Next Generation Podium – Online Lunch Forum #2 – Accessible Delta
Next Generation Podium for Eurodelta 2023 is a symposium to bring out fresh perspectives from the young generation and create dialogues between experts practice and academia. After the success of the first two editions in 2021 and 2022, a third edition of the Next Generation Podium is to continue to explore further the future developments of the Eurodelta. This edition is a 5 day program open to students, young researchers and professionals working in the field of architecture, design, urban studies, economic geography and spatial planning. Online lecture series will take place from 12.00-13:30pm between the 20th and 22nd of March as lunch forums that focus on three critical themes that the region grapples with:
Lunch Forum #1 Circular Delta
Accelerating the circular transition. Understanding how transnational exchange can inform circular choices on different scale for integrated sustainable development.
Lunch Forum #2 Accessible Delta
Connecting through corridors. Understanding how we can implement innovative tools and recommendations for cross-border mobility and infrastructure by learning from research.
Lunch Forum #3 Fluid Delta
Cooling and flowing water networks. Understanding how water networks can be elements of social and geographical identity and cooperation at local and cross-border levels.
The lunch forum on Accessible Delta will be moderated by the Rhine-Alpine EGTC Director Dr. Cecilia Braun. Next Generation Podium for Eurodelta 2023 is being hosted as a part of UN New York Water Week.
For more information see: https://deltametropool.nl/activiteit/knowledge-platform-symposium-2023/
PLANET – Final Advisory Board Meeting
On 8 March 2023, the final Advisory Board Meeting of the PLANET project took place as the closing event to the final consortium meeting of PLANET. The discussions centred on 2 key aspects of the PLANET project: commercialisation and experimentation. The purpose was to develop ideas & recommendations to improve the project ́s business plan and support (possible) future implementation by fine-tuning the workings and modus operandi of the Living Labs (LLs). Selected sections (commercialisation and experimentation) of the PLANET project were presented at the event:
- Commercialisation and business plan development based on input and feedbacks for the design of PLANET technologies and a viable business solutions.
- LL1 – Physical Internet and blockchain for optimised door-to-door Asia-Europe corridors –Mediterranean Corridor. LL1 ́s key objective is to evaluate how novel technologies and concepts such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Machine Learning or Physical Internet can enhance the efficiency of the processes and operations performed along the door-to-door (D2D) transport and logistics in the link between the Maritime Silk Road and EU internal corridors.
- LL2 – Synchromodal dynamic management of TEN-T & intercontinental flows promoting rail transport. LL2 ́s focus on the synchromodal management of TEN-T and intercontinental rail freight flows, utilising the Port of Rotterdam as the principal smart EGTN node centering rail focused transport chains. It focuses on intercontinental rail freight between China and the EU, but also on linking China and Russia through Rotterdam to/from USA and the UK (shortsea and ocean freight).
- LL3 – IoT for Silk Road Route – reliable, transparent and fully connected corridor from China to the EU. LL3’s focus on streamlining logistic processes in flows from China to Europe along the Silk Road by implementing Internet of Things (IoT) technologies (based on the Electronic Product Code Information Services, EPCIS, platform) and GS1 standards that facilitate transmission of data between the partners involved in the e-commerce operations.
Commission guides Member States on sustainable urban mobility planning
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On 8 March, the European Commission adopted a Recommendation designed to help Member States support their towns and cities in cutting transport emissions and improving urban mobility. The 430 major cities along the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) will receive support to develop their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). The Commission recommends putting in place national programmes to support urban mobility planning and implementation, managed by a dedicated office. Support for cities should include guidance materials, training programmes and capacity building, as well as technical expertise and financial support. Peer learning and networking between cities and towns will be encouraged through the sharing of good practices. Coordinated awareness-raising campaigns are also envisaged. The Commission will invite representatives from national programme management offices to work with the new Expert Group on Urban Mobility. As a follow-up to the Commission’s Urban Mobility Framework of 2021, the Recommendation updates the concept of SUMPs to integrate the latest policy developments and strategies to reduce road fatalities in cities, address climate change, and make use of new mobility services. Source: https://transport.ec.europa.eu/news/commission-guides-member-states-sustainable-urban-mobility-planning-2023-03-09_en
07.03.2023 Deutschlandtakt to be completed in 2070 instead in 2030? / Investor event for beneficiaries of EU-funded R&I projects in energy, transport and Euratom / Multimodal Digital Mobility Services to come?
20.02.2023 Crossing Borders with the Rhine - River as a Corridor / Green shipping: experiences from EU funded projects / LANUV report on the effects of inland shipping NOx emissions on urban air quality