Designing Mobility in a City in Transition. Challenges from the Case of Palermo

  • Ignazio Vinci University of Palermo, Department of Architecture and Polytechnic School
  • Salvatore Di Dio University of Palermo, Department of Energy, Information Engineering and Mathematical Models
Keywords: Urban planning, Smart mobility, Urban regeneration

Abstract

Transport policy is one of the most crucial sectors in the process of adaptation of contemporary cities to the challenge of sustainable development. For its close relation with social habits and people behaviors, in fact, innovation in transports play a strategic role both in the decreasing of the environmental impact of mobility and in the improvement of the quality of the built environment. To do so, however, cities need to reach a more effective integration between transport policy and land-use planning, as well as taking full advantage by the spreading of new technologies. In this context, this paper discusses the challenges provided by the reshaping of the transport system in the metropolitan area of Palermo, the second larger city in Southern Italy. It attempts to explore, particularly, the potential connections between the future “hard factors” of the transport policy – as a result of the programme of infrastructural improvement under realization in the urban area –, with other “soft factors”, such as the practices of social innovation in the field of mobility with the help of ICTs and other opportunities for urban regeneration linked to the reshaping of the transport system.

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Author Biographies

Ignazio Vinci, University of Palermo, Department of Architecture and Polytechnic School
Ignazio Vinci is Assistant professor of Urban Planning at the Polytechnic School of the University of Palermo.
Salvatore Di Dio, University of Palermo, Department of Energy, Information Engineering and Mathematical Models

Salvatore Di Dio is Phd student in Models, Technologies and Systems for Energy and Information at the University of Palermo.

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Published
2014-05-15
How to Cite
Vinci, I., & Di Dio, S. (2014). Designing Mobility in a City in Transition. Challenges from the Case of Palermo. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment. https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/2514