Salvador Rueda: "The reduction of 10% of vehicles circulating would make Almeria a more livable city"

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Salvador Rueda: "The reduction of 10% of vehicles circulating would make Almeria a more livable city"

15/07/2017
Almería
Noticias de Almería

The University of Almería has closed, this Friday, July 14th at the Cajamar Culture Center, the summer course 'Smart Cities: a process of transformation towards modern cities' that has had as its main objective to sensitize and disseminate among society the model of Smart City.

 

Nearly 50 students have participated in this course that has ended with the conferences 'Smart Mobility: the recovery of the urban environment for the citizen. Successful case of Barcelona: the superblocks' by Salvador Rueda, director of the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona and 'Strategies, technology initiatives and financing opportunities: main calls from Spain and Europe for the Smart Cities' by the Director of R & D Clúster Andalucía Smart City, Verónica Ramírez del Valle.

 

Salvador Rueda, considered the promoter and theoretician of superblocks, has argued that for a city to be habitable, the mobility model must be changed "it is about releasing most of the space that today occupies the car without it being detrimental to that the city stay organized and that it is working. This is done through the superblock, a cell of about 400 by 400 meters that allows it to be all together and in operation, but that manages to release 70% of the space and maybe in the case of Almeria would be achieved by reducing only 10% of vehicles circulating".

 

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