Smart cities

FRUC: Future of Retailing in Urban Cities

Small urban retailers, in European cities, are facing a decrease in attractiveness because of the increase number of shopping malls, big chain shops and internet retailers. This led to the closure of a relevant number of stores and to the consequent reduction of people’s traffic in cities’ street. These closures are negatively affecting the vivacity …

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ACED-IoT : Safe Cities through Cloud and the Internet of Things

The ongoing growth of urban population coupled with the frequency of extreme weather phenomena all over the world is causing an increase in the exposure of people and goods to natural hazards. This implies a general rise of the risk level. The culture of risk prevention and management is increasingly widespread – also due to …

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Energy Park: Smart Grid and Mobility for an Energy Park

In the age of urbanization, mountain areas are facing a continuous depopulation and a decrease in socio-economic standards, which entails a disharmony development leading to a substantial marginalization of these territories. Energy park project intends to emphasize the strength points of the alpine areas, exploiting the use of new technologies and innovation in order to …

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TEC: Turin Energy Centre

The Turin Energy Centre multidisciplinary project is a work aimed at designing the functions and assessing the energy performance of a 20.000 m2 under-construction building. The paradox of having to fill an “about-to-be-completed” empty box embodies both an opportunity and a challenge: on one hand, the need to outline innovative functions is a great chance …

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SMART.MAP: Smart Sensitive City. New Mapping for XXI century citizens

Information technologies offer innovative ways to deal with urban space. EXPO 2015, as occasion to promote the local and regional area values, requires an original idea of mapping able to record, analyze and represent dynamically the complexity and heterogeneity of the hosting territory. The project aims to produce innovative senseable images of the city enhancing …

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SMAPS: Smart products, places and services for smart cities

The SMAPS project is based on the idea that the smart development of cities should be connected to the design of the interaction between their traditional physical structure and the new digital informational infrastructure. This interaction can be primarily built through the introduction of new “smart” service ideas and solutions for the emerging needs of …

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Re-Condo: Rethinking condominium – Urban scenarios and design proposals for a transformation of the middle-class housing stock in Milan and Turin

Between 1950s and 1970s, Milan and Turin experienced an impressive growth in housing production. A consistent part of this building boom was made up of condominiums that aimed at meeting the cultural and spatial needs of an emerging middle class. Such factors, together with economic and regulatory aspects, deeply influenced the formal, typological and technological …

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