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Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions

Results of SSPCR 2019—Open Access Contributions

  • Offers empirical and theoretical insights into planning for smart and sustainable cities and regions
  • Combines multidisciplinary approaches, giving new suggestions to both researchers, policy, and decision makers
  • Constitutes an excellent overview of up-to-date tools, models and methods for implementing and scaling up smart city solutions
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

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Table of contents (19 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Shaping the Climate and Energy Transition: Clean Energy and Robust Systems for All

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Energy System Models for City Climate Mitigation Plans—Challenges and Recommendations

      • Burcu Unluturk, Anna Krook-Riekkola
      Pages 15-28Open Access
    3. Deep Energy Retrofit of Residential Buildings in the Mediterranean Area: The MedZEB Approach

      • Roberta Capogrosso, Giulia De Aloysio, Luca Laghi, Roberto Malvezzi, Eraldo Menconi, Marco Padula et al.
      Pages 29-45Open Access
    4. Smart Meter Awareness in Italy, Ancona

      • Vasileios Ntouros, Nikolaos Kampelis, Martina Senzacqua, Theoni Karlessi, Margarita-Niki Assimakopoulos, Dionysia Kolokotsa et al.
      Pages 47-66Open Access
  3. Urban (Big) Data: Challenges for Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67
    2. A Systematic Study of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Interactions in the Main Spanish Cities

      • Javier García López, Raffaele Sisto, Julio Lumbreras Martín, Carlos Mataix Aldeanueva
      Pages 69-80Open Access
    3. City Assessment Tool to Measure the Impact of Public Policies on Smart and Sustainable Cities. The Case Study of the Municipality of Alcobendas (Spain) Compared with Similar European Cities

      • Raffaele Sisto, Javier García López, Julio Lumbreras Martín, Carlos Mataix Aldeanueva, Linos Ramos Ferreiro
      Pages 81-101Open Access
    4. Snap4City Platform to Speed Up Policies

      • Nicola Mitolo, Paolo Nesi, Gianni Pantaleo, Michela Paolucci
      Pages 103-114Open Access
  4. New Value Propositions in Times of Urban Innovation Ecosystems and Sharing Economies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115
    2. Public Research and Development Funding for Photovoltaics in Europe—Past, Present, and Future

      • Simon Pezzutto, Juan Francisco De Negri, Sonja Gantioler, David Moser, Wolfram Sparber
      Pages 117-128Open Access
    3. Urban Density and Household-Electricity Consumption: An Analysis of the Italian Residential Building Stock

      • Valentina Antoniucci, Adriano Bisello, Giuliano Marella
      Pages 129-140Open Access
    4. A Possible Circular Approach for Social Perception of Climate Adaptation Action Planning in Metropolitan Cities

      • Alessandro Scuderi, Luisa Sturiale, Giuseppe Timpanaro, Giovanni La Via, Biagio Pecorino
      Pages 155-169Open Access
    5. A Spatial Multi-criteria Decision Support System for Stress Recovery-Oriented Forest Management

      • Irene Capecchi, Gianluca Grilli, Elena Barbierato, Sandro Sacchelli
      Pages 171-184Open Access
  5. Rural-Urban Relationships for Better Territorial Development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185
  6. Thriving Governance and Citizenship in a Smart World: Environments and Approaches Fostering Engagement and Collaborative Action

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 223-223

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  1. Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions

About this book

This open access book offers a selection of research papers and case studies presented at the 3rd international conference “Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions”, held in December 2019 in Bolzano, Italy, and explores the concept of smart and sustainable planning, including top contributions from academics, policy makers, consultants and other professionals.

Innovation processes such as co-design and co-creation help establish collaborations that engage with stakeholders in a trustworthy and transparent environment while answering the need for new value propositions.

The importance of an integrated, holistic approach is widely recognized to break down silos in local government, in particular, when aimed at achieving a better integration of climate-energy planning. Despite the ongoing urbanization and polarization processes, new synergies between urban and rural areas emerge, linking development opportunities to intrinsic cultural, natural and man-made landscape values. The increasing availability of big, real-time urban data and advanced ICT facilitates frequent assessment and continuous monitoring of performances, while allowing fine-tuning as needed. This is valid not only for individual projects but also on a wider scale. In addition, and circling back to the first point, (big) urban data and ICT can be of enormous help in facilitating engagement and co-creation by raising awareness and by providing insight into the local consequences of specific plans. However, this potential is not yet fully exploited in standard processes and procedures, which can therefore lack the agility and flexibility to keep up with the pulse of the city and dynamics of society.

The book provides a multi-disciplinary outlook based on experience to orient the reader in the giant galaxy of smart and sustainable planning, support the transposition of research into practice, scale up visionary approaches and design groundbreaking planning policies and tools.

Editors and Affiliations

  • EURAC Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy

    Adriano Bisello, Daniele Vettorato

  • Faculty of Environment and Technology, UWE, Bristol, UK

    David Ludlow

  • European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy

    Claudia Baranzelli

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions

  • Book Subtitle: Results of SSPCR 2019—Open Access Contributions

  • Editors: Adriano Bisello, Daniele Vettorato, David Ludlow, Claudia Baranzelli

  • Series Title: Green Energy and Technology

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Energy, Energy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-57763-6Published: 10 February 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-57766-7Published: 07 January 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-57764-3Published: 09 February 2021

  • Series ISSN: 1865-3529

  • Series E-ISSN: 1865-3537

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 307

  • Number of Illustrations: 18 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Urban Geography / Urbanism (inc. megacities, cities, towns), Environmental Policy, Sociology, general, Regional/Spatial Science

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