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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...

The General Consulate of Hungary organized the "Smart Cities: Smart Future" workshop and networking event on 18 November 2021 in collaboration with the Digitális Jólét Program Nonprofit Ltd. (#DigitalSuccessProgramme) and #HiQGlobal. The event was held at Real Club de Tennis in Barcelona and the line-up was packed with smart city experts. To start with, Joan Duran Bofarull, Director General for Innovation and Digitalization from Generalitat de Catalunya, and Dóra Zakar, from Digitális Jólét Program, delivered keynotes speeches,...

On 19 November, CARNET and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) hosted the WUM Annual Summit, marking the end of the first year of this project. The UPC North Campus served as the venue for this event, which brought together the women's network formed in 2021 as well as other key stakeholders such as women's organizations. The event, moderated by Dr. Laia Pagès, Executive and Scientific Manager at CARNET, began with a brief overview of...

For the seventh consecutive year, CARNET is organising the "Symposium on “Urban Mobility Challenges”. 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 mobility. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on mobility during the last year. Lockdowns, as well as face-to-face and social restrictions, were imposed all over the world. Europeans, Americans, and the rest of the world are attempting to return...

The Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) Workshop, organized by CARNET in collaboration with EIT Urban Mobility, AMB, and MITMA, talked about how LEZ will be the tool to achieve sustainable mobility management and meet the 2030 agenda climate action goals focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The workshop was held in a hybrid format from the main auditorium of Torre Glòries, the headquarters of the EIT Urban Mobility in Barcelona, and was retransmitted online as well. The implementation...

The 2020-2025 mobility plan for ATM has been approved by Catalonia’s government. This document, created with the technical assistance of CARNET, develops a sustainable mobility map for Barcelona’s metropolitan area, stepping forward into the future and the digital transition by creating a new strategy that integrates optimization of the infrastructure network, quality, and the environment where its located. The plan includes the following main axis: Citizen’s health. Gender perspective in mobility. Social aspects and accessibility. Digitation and...