The project EUNOIA in collaboration with the partner of the Barcelona City Hall has organized an afternoon event in the "Sala Cronicas" of the old Town Hall building in Plaza Sant Jaume on November 26. The progress achieved in EUNOIA was outlined, together with an introduction to other projects in which Barcelona is involved. The event was attended by the members of the consortium, EUNOIA advisory Board and other invited researchers and stakeholders. The event was presided by Antoni Vives, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona, along with Manel Sanroma, CIO City of Barcelona, and included a presentation by Ralph Dum, European Commision officer from DG. Connect, on Global Systems Science.
Antoni Vives, Deputy Major of Barcelona
European Mobility Week is an annual campaign on sustainable urban mobility, organised with the political and financial support of the Directorates-General for the Environment and Transport of the European Commission. The aim of the campaign, which runs from 16 to 22 September every year, is to encourage European local authorities to introduce and promote sustainable transport measures and to invite their citizens to try out alternatives to car use.
All local authorities that represent a town or a city are invited to get involved, by organizing one week of activities around this year's theme. Registration can be completed online and registered cities can be consulted.
The EUNOIA consortium has met in the Campus of the University of Valladolid in Segovia, near Madrid, to discuss the progress in work-packages WP2 (Methods & tools in urban mobility policy), WP3 (Data collection), WP4 (Data analysis) as well as to prepare the kickoff of WP5 (Modeling). We would like to thank the University of Valladolid for hosting the project meeting.EUNOIA meeting in Segovia
The EUNOIA team met at the CSIC headquarters in Brussels on February 15 after the EUNOIA Workshop on GSS and Urban Development. The progress achieved in the project execution so far was discussed, as well as the actions to be taken within the newly started WP4 on Data Analysis.EUNOIA Meeting in Brussels
Global Systems Science (GSS) addresses the increasingly global and interconnected nature of human relations including the pervasive presence of ICT. In particular, the aim of the forum is to analyze the major scientific challenges associated to urban development from a GSS perspective. The workshop will provide inputs for outlining a research agenda in the area and will be reflected into an Orientation Paper for GSS research in Horizon 2020.
The kick-off meeting of the EUNOIA has taken place on October 10 and 11 at the IFISC headquarters in Palma de Mallorca. The meeting counted with the participation of 17 researchers of the different partners and the discussion revolved around the structure and organization of the work to be develop during the project.EUNOIA Meeting Kick-off meeting participants
Urban transport is essential for citizens to perform their daily activities, but at the same time constitutes one of the major sources of urban pollution (GHG emissions, local air quality, noise), directly affecting citizens’ health and well-being. The quest for environmentally sustainable urban transport, while ensuring competitiveness and addressing social concerns such as health problems or the needs of persons with reduced mobility, is a common and urgent challenge for all major cities in Europe.
The goal of EUNOIA is to take advantage of smart city technologies and complex systems science to develop new models and tools empowering city governments and their citizens to design sustainable mobility policies. EUNOIA will pursue advances in three complementary directions:
- Use of data. The massive penetration of ICT is modifying social relationships and travel behaviour, and at the same time is providing us with a huge amount of heterogeneous data: intelligent transport systems, Internet social networks, mobile phone call logs, e-transactions. EUNOIA will investigate how to exploit these data to characterise mobility and location patterns in different European cities.
- Urban transportation models. EUNOIA will investigate the interactions between social networks and travel behaviour, e.g. the influence of social networks on the planning of joint trips. This will allow a more comprehensive assessment of mobility policies, particularly of new services emerging around the idea of a shared access to resources, such as car sharing. The new travel behaviour models will be integrated into state-of-the-art agent-based simulation tools
- Link between modellers, decision makers, and societal actors. The potential of urban simulation models is still little exploited in policy decision contexts. EUNOIA will develop tools, e.g. 3D visual analytics, allowing stakeholders’ interaction with the simulation results, as well as a methodology for collaborative, multi-stakeholder policy assessment.
The models and methodologies developed by EUNOIA will be tested and refined through several case studies conducted in close cooperation with policy makers and mobility stakeholders from the three cities participating in the project: Barcelona, London, and Zurich.