Land Planning

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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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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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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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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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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EnerCity: Sustainability design of micro-scale urban area

The aim of the project is to introduce students to sustainable design in a urban environment. Sustainability is a key term of the project. It involves three aspects of the design process: not only environmental but also economical and social elements. As a result, the objective of the design is to put into a concrete …

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S.P.I.: SkateParkItaly

“The SkatePark SkateParkItaly” (S.P.I.) is a spin-off project from Gangcity, a cultural project supported by a program of scientific research that has completed studies, surveys and reflections on the complex world of the gangs and their spinoff cultures. It documents troubled peripheral urban areas, void of any form of control, to initiate regeneration, re-appropriation and …

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EXP-HOST – Great events and hospitality. Milan Expo 2015 and Turin Italia 150: new concepts and formats for new populations

The project has explored the possibility to forecast certain features and requirements of visitors to large events, who as we know, have an increasing impact on city organization. Milan Expo 2015 will attract millions of visitors and in 2011 Torino will host the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, events characterized …

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