Barcelona, Spain; Porto, Portugal; Gdansk, Poland; Krakow, Poland; Tessaloniki, Greece; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Paris, France; Manchester, Great Britain
European Union, European Regional Development Fund; URBACT Driving change for better cities; RiCONNECT Rethinking Infrastructure
European urban areas face significant challenges that can only be solved on a metropolitan scale. Facing some of those challenges leads to making decisions that affect the entire population of an urban area; both its centre and suburbs. Improvements to achieve a more egalitarian metropolis require solutions derived from a metropolitan scope.
RiConnect is a network of eight metropolises whose aim is to rethink, transform and integrate mobility infrastructures in order to reconnect people, neighbourhoods, cities and natural spaces. We will develop planning strategies, processes, instruments and partnerships to foster public transport and active mobility, reduce externalities and social segregation and unlock opportunities for urban regeneration. Our longterm vision is a more sustainable, equitable and attractive metropolis for all. RiConnect is an URBACT III Action Planning Network (APN) consisting of six metropolitan entities and two transport authorities.