SFpark wins Living Labs Global Award
This week SFpark won the Living Labs Global Award 2012 for Santiago de Chile. For the 2012 Living Labs Global Awards, twenty-one cities from around the world presented specific urban challenges and over 500 companies from 50 countries responded with their innovative solutions.
Santiago de Chile sought new solutions to make its on-street parking more intelligent, unlocking environmental, traffic, security, and user experience benefits. A city of 6.7 million inhabitants, Santiago has a resource-intensive approach to urban parking that requires a parking attendant for each city block to manually process transactions, causing delays with significant environmental and usability impacts.
SFpark, the world’s first comprehensive demonstration of a parking-based approach to congestion management , has been selected as winner of Santiago’s challenge. The SFpark model can help Santiago de Chile better manage demand for its existing parking supply to achieve its goals.
Living Labs Global is a non-profit association based in Copenhagen and Barcelona working with cities and companies around the world to promote service innovation in cities. The Living Labs Global Awards 2012 ceremony was attended by 200 participants from 22 countries in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as part of the Rio Summit on Service Innovation in Cities.