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RiConnect in 100 words

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06 April 2021
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A brief overview on the RiConnect project: its vision, goals and partners - including a collection of content for broader information on each topic

Infrastructure overlay in Sant Vicenç dels Horts

RiConnect is a network of eight metropolises whose aim is to rethink, transform and integrate mobility infrastructures in order to reconect 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: a network of metropolitan authorities

RiConnect is an URBACT III Action Planning Network (APN) consisting of six metropolitan entities and two transport authorities:

  • Área Metropolitana do Porto (AMP)
  • Obszar Metropolitalny Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot (OMG-G-S)
  • Stowarzyszenie Metropolia Krakowska (KMA)
  • Anaptyxiaki Meizonos Astikis Thessalonikis (MDAT)
  • Vervoerregio Amsterdam (VA)
  • Métropole du Grand Paris (MGP)
  • Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) 
  • Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), as Lead Partner

RiConnect partners

Why “metropolis” instead of “city”? 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. Mobility patterns, air quality and social segregation, among other issues, should be reconsidered. Improvements to achieve a more egalitarian metropolis require solutions derived from a metropolitan scope.


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