Systematica is appointed by D’Appolonia, an Italian company involved in environmental analysis, in order to build up an in-depth analysis concerning the environmental challenges related to mobility and transportation. The main aim of the study is to depict the environmental master plan for the city of Beijing by analysing the inner potentialities of the city and providing the world cities best practices related to sustainable mobility.

The study of the Chinese city, carried out using several analytical tools such as the GIS platform, led to outline all transportation-cum-mobility-related topics: planning strategies, legislative and regulatory framework, transportation planning philosophies, parking policies and the soft mode promotion. The analyses highlighted the potentials rising from a long-term vision adoption, tailored regulatory solutions and an innovative way of reading and designing the city of tomorrow which includes the conception of “mutable form of the cities” (day and night / car vs. PT), “micro-mobility and the last mile”, “infrastructural downgrading vs. upgrading” and “less cars, more value” concept.

In order support the decision-making process, a comprehensive set of world cities best practices is reported. Tokyo, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris and London transportation policies constitute the reference scenarios involving private traffic enhancement, public transportation improvement, freight delivery strategies, soft mobility promotion and effective communication approaches.