Smart cities

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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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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BR.I.NA: Contents and technologies for the next-generation wide-band access

Wide-band technology is a “fact” which allows the present access to advanced telephone services, internet and video-on-demand. Meanwhile, the most quoted observers foresee that the present wide-band is just the beginning of a further evolution which will provide customers with an even larger bands, both to improve the present services and to offer new ones. …

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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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Italia 150/Torino 2011 – testing the architectural, urban and territorial effects of a celebration event

The organization and planning of special events for ITALIA150 in 2011 represent an enormous opportunity for Torino and the whole country, particularly due to the great visibility of the town in the media. Due to the celebration of Italian Unification, a unique experience – passing through past and present – will take place in Torino: …

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AdMIRE: Advanced Mobile Intelligence Reactive Environments

The project AdMIRE combines existing (or forthcoming) solutions and technologies with an innovative vision centered around the use of modern mobile devices: cellular phones, iPhones and alike. The acronym, Advanced Mobile Intelligence and Reactive Environments, emphasizes the vision that “core” operations focus on the mobile device, in a number of different meanings: • it “holds” …

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RBOF: The retail bank in the future: emerging business models and new customer relationship management strategies

Significant changes are affecting the retail banking industry in the last few years. The risk of disintermediation coming from the rise of new models such as Financial Social Networks or direct banking players, changes in the regulatory framework about payments (i.e. SEPA) and the deployment of new Information and Communication Technologies are generating a profound …

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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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