MIND: Testbed of New Mobility Paradigms is selected as finalist in the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards Program
MIND: Testbed of New Mobility Paradigms is selected as finalist in the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards Program by Bentley Systems, the leading global provider of software solution for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Winners will be announced at Bentley’s Virtual Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference, October 20-21. The finalist presentation by Diego Deponte, partner and managing director of Systematica can be seen here.
Walkability and quality of the public realm represent one of the most crucial fields of investigation, based on the main concept that the spatial structure of the public realm acts as the primary resilient infrastructure capable of respond to ever-changing mobility needs, as well as new forms of mobility. Walking is in fact recognized today as a catalyst of sustainable urban development as part of a wider planning approach and becomes even more central in our post-pandemic world.
MIND (Milano Innovation District) represents one of our recent most strategic transport planning experiences based on walkable and micro-mobility development principles and it is shaped by an effective Mobility as a Service model, including the provision of e-mobility and self-driving solutions, demand-responsive systems, intelligent-cognitive infrastructures and future proofing-adaptive transport assets.
Through an extensive usage of modelling data throughout the master planning and architectural design process, the key advancement obtained consisted on leveraging the flexibility allowed by the software, through advanced scripting in order to model and thoroughly assess walkability as part of a larger array of transport opportunities. This will drive to a more informed planning process truly programmed for walkability and, ultimately, unlock the true potential of public realm.
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