Smart Cities

The concept of the Smart City has been emerging over recent years at the level of policy and directives of the European Union and the national governments. The Smart City is a city that performs well, capable of resolving citizens’ problems in the most important sectors affecting urban quality: reduction of energy consumption and pollution, social cohesion, health, good administration and the accessibility and quality of the services of mobility and transport.
The European and non-European cities that are recognised as being most attractive and productive demonstrate that there can be no “smart” city without a “smart” mobility. This has to be based, on the one hand, on cooperation between the various mobility services (co-modality), and on the other – and more importantly – on efficient, extensive and quality collective transport services.
As we see it, the “Smart City” should not be taken as a model that all cities ought to conform to, but rather as a method for investigating the needs and requirements of the city, so as to support the design, realisation and integration of the solutions and services best suited to meet the demands of the citizens.

Smart Cities news

MemEx participated at the POLIS2020 Annual Conference on the 02nd December focused on accessibility issues in the current transport system. Andrea Lorenzini presented the key results of the SMARTA project, highlighting how it is time to put rural mobility higher on the EU Agenda. It is time to act now, ensuring equal access to all! […]

ISTEN – Integrated and Sustainable Transport in Efficient Network, project funded by the Transnational Cooperation Programme Interreg ADRION 2014-2020 comes to an end in November 2020. MemEx supported the Lead Partner in the overall project management and the partner ITL in the elaboration of the “Local Actions Plans Portfolio” and the “Strategic Action Plan” paving the […]

Memex in collaboration with VECTOS organised the webinar “Time to Act for Rural Mobility” on the 5th November within the SMARTA project. The webinar aimed to discuss the main issues of integrating different forms of shared mobility solutions with the conventional public transport. The cross-cutting themes were (i) what does “integration” mean for rural shared […]