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Workshops within the framework of the polisMOBILITY conference

At polisMOBILITY expo & conference 2023 we are offering workshops for the first time. The two-part workshops are aimed at employees of municipal administrations and offer the opportunity to deepen knowledge and skills.

Registration takes place in the course of registering for the regular event ticket. The workshops are included in the ticket price - but it is important to be quick because places are limited.

Important notice

To participate in a polisMOBILITY workshop, you need a mandatory event ticket. Furthermore, an additional registration for the respective workshop is necessary in the Ticket Shop, as the number of participants is limited. There are no additional costs for you.

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Workshop 1 - Parking space management as a key component of the mobility transition

Date: 24.05.2023
Time: 12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Part I: openSTAGE, Part II: Media Lounge

Parking management is an essential contribution to controlling mobility in the neighborhood and rethinking urban space, thus contributing to a livable city and attractive public spaces. Nevertheless, the introduction of parking management measures is often discussed intensively and controversially, as it can be accompanied by changes in everyday mobility. Therefore, addressing this issue is a challenge for municipal administrations as well as for policymakers. The aim of this two-part workshop is to provide tools to better deal with these challenges.

Detailed information about the workshop

Part I - 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Location: openSTAGE

In a keynote speech, Anne Klein-Hitpass (German Institute of Urban Affairs, difu) will address theses and suggestions from her many years of experience. The impulse lecture will address the following topics, among others:

  • Why is parking management necessary?
  • What are the advantages of introducing resident parking? What are the experiences with increasing resident parking fees?
  • How do I create acceptance among residents?
  • How do I create a good data basis?
  • What are the synergy effects of parking concepts in cooperation with pedestrian and bicycle traffic concepts or climate protection plans?
  • How can a reduction of free parking reduce CO2 pollution and increase the quality of life and stay in inner city areas?

The impulse lecture serves as a basis for Part II.

Part II - 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. , Location: Media Lounge

In the workshop part, topics and questions from the previous input will be taken up. What experiences have the participants already made? What challenges do those responsible and involved from administration, initiatives, associations, police, politics, etc. see? The workshop participants will be able to exchange experiences and learn about best practices and ways to overcome obstacles. Furthermore, an in-depth dialogue with the impulse speaker is possible. Possible topics could be:

  • What experiences have other cities had? How did they go about it? What worked well? (Opportunity to exchange experiences)
  • How do I refute the common counter-arguments and myths: Are parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of retail stores really absolutely necessary to ensure turnover? Are parking fees socially unjust?
  • Pointing out alternatives and advantages: There are usually sufficient parking stalls - just not always free of charge directly in front of the door.
  • Thinking about exceptions: Parking space for mobility-impaired people or delivery traffic is preserved.
  • What prices are fair? How expensive can parking for residents be?

The event will be moderated by ifok. The results will be documented on pin boards. Every experience - positive or negative - is valuable and can be taken up as learning for the future.

The event will be held in German.

Workshop 2 - Communication and citizen participation as a prerequisite for a successful mobility turnaround

Date: 26.05.2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Part I: activeSTAGE, Part II: Media Lounge

The special challenge of the mobility turnaround lies in the fact that the necessary changes have a direct impact on people's everyday lives. A process of change that can therefore only be successful together with the people. But how can communication and citizen participation succeed in such a multi-layered and challenging transformation process as the mobility turnaround? How can we take courageous steps toward a mobility turnaround together with citizens? How can a results-oriented dialog be established between concerns, fears and reservations on the one hand and wishes, expectations and requirements on the other? We will address these questions in a two-part workshop.

Detailed information about the workshop

Part I - 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Location: activeSTAGE

In a keynote speech, Frank Zimmermann (ifok GmbH) will address the following topics against the background of his very broad experience both in the field of citizen participation and in the topic of mobility transition, and will then be available for questions:

  • Communication as the first stage of citizen participation
  • Successful communication of the mobility transition: Experiences from practice
  • Co-designing citizen participation: Interaction between citizens, administration and politics
  • What is (good) citizen participation?
  • What questions do I need to answer in advance to ensure that participation processes succeed?
  • Does citizen participation require a new way of working on the part of the administration?
  • Good examples and bad experiences: What has worked and where do stumbling blocks lurk?
  • Is it all a question of format? Between participation of the "usual suspects" and random selection

The impulse lecture serves as the basis for Part II.

Part II 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Location: Media Lounge

In this second workshop part, topics and issues from the previous input are taken up and there is room for a moderated exchange. What experiences, successes and problems have the participants had so far in involving citizens in shaping the mobility transition? The workshop participants will be able to exchange ideas among themselves and at the same time enter into an in-depth dialog with the speaker. "That sounds good, but...?" "It's all taking far too long anyway - and then citizen participation as well...?" The workshop participants are invited to listen carefully, to contribute, to ask questions, to learn from each other - in short: to enter into an open exchange. As the workshop builds on the previous input, we ask you to participate in Part I as well.

The event will be moderated by ifok. Both parts are in German language only.

Workshop 3 - From Active mobility to sharing mobility: New and “old” urban mobility & public space, how to deal with them.

Date: 24.05.2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wo? Congress Centre East, Kristallsaal

The car is becoming less important in the city, but the variety of other smaller vehicles is increasing. Larger vehicles are slowly being replaced by smaller ones, both for passenger transport and logistics. How can we give them an appropriate place in public space? In this workshop, following inspiring suggestions from experts from Germany and the Netherlands, we will look at the future of sustainable urban mobility and how to connect with a better design of public space.

  • Part 1: Input experts from Germany and the Netherlands
  • Part 2: moderated workshop groups
  • Part 3: Summary and Follow-Ups
  • (Part 4: Presentation of results at the openSTAGE)

The workshop will be held in English.

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