Urban Planning

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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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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SPH: Sustainable planning of hospitals in urban areas

Regional Council of Lombardia approved the hypothesis of an “agreement plan” in order to realize a new health centre near Milan. It will be named the “Health City” and will be built in the area of Sacco Hospital as well as the neurological institute Besta and the national tumour institute. New compound will arise in …

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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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UC@Mito – Urban Computing for Milano and Torino

Our cities face many challenges. The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) has recently formulated some of the major challenges in the following questions: How can we create more choices in housing, accommodating diverse lifestyles and all income levels? How can we reduce traffic congestion yet stay connected? How can we include citizens in planning their communities …

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Digital Logistics: Transforming regional-scaled freight logistics with digital integration

The field of information and communication technology (ICT) is continually changing as new technologies are developed. A number of current technologies (e.g. wireless communication technologies) are relevant to mobility applications. Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) encompass a broad range of communication-based information and electronic technologies integrated in transportation system infrastructures and in vehicles themselves. Integration of …

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Rethinking Industrial Cities: Ivrea as Unesco Site

During the 20th century industrial cities underwent experimentation with new models of production systems, often linking industrial projects with the modernity of architectural and housing development models and new conceptions of planning. After the decline and dismantling of industrial sectors, the communities affected had to find new ways to relaunch and maintain the physical structures …

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E-SCAPE: New tools and new opportunities for the localization of Expo 2015 general interest services along the Canale Cavour, a backbone of the Milan–Turin urban region

The recent completion of the high speed railway in the north west of Italy is producing significant changes in the entire territorial system, establishing a difference between the nodes of Milan and Turin, positively connected to the “long” (and fast) networks of mobility, and the intermediate places that suffer from disadvantages due to their location …

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