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On 12 May, at 5:00 p.m. CET, the ‘Mobility Patterns from a Gender Perspective’ meetup organized by CARNET and the UPC was held in Barcelona at Cal l’Alier and streamed online. Over 50 online attendees listened to the presentations of several specialists in urban mobility who discussed ideas, challenges, and contributions to gender equality in urban mobility (UM) made from their areas of expertise (academia, industry, and public administration). Silvia Casorrán, Counsellor of Mobility and Accessibility for...

A six-day online hackathon, 60 participants, and three challenges focused on optimization of mobility, traffic safety and healthy future of cities. During the first edition of Citython Eindhoven, the Netherlands, which took place from 28 May to 2 June, multidisciplinary teams of young professionals put their creativity to the test, finding innovative mobility solutions to make 21st century cities more liveable. Organized by CARNET (coordinated by CIT UPC) in collaboration with the City of Eindhoven, the Breda...

The first edition of Citython for 2021 is about to begin. Eindhoven Citython is looking for innovative young professionals – from architects and urban planners to data scientists and engineers – to solve mobility challenges in cities. This year's event takes place online and focuses on the optimization of mobility, traffic safety and a healthy future of cities. The event is part of a larger project financed by EIT Urban Mobility, a body supported by European...

CARNET organized the VI edition of the Symposium on Urban Mobility Challenges: Boosting Mobility Innovation with COVID-19, held on 16 November in an online format, in the context of the 50th anniversary of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC). The annual event leading mobility innovation, brought together renowned international experts who shared their perspective on how the pandemic is affecting mobility and the opportunities that arise for stakeholders to design innovative solutions that can...

How can we re-imagine our cities to make them safer, more sustainable, and ready for new models of mobility and social interaction? That is the question that participants faced during the 2020 Citython editions, which took our urban mobility hackathon to the cities of Barcelona (Spain), Lublin (Poland), and Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Organised by CARNET (an initiative coordinated by CIT UPC) with the support of EIT Urban Mobility, the three Citython editions brought together a total of...

For the sixth consecutive year, CARNET is organising the Symposium on “Urban Mobility Challenges”. CARNET will bring together speakers from the industrial sector and the academic world, to present their knowledge of new technologies and the latest innovations related to mobility. In recent years, the mobility industry has undergone very rapid changes. The vertiginous speed at which key technologies are advancing in areas of the sector, such as connected autonomous vehicles, electrification, and new mobility services, creates...

Organized by CARNET (coordinated by CIT UPC) in collaboration with BIT Habitat, with the involvement of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the support of EIT Urban Mobility, Citython 2020 brought together 66 international students and experts from different areas—from data scientists and developers to urban planners— to design the solutions that will help to shape the future of our cities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all three editions of this year’s Citythons will...

Citython is the new type of hackathon in which multidisciplinary teams of students from different backgrounds and expertise compete to propose the best solutions to urban mobility challenges. EIT Urban Mobility is a European initiative, bringing together cities, universities, research centres and industry, to work jointly on mobility innovations and make cities more liveable. As part of EIT Urban Mobility’s core activities, three Citythons will be organised in 2020 across Europe. The first, in July, will...

Gentrification, lack of accessibility, air pollution, environmental degradation and waste-disposal problems are exacerbated by the increasing population density and demands of urban areas. Cities today face many challenges, and the cities of tomorrow will deal with more if we do not take action to prevent them. How can cities properly respond to today’s challenges and perhaps tomorrow’s challenges too? Citython 2019, an opportunity for citizens, students and experts to dream up original ideas and unconventional solutions to tackle...