Third CO-CREATION SEMINAR: URBAN MOBILITY SOLUTIONS FOR LIVEABLE CITIES: THE CHALLENGE OF LOW EMISSION ZONES
This is the third and last International Seminar of the call for Co-Creation Seminars of Low Emission Zones. It took place 2nd, 3rd and 4th of May in Budapest and was organised by BME (Budapest University of Tech and Economy).
A three-day intensive multidisciplinary seminar for identifying and designing urban mobility solutions in the context of Traffic Calming Measures in Budapest. The seminar combined both student learning and real-world practice following a community-based learning approach.
There were lectures given by speakers coming from different universities and other stakeholders like Tamás Halmos (BKK) or András Ekés (Mobilissimus). In addition, a few coaches helped in the development of the activities: Attila Aba (BME), Miklós Kózel (BME) and Amor Ariza (UPM).
The site chosen for the data collection and later study was the riverside between the Szabadság Hid and the Ersëbet Hid in the Pest side of the city. The activities were focused on developing a new business game in other to improve this area.
These activities, included understanding the users, creating a customer journey map and finally pitching a methodology for such business plan. The students pitched their results to the jury form by János Tóth (BME), Andor Háznagy (BKK), Julio Soria-Lara (UPM) and Mehmet Ali Silgu (ITU).
The seminar closed with a ceremony lead by Andrés Monzón (UPM) in which the award was given to the “Movers” team. Thanks to their original idea of creating an app that gathers data from different mobility apps that the city already has. All this information could be used by the local government in other to implement new measures based in the reality of the city users.
This concludes the cycle of 3 seminars placed in Madrid, Istanbul and Budapest. With the hopes that this model helped strengthen the relations between the European EELISA Community. As well as served as a detonator of new international activities.