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BOLOGNA vs THE REST OF THE WORLD
 
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IT IS DEFINETELY THE SMARTEST CITY

The one that in 1971 had a population of 499,000 on an urbanized surface of 5,000 hectares.
The same that in 2009 has a population of 372,000 on a sub-urbanized area of 9,000 hectares.
It has lost 1/4 of its inhabitants. 1/4 of its tax-payers. A population of 127.000 inhabitants.
The smartest city has lost in 1971-2009 the equivalent of a city such a Ferrara.
And, because it is the smartest city, in the same period it has expanded the urbanized surface over 9,000 hectares, thus creating huge
problems of budget as the utilities network had to double.
And, because the utilities network doubled, the level of taxation has become the most expensive in Italy.
A fantastic vicious circle. 
Too much built surface. Too scarce residents and tax-payers. Too much heavy level of taxation.
Last but not least, between 1991 and 2007 the Municipal Company for Public Transportation has increased its fleet by 20 units. From 453 to 474 units.
Pity that in the same period the extension of the Public Transportation network passed from 354 km upto 561 km !
And passengers dropped from 107 millions in 1991 dawn to 96 millions in 2007.
It is definetely the smartest city.
The only one that instead of planning an efficient NORTH-SOUTH and EAST-WEST network of subway, it wastes money in dreaming of people-mover.
It is the only one that insists in ignoring the lesson from all the other European cities.
The only one that pretends not to build a tramway on tracks.
The only one that prefers building concrete walls in the historic center.
Bologna                                                      vs                                The Rest of the World
Civis Bologna
 
 
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