WETEST stands for the process of creating Walkable Environments through the use of Technology, Experimentation and promotion of Sustainable Transport choices.
The concept is the URBEGO approach to addressing mobility in cities
and in particular pedestrian and public space interventions and was tested for the first time in Venice in August 2014.
URBEGO is looking to encourage municipalities to take a better look at the existing resources of their city, understand the changes that the concept of smart development proposes and what opportunities could
be seized in each particular situation.
The WETEST methodology is based on the close collaboration with partner cities and mobility departments and looks to establish
in each city:
a multi-actor governance of mobility issues including involvement of private, public, third sector and academia
scoping and integration of technology, such as 3D printing or wireless technology and big data and analytics into the planning and evidence base process
testing and experimentation of solutions ranging from urban design interventions to digital solutions that can be scaled up and replicated
wider citizen and user involvement in the process of testing and prototyping solutions and a faster and more user centered implementation timeframe
translation of the results of the approach into policy and strategy and integration within sustainable urban mobility plans
Concept by URBEGO
Giulia Maci, urban planner, Copenhagen
Farah Makki, architect, Paris
Simona Dobrescu, economist, London
Where it has been applied
Venice, Italy 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark 2015
DAC Danish Architecture Center
Copenhagen Solutions Lab