Economics

Recourse Shangahi

The city of Shanghai is facing a process of drastic urban changes under its master plan Shanghai 2017-2035, with goals such as limiting its population to 25 million, decreasing land area designated to construction, and increasing green areas per capita. One of the main objectives of this Master plan is to turn Shanghai into an …

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BiGUV – Agricultural waste valorisation process compliant with the circular economy principles

As Fossil resources are becoming a less desirable feedstock for the realization of many products, an alternative bioeconomy transforming renewable resources in valuable products could provide viable solutions to the global challenges posed by environmental, economic and societal sustainability. Globally, about 998 million tonnes of agricultural waste are produced yearly. Moreover, the composition of agricultural …

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Domestic Technology Evolution: Environmental and Behavioural Changes in People’s Life

Domestic environments change in time together with new lifestyles and new building and technical systems solutions. The rapid evolution and the wide diffusion of new information technologies is one of the phenomena that mostly characterizes the contemporaneity, together with other important trends related to the environment – climatic changes and iniquitous use of natural resources …

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Pil-Sim: Simulation of Scenarios for the Lombardia- Piemonte Macro-region

The project advances systemic macro-regional studies extended to Lombardia and Piemonte to address problems such as transportation and its congestion, the geographic disparity between work and residence, suburbs and sprawl, if the macro-region is likely to convey investment, create new jobs and improve the quality of life. This regional systemic approach has to consider present …

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COMPITO: Monitoring Territorial Effects due to Commercial Polarities along the Milan-Turin Connection

Within the location of large-sized shopping areas, new typologies emerged in the last few years. In addition to their large dimension, they provide as their main feature a more comprehensive offer of selling areas, receptivity and leisure. These buildings have a wide influence area (in terms of attraction, catchment area, mobility impact) which always crosses …

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R(UE)²: Rational and sustainable use of energy in urban environments

The exploitation of primary energy resources together with the environmental pollution impacts are linked problems which need an integrated and multidisciplinary solution process. Particular solutions have to be found in urban environment where other critical aspects are present: traffic, residential heating and cooling, etc.. The application of some technologies as cogeneration or trigeneration allow a …

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AMoRoSA: Autonomous Mobile Robots for Service Applications

The project was oriented towards autonomous mobile robots, that are products of growing interests in the consumer market (surveillance, cleaning, gardening, impaired people support, etc). In order to achieve the exploitation of the research, strong constraints were defined: the goal was to obtain low-cost products able to satisfy the requirements of the market and not …

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AEIOU Environment & Energy Hydrogen: Opportunities and Utilization

The project wants to create and understand a global scenario for the so-called “H2 society”: the aim is to analyse the feasibility of spreading a new energy carries, both in terms of R&D on technologies and in terms of investment and infrastructures. The project context involves a complex set of implications, from environmental to energetic …

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Convention Centre for Milan and the north-western macro-region

The idea of building a Congress center for Milan and the macroregion of the North-West must be perceived as a great opportunity for the polycentric character of Lombardy. Such an opportunity may be lost by an intervention conceived in a sectoral approach, that’s composed of an “infrastructure” of global-relevance in a local situation, simply by …

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