Enviromental Design

ALZGAR – ALZheimer’s GARden

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most frequent form of dementia, hindering independence and memory and causing a progressive withdrawal from family and society. The more the patients are isolated, the faster the disease progresses. Therefore, engaging patients in social activities and encouraging them to build and maintain strong relationships is crucial to preserve their independence …

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BE SEI: Wiseair

The SEI Bioengineering project was born from a clear challenge: to find an application on the market of an innovative technology studied within the IIT, the microbial fuel cell (MFC). Microbial Fuel Cell is an electrochemical system able to generate electricity from the oxidation of organic matter present into natural environments, such as in particular …

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[kitCHUN]: Intelligent kitchen for aging people home

Dementia is considered to be the fastest-growing major disease in China. Currently, there are more than 9 million diagnosed cases. The kitchen, being one of the most dangerous places in the house, can be off-limits for PwD. The project [kitCHUN] deals with providing PwD and the elderly with smart kitchen products that can improve their …

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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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Corridor V: Territorial Policies and Local Development

The purpose of the project is to verify to what extent the so-called “Corridor policies”: – are considered by territorial bodies as an opportunity to support territorial and/or urban policies and are taken into account by economic subjects as means of subsisting initiatives of local development; – really act as an engine for sustainable development …

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Design Junction: Supporting Cultural Capital Competitiveness of Italian cultural capitals

Contemporary heritage system is composed by cultural capitals which are achieving a clear and recognizable status through innovative strategies mainly driven by design and focused on the system of urban structure, architecture, events and communication. The project focus on future competition landscape among European cultural capitals, trying to identify new potential systemic strategies driven by …

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UP4tin: Engineering and architecture for supporting sustainable development in Ecuador: the case study of Guayaquil’s barrios

The project was focused on the general benefits that a full engineering and architectural approach may provide when dealing with sustainable development and within the framework of critical social realities. In these environments, such as the suburbs of a big town in one of the Least Developed Countries (LCD), many complexities need to be faced. …

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AMuPreMo: Advanced Multisensor Precipitation Monitoring

The AMuPreMo project deals with multisensor assimilation and fusion of the data observed using different sensors and carriers, including satellite-borne sensors, radar and ground-truth raingage networks with different spatial and temporal scales, resolutions and accuracy levels. The identified problems include: 1. errors of radar measurements in presence of orographic controls; 2. variability of the relationship …

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