City of Ghent

For over 40 years, the City of Ghent has been managing mobility through sustainable urban mobility policies. This resulted amongst other things in further expanding the large pedestrian area in the historic centre. Furthermore, in April 2017 all cross-City traffic arteries were cut to prevent car traffic from passing through the City centre.

The City now plans to intensify its focus on multimodal journeys. The realisation of a multimodal traffic centre to inform citizens is a key element of the City of Ghent’s latest mobility plan (Strategic Mobility Vision 2030).

A lot of small- to medium-sized cities around the world, like Ghent, want to get a grip on traffic and mobility. Building separate, traditional traffic management centres for all these cities is most likely not the answer. They require huge investments and people watching screens 24/7. On top of that, the majority of trips are not undertaken by car and cities want to encourage walking and cycling in their mobility plans. How can this be achieved when the main focus of traffic management is on cars? And how can cities prepare for disruptive technologies when their traffic Control centres haven’t changed a lot since the seventies?

July 2, 2019

SOC2019: Developing apps as a student job / Blog

Summer of Code 2019 is a hackathon lasting four weeks. It takes place in July. The event offers students living in Belgium the opportunity to develop open source projects under specialist supervision that can then be put into practice. More than 75 development, design and communication students have taken up the challenge. The programme that […]

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July 2, 2019

Apps ontwikkelen als studentenjob /

Summer of Code 2019 is een hackaton van vier weken, die plaatsheeft in de maand juli. Het event biedt studenten die in België verblijven de kans om onder vakkundige begeleiding opensourceprojecten te ontwikkelen, die nadien in de praktijk kunnen gebruikt worden. Meer dan 75 ontwikkelaars, ontwerpers en communicatiestudenten gingen de uitdaging aan. Ook de ontwikkeling […]

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