Moving towards the livable city of the future. Francesc Robusté CENIT - BarcelonaTech. Sustainable, safe and efficient urban mobility (“intelligent”? If it’s cost/efficient). Economic territory. Seamless door-to-door mobility “City” is a generic concept
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of the future
CENIT - BarcelonaTech
World map where distance = $cost
Economic corridors: distortion of physical territory
a social project
“The city of the future…”
is the Mediterranean city!
What will probably be NOT the future….
Europe, quo vadis?
Livable, convivial and efficient cities
Collective taxicabs and microbuses
Carsharing and shared vehicles
% system imple-menta-tion
ITS, smart cities… but do we have brains?
“Europe and the global information society” (Corfu, 1994)
”The end of distance”. 10 million teleworks in 2000
Telematics in all TERN in 2000 and in 30 metropolitan areas
Behavioral, economic and operational issues
shared / public
The extreme converge
São Paulo, 2007
Can mobility define us?
D to CBD
Unit cost (€/km)
Marginal (social) cost
Marginal income (demand)
Arthur C. Pigou (1912)
William S. Vickrey (1969)
Nobel PrizeEconomics 1996
Principles of Efficient Congestion Pricing
Carlos F. Daganzo (1995)
… and “real” planning as opposed to “false” planning:
City planning and economic territory
The city as a “large building” converges towards “zoning”....
Ildefons Cerdà´s Eixample in Barcelona = social integration project
Public Transport - Transit
Speed has a price (economic, social, environmental)
“Cities can regulate congestion with traffic lights of the XXI century”
“Ring roads and roundabouts can reach gridlock state independently of the flow”
“A Pareto optimal policy is a mix of charging and rationing”
Value pricing (Pigou, Vickrey)
“Barcelona model” of mobility:
Agreement (deal) and social consensus
Moving towards the livable city of the future
Director of CENIT (Center for Innovation in Transport, Barcelona) and Professor of Transportation at BarcelonaTech. President of the Spanish Transportation Engineering Association. Expert of World Bank, UN-Habitat, OECD-JTRC, etc. Has SCI publications in Transportation Science, Transportation Research A, B, C, and E, Transportmetrica, IEEE Transactions on ITS, Journal of Tr. Eng., Tr. Res. Record, etc.