Smart Rules for Smart Cities

Managing Efficient Cities in Euro-Mediterranean Countries

  • Eleonora Riva Sanseverino
  • Raffaella Riva Sanseverino
  • Valentina Vaccaro
  • Gaetano Zizzo

Part of the SxI - Springer for Innovation / SxI - Springer per l'Innovazione book series (SXIINNO, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Raffaella Riva Sanseverino
    Pages 1-14
  3. Raffaella Riva Sanseverino
    Pages 15-27
  4. Raffaella Riva Sanseverino, Salvatore Orlando
    Pages 29-44
  5. Domenico Costantino
    Pages 45-58
  6. Eleonora Riva Sanseverino, Gaetano Zizzo
    Pages 87-107
  7. Silvia Dell’Atti
    Pages 109-121

About this book


This book explores the new rules and codes that are required in order to foster the implementation of smart city technologies with a view to meeting the environmental and energy challenges posed by dynamic contemporary cities with increasing populations. In particular, it proposes a methodological approach suitable for use when devising a smart urban/building code for local administrations, taking into account the current European regulatory framework (directives and technical norms) and evaluating the economic feasibility of the suggested measures. A case study is made of a large Mediterranean city in Italy that can be regarded as a paradigm of urban evolution, where a traditional individualism poses a cultural obstacle to the emerging need to share resources. Further features include a smart cities atlas, explanation of how to create local rules for sustainable building restoration/construction, and guidance on economic evaluation of the impact of building automation and passive measures for energy efficiency. The book, which has a multidisciplinary perspective, will be of value to all who are interested in the transition to smart cities that can meet sustainable development targets.


Competitive Urban Models Energy Efficiency Measures Environmental Building Code Smart City Technologies Sustainable Urban Planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Eleonora Riva Sanseverino
    • 1
  • Raffaella Riva Sanseverino
    • 2
  • Valentina Vaccaro
    • 3
  • Gaetano Zizzo
    • 4
  1. 1.DIEETCAMUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Department DARCHUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly
  3. 3.University of PalermoPalermoItaly
  4. 4.DIEETCAMUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06421-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06422-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2239-2688
  • Series Online ISSN 2239-2696
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