Bergamo 2.035 announced the start of a new two-year program focused on the analysis of mobility models and transportation experiences to reconcile economic development, quality of life and environmental protection.
Bergamo, 25 November 2015 – Is Bergamo ready for future self-driving cars? Urban mobility and its crucial role in contemporary cities will be the central focus of next two-year research study of “REAL Cities – Bergamo 2.035 | Smarter Citizens”–a multi-year project promoted by the University of Bergamo and the Pesenti Foundation, with the partnership of the City of Bergamo.
On the beginning of the new academic year (2015-2016), Bergamo 2.035 intends to focus on the evolution of people’s mobility and logistics with respect to urban development. The research work will address the need for prefiguration and proposition of new scenarios where new, and not exclusively technological, solutions will translate into sustainable improvements tailored to the actual needs of citizens and stakeholder.
In particular, the research will focus both on the integration of emerging technology-driven trends–-associated with the evolution of mobility and transport system–into the built environment and its infrastructures, and on the users adaptation and eventual adoption of new practices.
With special focus on the city of Bergamo, the research work aims at investigating the complex interaction between people’s behaviors/needs and the new modes of transport in fast changing human-built environments, enhancing, even unexpected, development and design opportunities, while stimulating innovative multi-level urban growth. In this context, Bergamo is an ideal urban prototype and a point of reference that can be replicated in various small and medium-sized in Europe and in other similar contexts.
“ “Urban Mobility and Analysis” is one of the six areas of focus of the “REAL Cities – Bergamo 2.035 | Smarter Citizens” research program promoted by the University of Bergamo with the scientific collaboration of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and the support of the Pesenti Foundation..
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