The I European Conference on sustainable mobility at university will be the first European platform in which universities from several European countries and other territories will have the opportunity to share their necessities, challenges and different solutions in the accessibility and sustainable mobility field. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona will become an international centre for knowledge transfer and networking among European universities on sustainable mobility practices, welcoming university mobility managers, academics, public urban mobility officers, entrepreneurs and businesses of the sector, NGOs, civil society representatives and students.

The first part of the encounter will be dedicated to the understanding of the theoretical approaches to sustainable mobility that universities as territorial and social actors are implementing. The current and future tendencies on mobility management will be then discussed, considering the application of green economy theories to transport. Finally, the speakers will illustrate how the governance of universities and territories can shape and condition sustainable mobility management at different scales.

The encounter will also bring together the different experiences of the participating universities and territories. The main arguments that will be brought forward are related to the development of new technologies and the most recent advancements in the sustainable mobility field: urban design, parking management oriented to car use reduction, the role of alternative energies, current and future use of bicycles at campuses or CO2 compensation strategies. In addition, territorial challenges in terms of sustainable mobility will be discussed by the representatives of the Spanish, Italian, Californian or Colombian Universities.

The whole program will be published on this website in the following weeks. So, stay tuned!