Cities Forum 2017
 

Air Quality

Focus

Poor air quality is one of the most important environmental factors influencing health of our citizens living in urban areas. Air quality is a complex issue requiring pollutants and sources control at EU level and effective implementation at national and local level. It requires coordinated efforts at national, regional and local level.

In this workshop you will visit the Theatre Square. The theatres surrounding it have taken the initiative to turn the square into a healthy and livable landmark. During the tour you will learn about the successes and pittfalls encountered by the project team.

After lunch we will have three presentations from different cities (London, Eindhoven, Rotterdam) touching on the impact of traffic and traffic emissions on air quality and the options for cities to reduce the impact from traffic.

The second part of the day will be focussed on the action plan delivered by the partnership. Six actions to improve the legislative, knowledge and financial base for a healthy air quality in cities. You will be invited to reflect on the actions and take an active role in achieving results through these actions

For more information about the Urban Agenda, please click here
For more information on the Air Quality Partnership, please click here

Draft programme

10.30 - 11.00:Welcome coffee
11.00 - 12.30:Site visit
12.30 - 13.15:
Lunch at Rotterdam City Hall
13.15 - 13.30: Presentation 1 (Vanishing Traffic, by city of Eindhoven)
13.30 - 13.45:Presentation 2 (Traffic management, by city of Rotterdam)
13.45 - 14.00:
Presentation 3 (Air Quality Management, by Greater London Authority)
14.00 - 16.15:Presentations on findings and action plan, followed by discussions by Members of the Urban Partnership on Air Quality
16.15 - 16.30: Conclusions
16.30: Bus to Katendrecht (SS Rotterdam)

Location

Stadhuis, Coolsingel 40, Rotterdam


Background information on Air Quality

Members of the Partnership

  • Cities: Constanta, Helsinki/HSY, London, Milano, Utrecht;
  • Member States: The Netherlands (Coordinator), Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland;
  • Stakeholders: Consortium Clean Air Ruhr Area (represented by the city of Duisburg), EUROCITIES, URBACT, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL);
  • European Commission: DG REGIO, DG ENV, DG RTD, JRC, DG ENER, DG MOVE, DG AGRI, DG GROW.

Please click here to access the background paper