Aretian presents City Science advances at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2022
Aretian was selected and invited to present at the SCEWC 2022. Ramon Gras Alomà, Aretian Urban Analytics and Design’s co-founder and Harvard researcher, presented the latest Aretian discoveries at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2022, held in Barcelona in November. During this event, Aretian was also awarded second place for the Enabling Technology Award, which rewards companies or institutions creating new technologies fostering innovation and well-being in urban settings.
Ramon Gras Alomà presented at the Smart City Expo World Congress on the topic of the 15-minute city, the concept elaborated upon by our Harvard research team aims at creating a new kind of urbanism, one more adapted to the needs of the future and the challenges presented by the 21st century. Based on the new Science of Cities developed by the Aretian team, the standards of the 15-minute city can be applied to certain typologies established in the recently published research paper “Geospatial Analysis Framework For Evaluating Urban Typologies In Relation With The 15-Minute City”. Out of the 10 city typologies researched in the scientific paper, Aretian discovered that the fractal city type was the most compatible with the 15-minute city concept. The fractal city typology presents features similar to many districts present in the Catalan city of Barcelona, features that interact very well with the idea of having closeby amenities and highly walkable urban spaces.
Aretian Urban Analytics and Design answers a very important question: How does a city’s shape influence and impact its urban performance? By responding to this question, Aretian shapes better Urban practices and allows actors and decision-makers to help communities grow more sustainable. The well-being of urban populations is a priority for the 21st century as more and more people live in urban settings, and a renewed urban science is needed for this goal.
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