International Conference “LIVING AND WALKING IN CITIES” (LWC) - Brescia (Italy), 15-16 June 2017

The International Conference “LIVING AND WALKING IN CITIES” (LWC) will take place on 15-16 June 2017 in Brescia, Italy. The conference looks at different themes concerning the quality of life in urban areas with a strong focus on walking and cycling.

Brescia city centre

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. 

 “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. 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 FOR 2017

Road safety:

Measures and strategies to enhance the safety of vulnerable road users through urban planning, vehicle design, behavioural 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

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

More info on the conference website here