Issue #88
November 2013

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Dear members,

'Thinking Cities' will be a magazine, on which we have worked over the past months in collaboration with H3B Media, the publishers of Thinking Highways magazine. 'Thinking Cities' aims to help shape the debate on transport in our regions and cities. For Polis and Polis members it is an exciting opportunity to help stakeholders understand the central role local and regional authorities play in achieving transport innovation.

We will launch 'Thinking Cities' at this year's Polis Conference. We invite all our members to join the debate at the launch cocktail, which will take place following the Annual General Assembly (AGA) on Tuesday, 3 December at the same venue. Read more about the launch in this InfoPolis.

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Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


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Polis Network News

Hidden treasures at 2013 Polis Conference

A good cup of coffee is even better in good company. At the Polis conference, you will have the possibility to share your ideas with other conference participants during the "Ideas Marketplace”. Here we ask the question: which successful actions can you recommend to transfer and for which issues do you need effective measures? The marketplace will take place next to the Polis Lounge in between sessions at the conference.

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Invitation to Opening Cocktail and Launch of 'Thinking Cities'

The opening cocktail of 2013 Annual Polis Conference, in partnership with MasterCard, will take place in Brussels on 3rd December at 18h. This event will also mark the launch of "Thinking Cities" magazine, a joint initiative between Polis and H3B Media, publishers of Thinking Highways magazine.

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Polis to participate in EU China Urban Development Exhibition – Beijing 20-23 November

Polis has been invited by the European Commission to be part of the EU China Urban Development Exhibition in Beijing. The purpose of the event is to develop a dialogue between European and Chinese urban professionals and to gain knowledge about common problems and solutions.

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Members in action

Cycling Route Planning made easy in Aalborg

The citizens in Aalborg got this year an early Christmas present with a new and highly improved online cycling route planner.

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Catalunya opens new bus express line to connect Barcelona with Vall del Tenes

The new express line e7, which connects Barcelona – Vall de Tenes started last September. The newly introduced line takes advantage of the improvements made in the road infrastructure and ITS – such as priority traffic lights in certain crossroads.

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European projects

Benefits and the challenges of adopting open systems analysed in the POSSE project

PRESS RELEASE: The benefits of adopting open specifications and standards in traffic management and ITS have become clearer through the users’ studies performed within POSSE. POSSE consortium is also actively raising awareness about open systems.

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TIDE Circle of Innovative Cities have been selected

The TIDE project has selected 53 cities from 23 countries to participate in the learning and exchange opportunities through its Circle of Innovative Cities.

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Growth of small scale solutions and small vehicle use in city logistics

The BESTFACT project will have an open expert workshop on the 29-30 of January 2014 in Brussels in which small-scale solutions such as cargocycles or small battery electric vans will be presented.

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Join the 50 QUEST cities and improve your urban transport!

Over the past two and a half years, the QUEST project has created concrete and feasible action plans for urban mobility in 50 cities across Europe. Amongst these cities are several Polis members such as Ghent and Bath. QUEST has prepared for continuation, and cities that are interested in an audit and action plan are invited to join!

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Around Europe and beyond

Workshop invitation: Towards an EU-wide Interoperable Electromobility System

The European Electromobility Observatory (EEO) jointly with the Green eMotion project invite local and regional authorities to an electromobility workshop on 19 November in Barcelona. The objective is to identify the best policy measures to foster the uptake of electromobility.

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