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City-Hubs for Smarter Cities. The case of Lille 'Euraflandres' Interchange

Abstract : Good planning and organization of communication and transport networks contributes to the development of cities that are more fluid and user-friendly and sustainable. All these attributes are included in the concepts underlying "smart cities". The efficient operation of the nodes located at these transport networks is a condition to make the city smarter. As part of the European research project FP7 "City-HUB", 27 interchanges have been studied in nine European countries. The key question to answer was how they function concerning the planning governance and the installations organisation. One of the main results of this research project has been the elaboration of a City-HUB typology that will be used to analyse the upcoming 'Euraflandres' interchange transport node within the Métropole Européenne de Lille (MEL). The two adjacent 'Gare Lille Flandres interchange' and 'Gare Lille Europe interchange' will be integrated in a unique City-HUB named 'Euraflandres'. We demonstrate that the combination of transportation and urbanism policies within a transport node could stimulate local development, contribute to a sustainable and user-friendly city. The new pole of urban exchanges 'Euraflandres' would overcome the pure role of transport infrastructure to become a "place" of life and the urban landmark for a smart city within the Métropole Européenne de Lille.
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Odile Heddebaut, Floridea Di Ciommo. City-Hubs for Smarter Cities. The case of Lille 'Euraflandres' Interchange. European Transport Research Review, Springer Verlag, 2018, 10, 21p. ⟨10.1007/s12544-017-0283-3⟩. ⟨hal-01768739⟩



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