Smart Rules for Smart Cities : Managing Efficient Cities in Euro-Mediterranean Countries

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 a...

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Other Authors: Riva Sanseverino, Eleonora (Editor), Riva Sanseverino, Raffaella (Editor), Vaccaro, Valentina (Editor), Zizzo, Gaetano (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2014, 2014
Edition:1st ed. 2014
Series:SxI - Springer for Innovation / SxI - Springer per l'Innovazione
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary: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
Physical Description:XI, 132 p. 10 illus online resource
ISBN:9783319064222