Demonstration Area: Porta Romana/Vettabbia


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Since 2012, Milan has developed and adopted a range of plans across the following policy areas: urban development; sustainable mobility; energy efficiency; the sharing economy; and smart cities.

Milan considers the idea of a smart city not as technology-driven, but centred on its citizens. Smart city for Milan covers smart mobility, a smart environment, smart inclusion and citizenship. This sets out a bold agenda, which will see the re-orientation of demand for transport services; the standardisation of payment technologies and methods; and the adoption of a range of energy efficiency solutions. In the chapters on smart economy and smart Europe, the city’s smart city plan sets out how the new sectors of the city economy should be developed to ensure economic vitality and competitiveness, and how these sectors can be enhanced via networks, resources and partnerships in Europe and across the world.

To know more, visit the official website of the Municipality of Milan or visit Milan's Sharing Cities local website

Where will the smart solutions be implemented?

Porta Romana / Vettabbia

The Porta Romana/Vettabbia demonstrator area is under complete re-development. Its renewal will connect the historic centre of the city to its agricultural belt by “stitching together” two geographically, economically and socially separated areas.

21.000 m2 private buildings retrofit
4.000 m2 public buildings retrofit
62 e-cars
150 e-bikes / 14 stations
60 charge points (20 rapid)
125 parking bays
10 e-logistics vehicles
300 smart lamp posts
1 social housing car sharing
Smart city lab

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895


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