BERGAMO 2.035. A RESEARCH PROJECT PROMOTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF BERGAMO AND THE PESENTI FOUNDATION WITH THE COLLABORATION OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF BERGAMO.
The research project is born from the common will to analyze the main trends and scenarios that will characterize the Smart City model in urban and rural areas over the next few decades, to identify possible solutions to be prototyped and tested in research laboratories and to be later introduced as pilot projects in the Bergamo area.
The goal of the Bergamo 2.035 program is to effectively capitalize both on the industrial and economic assets and on the cultural and social heritage,, focusing on future citizens, the “smarter citizens” to become active agents of change for the improvement of the urban environment.
In its first two years of operation (2013-2014), this long-term perspective project rolled out into three main phases.
THE PHASES OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM
- Analysis: sharing of a joint research platform on which to work and pinpoint the main evolutionary trends of urban contexts;
- Discussion: a series of meetings with key stakeholders with a deep knowledge of the territory and the interests/needs of the urban community;
- Proposal: elaboration of action plans for future projects to be activated after this first phase of the research program.
“BERGAMO 2.035: AN IDEA OF CITY IN A CHANGING WORLD”.
From this first phase, in 2014, the study “Bergamo 2.035: an idea of city in a changing world” was designed to envisage a smart city, where innovative technologies and solutions are developed along with new social models of responsibility and inclusiveness.
After the first phase that highlighted the most incisive trends involving urban development in the near future, the project focused on some priority areas of the “Bergamo case”.
In 2015, as Italy was hosting the International Expo in Milan, the research focused on local food system, introducing the Food 2.0 theme of the future smart city.
URBAN MOBILITY AND ANALYSIS.
With the new academic year (2015-2016), Bergamo 2.035 focuses on a major priority in the urban context, that is “Urban mobility and analysis”. The research work analyzes the emerging trends in people mobility and logistics related to urban development, stressing the necessity to envision new scenarios where new, and not exclusively technological, solutions will translate into sustainable improvements tailored to the actual needs of citizens and stakeholders.
Besides the project areas Bergamo Prosumer and Bergamo Urban Mobility & Logistics, Bergamo 2.035 includes four more areas: Creative Bergamo, Bergamo Health, Responsible Bergamo e Technological Bergamo.