Companies and Municipalities debate what smart mobility means at the MOB LAB

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Mobility, especially smart mobility is again the main issue on the table at the MOB LAB Congress 4th edition, which took place at the Electric Tram Museum. Companies, municipalities and stakeholders think everything through.

This 4th edition of MOB LAB Congress, at the Electric Tram Museum, relied on the presence of the councillor for Transports, Supervision and Civil Protection of Porto City Hall, Cristina Pimentel, who took part in the round table, yesterday morning, on 6 July. “The transport network is the skeleton that shapes how we use the city”, Pimentel affirmed during the debate and added that “the biggest challenge is to make sure that the transport sector catches up the mobility needs as regards the city’s new habits”.

Councillor for Economy, Innovation, Mobility and Safety of Lisbon City Hall, Miguel Gaspar, the Head of Future of the Municipality of Cascais, Marco Espinheira, and councillor for Transports, Mobility and Innovation of the Municipality of Viseu, João Paulo Gouveia, also attended the round table. Under debate were such issues as decision making and autonomy of space, financial capacity, the roadmap for governance strategies and how to boost the Portuguese market.

Throughout the day, municipalities, companies and industry professionals focused on mobility, technology, transport and smart cities, Exchanging best practices and knowledge sharing.

This year’s edition was organised by Porto City Hall, jointly with IFE by Abilways, and the major issues under discussion were public investment, namely public transport, sustainability and the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR), which estimates that over one billion euros will be channelled to decarbonisation and the bio economy, as well as energetic efficiency and renewable energy. Also in the agenda was the topic of smart cities, which according to the Smart City Index 2020 are the best prepared to respond to the unpredictability of the future.