Three days of Intensive Lab for smart Genoa
On the 14th and 16th of May the City of Genoa hosted the Intensive Lab Session, three days of discussion in the context of TRANSFORM, the European Project part of the VII Framework Program.
The Intensive Lab Session was focused on the Voltri seaside area Mela Verde, an area already an object of investigation in the European Projects Cat Med and Urbany Empathy, and the City Urban Plan (PUC), and therefore identified as the proper area to be analysed for the TRANSFORM project.
Representatives of the Genoa’s Municipality and the Municipio VII Ponente took part in the lab, together with those of the European partner in the project (Amsterdam, Vienna, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Lyon), the Genoa Port Authority, RFI – Italian Railway Company, the local stakeholder (local associations), technical experts and students.
The activities centered on three main themes:
1. Energy (smart grid + heat pumps seawater)
2. Mobility (railway metro gate + intermodality public transport)
3. Governance (Cat Med & Urban Empathy – Association Genova Smart City and other ways to promote process)
The main goal was to collaborate in order to translate ideas and proposals in a more concrete set of projects and to identify concrete solutions to make Genoa into a smart city, a city who can better the quality of life of its citizens through an integrated strategic planning led by local leadership.