These days Barcelona is the world capital of intelligent cities, thanks to the Smart *City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona Fair where more than 50 mayors, 41 international delegations and 400 speakers will adress the main challenges for the future of cities combining disciplines such as mobility, technology, energy efficiency, environment, population management, urban planning and the knowledge economy.
On this occasion, the LIVE platform has been present in a couple of proceedings in which all directors were active members and contributors to this project for sustainable mobility.
First, the General Assembly of LIVE Platform was held, chaired by the second lieutenant of the Mayor of Barcelona and President of the Platform, Sonia Recasens, in which were gathered all the directors and employees. During the assembly the balance of the current situation of the project was done in terms of governance, management team and members of the Platform. Then it was held the activity report and presentation of results and indicators of the Platform for the previous year. The second part of the Assembly focused on the proposals and the LIVE action plan for 2015.
In the afternoon session, Smart Mobility through Public-Private Partnerships, already open to other attendees of the fair, it was exposed the benefits of public-private platforms in pushing sustainable and intelligent mobility in regions exposed and in particular, the case of LIVE Platform in Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia. The session was presented by Samuele Furfari, advisor to the Director of Energy at the European Commission, which described the current situation in Europe with regard to sustainable mobility and the securities that the European Union offers and one of the objectives of which is to present their national frameworks on clean fuels by 2016.
Following up, Eva Español, Technical Secretariat of the Platform LIVE, explained the objectives and strategic thrusts of LIVE project and the current state of the industry in figures (number of charging stations, vehicles registered in Catalonia both electric and GNV public-private investment, etc.). Finally, sixteen members directors and employees arranged a few minutes to talk about smart mobility projects that are taking place in Barcelona and Catalonia. A very large sample of public and private initiatives that serve to underscore the highly dynamic industry and the important role that the playing members of the Platform are having.