The European capitals of change
Five encounters, between January and May 2001, with Bilbao, Stockholm, Munich, Glasgow and Barcelona, “Cities and Projects,” to get to know the European cities that have renewed themselves and improved their position in the international panorama. An accompanying exhibit, “Torino designs its future,” illustrated the prospects for the metropolitan area until 2011, and remained open for an entire year. These were the first public initiatives with which Torino Internazionale introduced itself to the city.
Partners: TORINO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRIAL UNION OF TORINOLA STAMPA, TORINO INTERNAZIONALE
Infrastructures and international mobility
Efficient mobility, with adequate infrastructures for transporting people and merchandise, is a must for a modern city. This realization led the association to commission research concerning the “High-capacity Torino-Milan, Torino-Lyons railways. Integrating the railway system with the airports of the north-west and interconnection with the Torino junction.” The objective was to study the development opportunities of the metropolitan area‚Äôs transport system that would be created by the construction of the high speed, high-capacity lines and the possibility of integrating them with the Caselle and Malpensa airports.
Partners: COMPAGNIA DI SAN PAOLO, TORINO INCONTRA, TORINO INTERNAZIONALE
Torino Internazionale also:
- Is a partner in the AIDA network - www.aidaweb.org - (Italian Association of Agencies for Local Development) and the Strategic Cities, which promote the exchange of experiences, methods and proper procedures in strategic planning and local development.
- Participated in PLUS - www.plus-eura.org - (Participation Leadership and Urban Sustainability), a trans-national research project of the European Union to examine forms of governance and experiment with innovative approaches to encourage the participation of the citizens and local leaders in decision-making processes.
- Commissioned two benchmarks between Torino and other international cities: “Torino in the European competition,” which was conducted at the EU-POLIS Center (European Urban Systems of the Inter-University Department of the Territory - Polytechnic and University of Torino) to evaluate the level of competitiveness of Torino and its ability to attract productive and financial inflows; and “Successful Strategies in Metropolitan Areas,” a project of the network of European universities and the America Latina Columbus, to conduct a census of and confront the various forms of governance and development potential in urban areas.
- Is the sole founding member of the Fondazione Atrium Torino, which manages the pavilions Atrium Torino - www.atriumtorino.it - and organizes the communication of its initiatives.
The encounters "The European capitals of change";
The pavilions of Atrium Torino (© Michele D´Ottavio)