Modern cities require new and different codes, taking into account environmental and energy issues, pillars of the contemporary urban development. The existing urban communities are highly energy consuming systems, strongly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. Contemporary cities cannot be thought of and defined as static systems, as they were in the past, with a few urban functions. ‘The Church, the square and the court, the marketplace and the government palace were in the past the places where the urban functions were taking place’ (E. Salzano ). Today, the reference frame has changed even due to the demographic increase more and more concentrated in the cities that are now large concentrations of streams of people with new needs. New parameters must now be considered together to plan how to reach the desired urban smartness (energy, mobility, waste…).
|Number of pages||132|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||SxI Springer for Innovation|