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The International Mobility Congress took place in Sitges on 25-26 October. In this context, CARNET was invited to various activities. Dr. Monika Bachofner participated in a round table about global experiences in sustainable mobility. What in the West is already considered outdated, in emerging countries can represent a revolution. Experiences and success stories from three different continents were presented during the session, considering also how to boost relationships between such diverse territories and improve their cooperation links. As...

For the eighth consecutive year, CARNET is organising the Symposium on Urban Mobility Challenges, this year focusing on Public-Private Partnerships in Urban Mobility to Accelerate Innovation and held, as it has been traditionally, at the Campus Nord of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC). As in prior editions, CARNET will bring together speakers from the industrial sector and the academic world, to present their knowledge of new technologies and the latest innovations related to...

Citython 2022 brought its first New European Bauhaus (NEB) edition with the event in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) on 30 September - 2 October. A hackathon focused on the NEB values of re-connecting with nature, re-gaining a sense of community and belonging, and prioritising the places and people that need it the most. The event gathered participants with expertise in urban planning, architecture, engineering, data science, transport, IT, and business creation from all around the world, split into...

The new office spaces of CARNET were officially inaugurated on Monday, 19 September 2022, at the new location at the Nexus II building on c/ Jordi Girona, 29. CARNET’S industrial partners, CARNET’s academic committee, partners from public transportation agencies, sector companies, as well as city representatives, came to celebrate this important step for CARNET in a casual ambiance at the new office. Dr. Lluis Jofre-Roca, academic director of CARNET, expressed his gratitude for the space provided by...

In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SODs), healthy and efficient mobility systems are pushed forward by public authorities and regulators. Environmental, social, and economic aspects might change the rules of the game in the mobility of the future, a historically highly regulated ecosystem. In response to these facts, most European cities are implementing Low Emission Zones (LEZ). Public authorities of Barcelona and its Metropolitan Area (AMB), have made a great effort to move towards...

On 9 June, Dr. Estanislau Roca, architect and member of CARNET’s academic board, participated in the opening ceremony of the Fifth Week of Spanish Architecture at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran. During the act, Spain's Ambassador to Iran Ángel Losada introduced the two invited exposers, Dr. Estanislau Roca and Francisco Mangado, whose work will be on display at the Paiz Gallery. Dr. Estanislau Roca is a renowned architect whose research focuses on the public space and...

Third-year International Spatial Development students from Breda University of Applied Sciences (NL) went on a field trip to Barcelona between 20 and 24 April with the objective to explore the urban planning traditions of the city and visit companies operating in the domains of urban design, planning, and mobility. On 22 April, the students visited Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) (Campus North and South) where the offices of CARNET are located. Dr. Mónika Bachofner (Research...

On 14 and 15 March, Dr Nikolai Ardey, Executive Director at Volkswagen Group Innovation, visited Barcelona. During his two day visit, he held meetings at the SEAT S.A. factory in Martorell, CASA SEAT and SEAT:CODE in the Barcelona city centre and CARNET, at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) Campus Nord.  CARNET is a centre of excellence for the future of urban mobility, which started in 2015 as an initiative of Volkswagen Group Innovation,...

CARNET will lead the SME Hub Programme and participate in the E-Mobility Accelerator, 5G Turbo Programme, and UAM Accelerator The Acceleration programmes have the goal of boosting urban mobility start-ups by offering acceleration services and pilots in major European cities CARNET will be the leader of the consortium that will implement the SME Hub Programme in 2022, which can be considered the continuation of the ScaleTHENGlobal Programme that took place last year. This programme, funded by...

The Municipality of Barcelona has already promoted diverse projects related to children in the urban environment. Now, with the project "Protegim les Escoles" (Let’s Protect the Schools), the goal is to tackle the safety of the school’s surroundings and to decrease the proven negative effects of pollution (acoustic and atmospheric) in children’s development. Thus, the Barcelona municipality has set this project as a high-priority strategy to provide Barcelona schools with safe, comfortable, and healthy public spaces...