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PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
3 Climate-neutral societies
objective
3.3 Smart green mobility
Project type
Core Project
Implementation
January 2023 - December 2025

CITYAM

The project CITYAM equips cities with tools to improve airspace management in dealing with emerging urban air mobility and scaling drone operations.
Project summary

Urban Air Mobility (UAM), its increasingly important role in cities and the tools needed to manage it, are at the core of the CITYAM project. Drones are a green and smart mobility form, but the potential, volume and sustainability of these automated vehicles in the lower airspace of our cities needs management and better planning. For this, a strategy and policies, preparation, greater awareness and more knowledge and tools are crucial. The 13-partner strong consortium with 6 ambitious cities, living lab partners, network organisations and renowned universities will develop, test and scale this. While industry works on overcoming technical challenges and the European Aviation Safety Agency pushes forward with regulations, societies in the BSR - cities and their citizens - should not idly stand by and wait until this new technology has taken permanently a larger place in our daily lives. Therefore, through close transnational cooperation, CITYAM will provide the ingredients and tools for a solid UAM strategy, to adapt city planning practices in relation to landing site and airspace management, and also to scale city-owned drone operations as part of a multimodal transport system. Increasing public officials’ capabilities, and measuring public acceptance are key to this work. Through CITYAM, the Baltic Sea region will strengthen its European frontrunner role in UAM and lead the way for local authorities to shape a responsible and sustainable use of the air in our cities.

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Budgets

CITYAM
in numbers.
  • 3.72
    Million
    Total
  • 2.97
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway

Top news

News

Stockholm: looking for drone-as-a-service!
City of Stockholm is seeking innovative ways to optimize and improve city management, and utilizing ...

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Open call for drone-as-a-service pilot – utilising drones in healthcare logistics
With the open call, the CITYAM project is seeking a drone service provider to conduct BVLOS test ...

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Amsterdam Drone Week: things we learned
The most notable yearly event for municipalities working on Urban Air Mobility (UAM) took place ...

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Setting up the evaluation framework for CITYAM

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A tool for landing site planning: first look

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Preparing for Urban Air Mobility: report from Helsinki, Stockholm, and Hamburg

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Toolkit for measuring public acceptance coming out!

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Published: Report on regulation and integration in six European countries
A new report offers an overview of national and local regulations in Baltic Sea Region countries and ...

Overview

Regulations and integration of UAM in city planning
EU cities and regions are actively exploring the potential of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to modernize their transportation systems. Before fully embracing UAM, the CITYAM project is conducting a thorough examination of existing policy plans and regulations to ensure that drones and other parts of the UAM systems can be seamlessly and safely integrated.

The Regulations and integration of UAM in city planning report summarizes current and upcoming EU-regulation and compares local regulations and regional policies in the partner countries of the project (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Germany, and Sweden). By collaborating and sharing insights, municipalities can pinpoint best practices and address shared challenges. This collaborative effort is also about ensuring they have the necessary knowledge about the needed infrastructure, like drone landing sites, and understanding public sentiment towards UAM. This comprehensive approach is designed to ensure that, when UAM is introduced, it is done in a manner that is efficient, safe, and aligned with both local and broader EU objectives.An overview: Regulations and integration of Urban Air Mobility in city planning
50 Benefitting organisations 3 Solution(s) in preparation 3 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 5 Pilotactivities 23 Organisationsin the project

CITYAM
in numbers.

  • 60.166557524.9509929
  • 60.182827724.8281208
  • 60.187084824.8265576
  • 53.55127649.983741864837398
  • 59.325117218.0710935
  • 59.40688117.9452091
  • 56.946940124.1053682
  • 58.379894726.7224985
  • 59.394974124.66761888709302
  • 58.248579826.736279808459418
  • 54.370685818.61298210330077
  • 56.949616624.1076175
  • 53.54493159.9954396

Project partners

Lead partnerForum Virium Helsinki
  • Town
    Helsinki
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Helsinki-Uusimaa
Total partner budget
795,000.00
National Land Survey of Finland
  • Town
    Espoo
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Helsinki-Uusimaa
Total partner budget
244,488.00
Aalto University
  • Town
    Espoo
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Helsinki-Uusimaa
Total partner budget
212,018.40
Hamburg Aviation
  • Town
    Hamburg
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Hamburg
Total partner budget
449,880.80
Stockholm City
  • Town
    Stockholm
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Stockholms län
Total partner budget
271,928.40
Kista Science City AB
  • Town
    Stockholm
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Stockholms län
Total partner budget
470,204.10
Riga Technical University
  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Rīga
Total partner budget
100,595.20
Tartu City Government
  • Town
    Tartu
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
Total partner budget
124,779.90
Tallinn University of Technology TalTech
  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
Total partner budget
259,416.20
Estonian Aviation Academy
  • Town
    Kambja vald
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
Total partner budget
99,905.00
The Municipality of Gdansk – The City Hall of Gdansk
  • Town
    Gdansk
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Gdański
Total partner budget
190,753.00
Riga municipality
  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Rīga
Total partner budget
197,992.00
Hamburg Port Authority (HPA)
  • Town
    Hamburg
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Hamburg
Total partner budget
300,119.00

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Events

27-28
November
Annual POLIS Conference 2024
Project: CITYAM
Virtual Meeting
27. - 28. November 2024
00:00 - 23:59 (BST)
    25-26
    June
    World Passenger Festival 2024
    Project: CITYAM
    Physical Meeting
    25. - 26. June 2024
    00:00 - 23:59 (BST)
    19-20
    June
    MOVE – Mobility re-imagined
    Project: CITYAM
    Physical Meeting
    19. - 20. June 2024
    00:00 - 23:59 (BST)
    14
    June
    Opening DronePort in Hamburg
    Project: CITYAM
    Physical Meeting
    14. June 2024
    00:00 - 23:59 (BST)
    05-09
    June
    ILA Berlin: Pioneers of Urban Air Mobility meet up in Berlin
    Project: CITYAM
    Physical Meeting
    05. - 09. June 2024
    00:00 - 23:59 (BST)
    16-18
    April
    Amsterdam Drone Week
    Project: CITYAM
    Virtual Meeting & Physical Meeting
    16. - 18. April 2024
    00:00 - 23:59 (BST)
    20-21
    March
    Autonomy Mobility World Expo: Urban Air Mobility panel
    Project: CITYAM
    Physical Meeting
    20. - 21. March 2024
    00:00 - 23:59 (BST)
    07-09
    November
    Smart City Expo World Congress: a panel discussion
    Project: CITYAM
    Physical Meeting
    07. - 09. November 2023
    00:00 - 23:59 (BST)
    04-05
    October
    Safe and Sustainable Baltic Sea Region for Future Generations – 4–5 October
    Project: CITYAM
    Physical Meeting
    04. - 05. October 2023
    07:00 - 14:30 (EEST)

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