” The passages are the real challenge of our contemporary urban world. The IVM-program we are opening today in Barcelona ambitions to push the reflection on how these passages should be realized in the different contexts of demonstration projects”
Examples from allover the world show how small interventions can really extend beyond their normal reach. By realizing strategic connections they complete the missing pieces of an integrated transport network that encompasses the city as a whole. In doing so, they allow the poor and deprived to reach destinations that were formerly inaccessible to them, and thus help them to become citizens in the full sense of the word”.