Barcelona Global discusses metropolitan mobility with more than 50 experts
The association organizes three work sessions with more than 50 key actors in metropolitan mobility and will present a white paper proposal by next September
Barcelona Global has started this Friday, June 26, a strategic round table regarding metropolitan and sustainable mobility, with the participation of over fifty experts, to present, in September, a white paper with all concrete and transversal proposals to create a mobility framework for Barcelona and its metropolitan area.
The round table will be carried out following the Barcelona Global Challenge methodology, with three virtual work sessions, and over 50 Barcelona Global members and key actors of metropolitan mobility representing their different views and interests.
The driving team is made up of Pilar Conesa, founder and CEO of Anteverti; Ricard Font, President of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC); Josep Martínez Vila, CEO of SABA; Mariano Marzo, external director of Fundación Repsol; Josep Mateu, president of the RACC; Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Director of ISGlobal's Urban Planning, Environment, and Health Initiative; Xavier Serra, director of Technology and Innovation at Abertis; Christian Stein, General Director of Communication and Institutional Relations at SEAT; Manel Villalante, General Development and Strategy Director of RENFE; Pau Guardans, President of Barcelona Global; and Mateu Hernández, CEO of Barcelona Global.
The first session of the Challenge has featured brief presentations on some of the key themes of mobility, by the main topics regarding sustainability and health, sharing services as a new model, the role of the automobile, the railroads and neighbourhoods, new taxi services, the use of big data, parking spaces, e-commerce and product distribution, metropolitan governance, and a set of international best practice examples. In the two following sessions, specific proposals will be worked on in order to elaborate a final document that will be presented at the beginning of September.