Aretian presents its new book “City Science” (Actar) at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2023
Aretian Urban Analytics and Design was selected and invited to present at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2023. Ramon Gras Alomà, Aretian’s co-founder and Harvard researcher, presented the recently published Aretian book “City Science: Performance Follows Form” (you can buy the book here). During an event organized in cooperation with the PPP for Cities Research Center, an IESE Business School institution, and titled “Networks of Innovation and Public-Private Partnerships", Aretian presented its new book, which presents an extended study of 100 urban environments and metropolitan areas throughout the World, on the 5 different continents.
This study replicates in a three-dimensional manner the morphological features of cities and metropolitan areas, as well as the economic and human systems that inhabit them. This research allows us to compare and contrast - in terms of urban performance - not only the quality of the architectural and urban design characteristics and civil engineering infrastructures, but also the impact that those systems have on the quality of life of citizens. This book answers some of the most crucial questions in modern urbanism such as: to what extent are cities able to provide 15-minute city standards? How are cities able to provide and shape a prosperous knowledge economy? As well as a good and efficient intermodal mobility and transportation system? Among other important urban topics.
This presentation was followed by a roundtable discussion on "Urban Science Policymaking & Public-Private Partnerships" in which key stakeholders, experts, and decision-makers engaged in constructive dialogue and collaboration on a range of important topics related to urban development. Mrs. Bàrbara Pons Giner (General Director, Barcelona Regional) gave the welcome address and the other contributors were
Ger Baron (Chief Technology Officer, Amsterdam City Council),
Hélène Chartier (Director of Urban Planning and Design, C40 Cities), and
Laura Narvaez Zertuche (Partner at Foster + Partners, UCL).
This event was moderated by Joan Enric Ricart (Academic Director of the PPP for Cities and IESE Business School Professor).
Ramon Gras Alomà was also present for a panel discussion on the topic of “How Is Proptech Enhancing Real Estate In Cities?”. He participated in the conversation next to Cristina Mateo (Dean, IE School of Architecture and Design), Carolina Piedrafita (Inter-American Development Bank), T.V. Krishna Murthy (CEO, Shillong Smart City) and Andria Santos (CEO, Fülhaus). During the event, they debated on whether urban designers and actors can reimagine the future of the urban sector in a digitally-driven urban landscape.
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