Call for good urban practices examples to be shared across Europe

In early December URBACT launched a call for Good Practices, inviting Europe’s cities to put forward their most effective examples. The call remains open until 31st March. Across... continue

17 Jan 2017RUDI News
Autonomous shuttle pilots connect travellers to bus, bike and car-sharing services

Autonomous shuttle pilots connect travellers to bus, bike and car-sharing services

EasyMile, an electric vehicle producer founded in 2014, specialises in providing both software powering autonomous vehicles and last mile smart mobility solutions. Together with public transport company Kolumbus and Forus PRT, EasyMile will start a pilot project at the Forus PRT business park in Stavenger, Norway, starting... continue

22 Dec 2016RUDI News
Vienna: streets as places

Vienna: streets as places

With a population of nearly 2.5 million people in its greater metropolitan area, Vienna is the... continue

8 Nov 2016RUDI News
Cities can play a key role in promoting electric vehicles

Cities can play a key role in promoting electric vehicles

A recent CIVITAS Insight report on EVs outlines how cities can play a key role in promoting electric vehicles. Ideally, they would blend a structured and effective e-mobility strategy with a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan,... continue

12 Sep 2016RUDI News

Rising sense of health consciousness amongst residents of Europe’s capital cities

UK internet searches relating to air pollution have increased up to 750% in the last ten years according to Nissan, producer of the zero emission electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF. The popularity of search terms “best air purifier” and “air quality index” both rose by a... continue

16 Aug 2016RUDI News

Vast majority of London planning officers do not see the benefits of neighbourhood forums, suggests survey
Juliana ORourke

On 31 March 2012, the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) came into effect. The 65 page document replaced over 1300 pages in various planning policy statements and planning policy guidance notes. London company Sitematch has recently surveyed London planners to see how they are responding to... continue

1 Jul 2013RUDI News

Calls grow for root and branch review of transport appraisal
Juliana ORourke

Pressure was growing this week for a fundamental review of the way transport projects are appraised, amid claims that the existing system fails to reflect Government objectives and produces misleading results. Liberal Democrat transport spokesman Norman Baker criticised the New Approach to... continue

24 Mar 2010RUDI News

Local economic assessments (LEAs) should form key part of evidence base for Local Development Frameworks, says CLG
Juliana ORourke

The Government has stressed that the proposed new requirement for local economic assessments (LEAs) should form a key part of the evidence base for the preparation of Local Development Frameworks. That expectation has been highlighted in draft guidance on the new requirement, due to come into... continue

27 Aug 2009RUDI News

Project to design online pattern-book of housing designs suitable for 'self procurement'
Juliana ORourke

An organisation promoting Enabled Self Procurement, also known as ESP, and its partner programme, ESP-sim (Enabled Self Procurement Simulation) is launching an international open ideas competition to assemble an on-line pattern-book of housing designs suitable for 'self procurement' in the UK. The... continue

19 Nov 2007RUDI News

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