Wednesday, January 26

We celebrate ‘Sustainable cities’, a meeting to discuss the cities of the future

What opportunities does the conversion into Smart Cities offer for small and medium-sized cities in terms of mobility? What role will private companies play in this transition? What benefits will it bring to citizens? What does urban mobility look like? Smart? What environmental impact does urban mobility have? How should this sector be regulated? What role does the electric vehicle have in the city of the future?

Next Monday, December 13, from 6:00 p.m. we will celebrate the virtual meeting ‘Sustainable cities’. A debate moderated by Gumersindo Lafuente, Opinion director of elDiario.es, in which we will talk about all these issues by the hand of Cecilia Reguero, responsible for sustainability of the mobility area of ​​Acciona and Antonio Lucio, professor of mobility and sustainable cities in EOI.

According to the United Nations, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban centers. In Spain, despite decentralization as a result of the growth of teleworking after the pandemic, 80% of the population is concentrated in urban areas, which account for only 20% of the territory, ranking among the countries with the highest percentage of urban population in all the European Union.

One of the problems generated by the concentration in these centers is derived from the needs of urban mobility, both for journeys within the cities themselves, and to access them, since this situation leads to traffic jams, improper use of urban land , noise and environmental pollution.

To respond to this situation, the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA) will have 17,000 million euros available from the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, of which 13,000 will be allocated to sustainable mobility throughout the country, improving the environments urban areas and public transport and promoting the creation of low emission zones.

Furthermore, apart from institutional investment, public awareness is one of the keys to the transition towards sustainable mobility. The other great handicap is regulation, which is right now one of the great debates in urban areas.

The meeting ‘Sustainable cities’ can be followed from this page on Monday, December 13 from 6:00 p.m., will also be broadcast through social networks Facebook, Twitter Y Twitch.

We will wait for you!





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