst facing ever increasing demands to move people and goods around

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The present mix of transport modes and fuels is not sustainable. Society now has the challenge to build a sustainable, clean, accessible, integrated mobility system which contributes to our quality of life. Sustainable urban mobility can meet Europe’s need for mobility and simultaneously deliver public health benefits, including less noise and air pollution and fewer accidents. A switch to active mobility modes such as cycling and walking can help with health problems such as obesity, mental health and cardiovascular diseases.

The transport sector is a major contributor to GHG emissions and is responsible for approximately a quarter of total energy-related CO2 emissions. The continuing growth in GHG emissions happens despite more efficient vehicles and policies being adopted.

Cities are the main drivers of global mobility demand because of direct passenger transport activity within and among urban areas as well as indirectly through the freight activity needed to meet the demand for goods of city residents. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), urban transport activities account for about 40 percent of total transport energy use and total well-to-wheel GHG emissions.

The primary actions in climate mitigation could be the following:

  1. Avoid the need to travel and the trip length by encouraging compact cities and mixed land use.
  2. Reduce the use of privately owned cars, shifting towards more sustainable modes of transports. A shift from personal transport to public transport, walking and cycling is vital to achieve a Two Degree Scenario in transport.
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