European Observatory : Urban planning and sustainable mobility

The European Observatory was launched on February 8, 2024 at the European Parliament. It comprises 5 different themes: Town center management, trade, crafts and markets, Logistics and last-mile delivery, Culture and animation, Housing and urban life, Urban planning and sustainable mobility.

The European Observatory for Urban planning and sustainable mobility is co-chaired by Markus PETER, Researcher for EIFER, at University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and Daniel LECA, Vice-President of the Hauts-de-France Regional Council.

Sustainable planning and mobility are crucial for city centers, as they promote efficient use of space and resources, reduce traffic congestion and lower environmental impact. Effective planning ensures balanced development, improving public spaces and quality of life, for example through pedestrianization. Sustainable mobility options, such as public transport, cycling and walking, reduce dependence on cars, cut pollution and promote a healthier, more accessible urban environment. Together, they support economic growth, social inclusion and the long-term sustainability of the city center.


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*This event is not organized by the French Government. However we have been allowed by the French Government to use the emblem of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.