ODRAZ on the 17th CIVITAS Forum in Graz
The CIVITAS Forum 2019 was held in Graz, Austria, from 2nd to 4th of October 2019. The 17th edition of Europe’s top sustainable urban mobility event gathered the leading figures in the field from across the continent and beyond.
This varied group of city representatives, practitioners, policymakers and academics debated and analysed the most pressing mobility topics and witnessed the pioneering solutions bringing cleaner, better transport to Europe.
At this largest European conference dedicated to sustainable mobility, ODRAZ representatives Lidija Pavić-Rogošić, Ksenija Vorberger, Marina Vojković and Marko Stančec participated on the Forum.
Going back to the future
This year’s location of Graz marked something of a CIVITAS homecoming – the very first Forum took place there in 2003. Yet mobility moves fast. The reality in Graz is different to 16 years ago, like in many cities across Europe.
But how and why have things changed in this time? What has the role of CIVITAS been in this? What must be done to ensure a continued transition towards sustainable, safe and connected mobility?
To examine these crucial questions, the CIVITAS Forum 2019 went ‘back to the future’ and looked at the interplay between new technology and classic mobility solutions in the present day. With cities turning to people-centric planning and reclaiming public space, the importance of two legs and wheels is being rediscovered.
ODRAZ director Lidija Pavić-Rogošić participated in the closing plenary. Along with other practitioners, cities and experts, she received the CIVITAS Lifetime Award for her great involvement within CIVITAS initiative.
The 18th CIVITAS Forum will be held from 29 September until 1 October 2020 in the heart of Europe and the capital of the European Union, Brussels.
* All presentations from the Forum will be available on civitas.eu