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Sustainability 2017, 9(4), 494; doi:10.3390/su9040494

Urban Policies and Mobility Trends in Italian Smart Cities

DICAAR—Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari, Cagliari 09123, Italy
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Received: 16 February 2017 / Revised: 8 March 2017 / Accepted: 22 March 2017 / Published: 25 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Sustainability and Planning Support Systems)
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This study uses indicators to evaluate the progress made by Italian cities in the smart mobility sector, in order to understand how these cities have approached the new guidelines imposed by the European Union, and how they have implemented the European changes. Specifically, this study analyses the evolution of public transportation systems, using a sample of twenty-two Italian cities for three successive time periods (2005, 2010, and 2015). The outcomes identified are then linked to funding provided for the implementation of projects related to smart mobility in the cities studied, in order to verify possible correlations between the growth of these services and European and national financial investments. The data analysis shows remarkable progress in the field of sustainable mobility, especially between 2010 and 2015 as well as how this progress is linked to significant financial support that favours the realization of projects related to smart mobility. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart mobility; urban sustainable development; cities’ performance; urban change; urban sustainability; urban governance smart mobility; urban sustainable development; cities’ performance; urban change; urban sustainability; urban governance
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Pinna, F.; Masala, F.; Garau, C. Urban Policies and Mobility Trends in Italian Smart Cities. Sustainability 2017, 9, 494.

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