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2017

XXIII International Conference Living and Walking in Cities - TOWN AND INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING FOR SAFETY AND URBAN QUALITY
15 - 16 June 2017, Brescia (Italy)

TOPICS
The International Conference “LIVING AND WALKING IN CITIES” (LWC) traditionally looks at different themes concerning the quality of life in urban areas. The goal of this event is to gather researchers, road users, administrators, technicians, city representatives and experts aiming to discuss problems that affect the safety of pedestrians in the city, especially of children and persons with reduced mobility. The conference attracts practitioners and researchers where they can find detailed presentations on policy issues, best practices and research findings across the broad spectrum of urban and transport planning. The conference covers international issues, national and local policies and the implementation of projects at the local level.
The conference presents a great opportunity for networking and forming career-spanning professional relationships. Although sessions at the Conference can be challenging in discussing matters of policy at the highest level, they can also provide good,
basic education and training opportunities. It is a conference for all stakeholders at all levels of experience. As transport practitioners and researchers throughout Europe are responding to the challenges of economic growth, social and demographic changes, the need to become more sustainable, “Living and Walking in cities” provides a forum to present and discuss all robust and affordable responses. Planners and practitioners are being asked to improve and retrofit towns, transportation infrastructure and public spaces. They are finding solutions for resilience in the face of threats posed by climate change, energy and infrastructure security; At the same time, they need to develop hard and soft measures to improve the safety of walking and cycling which affects health and fitness.

CONFERENCE THEMES
Town planning
  • Transport policies and mobility challenges towards cleaner cities
  • Reflecting climate change in transportation solutions
  • Current and Future Challenges in Mobility: From policy to implementation
  • SUMPs: Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
  • Mobility as a service
  • The relationship between “clean mobility” and shaping public space
  • Transportation solutions in (historical) urban centres


Road safety
  • Measures and strategies to enhance the safety of vulnerable road users through urban planning, vehicle design, behavioral change, innovative road safety campaigns
  • Pedestrians’ injury prevention
  • Cyclists' injury prevention
  • Pedestrian infrastructures
  • Cycling infrastructures
  • Traffic calming/30 km/h
  • Elderly and disabled mobility
  • Shared mobility
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