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

The LIFE ASPIRE webinar focused on freight distribution in small/midsized historic towns and related Covid-19 impacts took place on the 4th March with the participation of more than 40 interested stakeholders among city representatives, logistics operators, academics and professionals. Key outcomes from LIFE ASPIRE project activities in Lucca and Zadar as well as some interesting […]

Are you interested in knowing better the SMARTA project? MemEx is glad to announce that the project promotional video is now online. Watching the video, you will get to know the activities and most important results reached by the project in few minutes. The video is available on YouTube at this link. The SMARTA project – […]

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! […]