Smart Cities of the future, speech by Luigi Barcarolo at Festival Biblico
“Paying attention to the demands of different age categories of the population and satisfying those demands”. These are the guidelines of the ideal Smart City for Luigi Barcarolo, Director of Auto Insurance, Insurance Analytics & Business Architecture for the Cattolica Assicurazioni Group. On Sunday 5th May, he took part in the round table dedicated to “Smart Cities” during Festival Biblico, an event organised with the contribution of Fondazione Cattolica.
The event in the Loggia Vecchia of Piazza dei Signori was also attended by businesswoman Marina Salamon, the President of Anci Veneto, Maria Rosa Pavanello, and the Municipal Councillor, Francesca Toffali. It was chaired by Francesco Minelli, Marketing Director for Cattolica. “The smart city successfully combines the needs for mobility and cohabitation between different generations, against a backdrop of different energy use and respect for the environment,” said Barcarolo. “The adults of today have a great responsibility towards climate change. The young people, on the other hand, are experiencing a different approach to reality: for them, smartphones are the world’s centre for knowledge. They also brought to light a new conception of the idea of possession: according to recent surveys, most young people prefer a trip over buying a car. You might say that they prefer the use of goods rather than mere possession.” Salamon pointed the finger at the “divisions between old and young”, inviting those present to reflect on the need to change the way of understanding “work and production”.