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The challenge of sustainable territorial mobilities!

The OrbiMob’ Clermont Auvergne launch week, from November 2 to 6, 2020, was a great success
thanks to the remarkable mobilization of all in these COVID times.

The speeches of the various speakers, whom we feel very grateful to,  are viewable on this site (french version).

OrbiMob', a collective ambition !

OrbiMob’ is the collective ambition of a territory – that of the Clermont-Ferrand metropolis and the Auvergne region – which sets itself the challenge of becoming, in 6 years, a center of reference in the fields of education, research , experimentation, citizen mobilization and economic development on the transformation of territorial mobilities towards more efficient and sustainable solutions.

 The success of OrbiMob’ will depend on the capacity of Clermont Auvergne University [present at 7 Auvergne sites (Aurillac, Le Puy-en-Velay, Issoire, Clermont-Ferrand, Vichy, Montluçon, Moulins)] and associated schools (UC2A), the whole local education system, socio-economic actors and local authorities to work in close symbiosis to innovate and attract new talents, national and international.

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Crédit : Le Connecteur
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Crédit : Joël Damase - Clermont Auvergne Métropole

This ambition will be based on the best known global experiences and on the original initiatives of regional actors. Unlike the urban mobility of very large cities – which receive special attention around the world, with a large number of ongoing experiments and often substantial budgets – territorial mobilities are still virtually orphans despite the fact that they actually structure the personal and economic life of the majority of the world’s population, who lives in less densely populated areas revolving around medium and small cities.

OrbiMob’ intends to quickly embody leadership on this subject, where local, but also global, challenges are considerable. Innovation, pragmatism, close collaboration, inclusiveness, well-being of citizens, financial frugality and economic dynamism will be at the heart of this exciting project.

Launch of OrbiMob'

02 > 06 november 2020

Events will happen in the 4 “départements” of Auvergne ! *

*Puy-de-Dôme | Allier | Cantal | Haute-Loire

From 02 to 06 November 2020, OrbiMob’ will launch its “phase 1” of territorial mobilization and action.

For 5 days, a series of events touching different facets of the necessary transformation of mobility will be organized on 6 sites: Aurillac, Clermont-Ferrand, Le Puy-en-Velay, Montluçon, Moulins, Vichy.

Open to all, face-to-face (in compliance with health standards) and remotely, they will notably enable territorial actors to become more fully aware of the enormous human potential that the academic world of Auvergne has available on the subject of Mobility and to begin laying the foundations for extended cooperation. The Internet will help us make our ambition known internationally.

Mobility and …

… health + engineering + culture + architectural heritage + economic activities + lifestyles + data + cybersecurity + transformation momentum + disabilities + new energies…
are all on the program for this full week of events which, thanks to the tenacious work of UCA, Clermont Auvergne Métropole, ESC Clermont Business School, Macéo and many actors from other Auvergne cities that will host events, will take place … despite all the obstacles generated by the coronavirus !

This is a clear sign that OrbiMob' intends to take up the challenge it has given itself, whatever the hazards !

My Bus / Crédit : Valentin Uta-Clermont Auvergne Métropole
My Bus / Crédit : Valentin Uta-Clermont Auvergne Métropole

An innovative, collaborative approach !

The launch of OrbiMob’, the thematic ambition on sustainable mobilities initiated by Patrick Oliva – a good connoisseur of transport, energy and environment topics at the international level – was made possible thanks to a prompt support from Clermont Auvergne University, Clermont Auvergne Métropole, Michelin and ESC Clermont Business School.

This circle very quickly expanded to no less than 50 Auvergne actors, both public and private, fascinated by the idea of carrying out an ambitious collaborative and interactive project, inclusive of all citizens of the territory. Local governments, mobility-organizing authorities, socio-economic and academic players, State services, associations… have all expressed their commitment to work together to make this ambition a reality, with the support of recognized international organizations.

The assets of the Clermont Auvergne region are numerous. But many active projects have so far remained too isolated or modest in size. It is now a matter of bringing them into synergism and showing our common desire to more radically transform the landscape of our daily mobilities. To overcome some of the Covid-derived constraints, the November launch event will focus essentially on academic partners, but the subsequent deployment phases will gradually reach all interested players, at the same time as an effective project governance will be designed.

* Page in French

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