The urban transport infrastructure and mobility are dynamically developing in accordance with many factors, including public attitudes, technology penetration, adaptation of urban plans and strategies. The transition to sustainable mobility requires coordinated efforts and sharing of knowledge, but each city takes a different approach to achieving the same end goal - greener, more sustainable and more efficient transport. Sofia will review various trends, good practices and priorities in the development of urban infrastructure and the improvement of mobility within the Urban Infrastructure & Mobility Forum 2021, which will be held on March 18 in partnership with Sofia Development Association.
The SDA team contributes to the development of sustainable mobility not only through the partnership with the Urban Infrastructure & Mobility Forum 2021, but also through the work on the first Bulgarian project funded by the EU's Urban Innovative Actions Initiative - INNOAIR. The initiative enables large European cities to test innovative, creative, but also risky solutions to urban challenges, and the thematic area in which Sofia works on is "innovative solutions for achieving sustainable urban mobility". The project consortium includes 2 universities, 2 non-profit organizations, 2 companies and 1 national public body, and the leading partner is Sofia Municipality.
Among the speakers at the forum in the session "Priority projects and capital programs - urban infrastructure, mobility, public transport and parking" is the Deputy Mayor for "Transport and Urban Mobility" in Sofia Municipality and project manager of INNOAIR - Kristian Krastev. He will present the development of Sofia in the field of mobility, as well as innovative practices for improving urban infrastructure such as the upcoming testing of on demand green public transport within the INNOAIR project. The same panel will include Dimitar Dilchev - Executive Director of another partner organization in the project - the Urban Mobility Centre.
Detailed information about the event and a registration link can be found HERE.