Valentino Sevino holds a Degree in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering (Politecnico di Torino, Ecole Polytecnique Federale de Lausanne and Université Savoie Mont Blanc – Chambéry). After ten years of experience in the field of mobility and environment at the European Commission, Metropolitana Milanese and AMAT too, he has been Director of Mobility Planning Area at AMAT (Environmental Mobility and Territory Agency, City of Milan) since 2008. His fields of work are: sustainable mobility (e-mobility, shared mobility), public transport planning and regulation, pedestrian areas, cycling mobility and parking regulations, smart city, and city logistics.
1. Can you tell us about AMAT and your role in the project?
AMAT is an in-house company owned by the Municipality of Milan which provides technical support to the municipal functions in the field of planning, programming, design, management, monitoring, and control relating to the development of the territory, urban planning, mobility and public transport, parking, road safety, water resources, circular economy, energy, and climate.
The role of AMAT in nuMIDAS is to participate into the formulation and development phases of two study cases focused on sharing mobility systems and test them in the city of Milan.
2. One of the nuMIDAS pilot cities is Milan, what do you consider are the main challenges the city is facing regarding mobility? Are there any interesting projects or initiatives which the city is developing or has developed?
Milan is one of the cities with the lowest rates of car usage in Italy, but one of the highest in respect to other metropolitan cities in Europe. The reduction of this fundamental KPI is a common challenge to many cities in Europe which poses complex environmental challenges.
This challenge is one that we think could be solved by offering diverse and good quality public transport services including sharing mobilities and encouraging multimodality among other strategies. More in detail, AMAT has implemented several projects addressed towards decreasing the private car usage and urban sustainability, one of the main ones are:
– Congestion charges to vehicles, restriction of circulations to polluting vehicles and investing the fare in public transport (Area B, Area C)
– Encouraging electric mobility (E-mob)
– Promoting cycling and sustainable means of transportation (Mobility 4 mi)
– Parking masterplan, smart parking
– Urban regeneration (Reinventing cities Milan)
– Monitoring the construction of the line M4 of the Metro
– Monitoring and managing sharing mobility services