Project and Cities

 

REMEDIO stands for REgenerating mixed-use MED urban communities congested by traffic through Innovative low carbon mobility sOlutions.

 

 

One of the territorial challenges for middle sized cities and towns in the Mediterranean area is traffic congestion; REMEDIO focuses on high density areas surrounding the city centres with commercial and directional roads often suffering from traffic jam to the point of becoming wounds in the connectivity of the wide spread city and elements of additional economic crisis and even social exclusion.

The project aims at fostering the use of available low carbon transport systems and solutions through the testing of an operational path in the governance and management of high congested roads, a common issue for many middle-sized Mediterranean cities lacking of proper orbital roads or bypasses.

 

 

 

Cities

 

TREVISO

ITALY

Treviso is a city and municipality in Veneto, northern Italy, being the capital of the province of Treviso. The municipality has 83 449 inhabitants, of which about 3 000 live within the walls (le Mura), inside the historical and monumental center, while some 80 000 live outside the walls. The city hinterland has a population of approximately 170 000. The city is home to the headquarters of clothing retailers Benetton, Sisley, Stefanel, Geox, Diadora and Lotto Sport Italia, appliance maker De'Longhi, and bicycle maker Pinarello. Treviso is also known for being the original production area of Prosecco wine, and being one of several towns thought to have been the origin of the popular Italian dessert “tiramisù”.
LOURES

PORTUGAL

The municipality of Loures is part of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, located on the right bank of the Tagus River and bordered by the municipalities of Arruda dos Vinhos, Sintra, Odivelas, Lisbon, Vila Franca de Xira and Mafra. It has an urban area of 5 831.55 ha (158.3155 km2) and about 204 695 inhabitants (in 2014),     99 789 of which are active inhabitants. It consists of two cities, Loures and Sacavém, with 10 parishes: Union of the Parishes of Camarate, Unhos and Apelação, Union of Parishes of Moscavide and Portela, Union of Parishes of Sacavém and Prior Velho, Union of Parishes of Santa Iria de Azóia, São João da Talha and Bobadela, Union of the Parishes of Santo Antão and São Julião do Tojal, Union of the Parishes of Santo António dos Cavaleiros and Frielas, Parish of Bucelas, Parish of Fanhões, Parish of Loures and Parish of Lousa.
THESSALONIKY

GREECE

Thessaloniki is the capital of Thessaloniki Regional Unity and of the region of Central Macedonia, and it is the second largest city in Greece. In terms of spatial development, the largest part of Central Macedonia can be considered as a wider urban region with the city of Thessaloniki at its heart. The European Spatial Observatory Network-ESPON has classified Thessaloniki as a Functional Urban Area of transnational/national significance, among 261 other such areas in Europe. Currently, it accommodates 1 110 551 inhabitants (2011) in its greater area. It covers a total of 1 455.68 km2 with an average density of 665.2 inhabitants per km2. Being the second largest city of Greece and the administrative, financial and cultural center of Northern Greece, it plays an important role in the national and greater Balkan region, especially as a commercial center and a transportation hub. Thessaloniki is located in the western side of the Regional Unity of Thessaloniki, at the head of Thermaikos Gulf. It is built on the slopes of Kedrinos Hill surrounded to the north by the forest of Sheikh Sou. The coastline at the south as well as the existence of a mountainous bulk at the north, led to its expansion towards the eastern and western areas of the city in butterfly shape.
SPLIT

CROATIA

Split is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, centered on the Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian. Spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings, Split's greater area includes the neighboring seaside towns as well. An intraregional transport hub and a popular tourist destination, the city is a link to numerous Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula. Split is one of the oldest cities in the area. While traditionally considered just over 1 700 years old, counting from the construction of Diocletian's Palace in 305 CE, the city was in fact founded as the Greek colony of Aspálathos (Aσπάλαθος) in the 3rd or 2nd century BCE. It became a prominent settlement around 650 CE, when it succeeded the ancient capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia, Salona: as after the Sack of Salona by the Avars and Slavs, the fortified Palace of Diocletian was settled by the Roman refugees. Split became a Byzantine city, to later gradually drift into the sphere of the Byzantine vassal, the Republic of Venice, and the Croatian Kingdom, with the Byzantines retaining nominal suzerainty. For much of the High and Late Middle Ages, Split enjoyed autonomy as a free city, caught in the middle of a struggle between Venice and the King of Hungary for control over the Dalmatian cities. Figure 31 presents the City of Split surroundings. According to the 2011 Census Split has 178 192 inhabitants, with 81 460 people employed in October 2016.