Proposals for a ‘Human’ Smart Region Between Milan and Turin. Challenges for a National Urban Agenda

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Stefano Di Vita, Corinna Morandi, Andrea Rolando
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2017/83
Language English Pages 13 P. 19-31 File size 440 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2017-083003
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Looking at Italian smart city projects, this article suggests a theoretical reflection about potentials for an innovative regional cohesiveness condition provided by the exploitation of material and immaterial networks. On this occasion, it presents the outcomes achieved by a research project about the Milan-Turin smart region, that aims at implementing smartness not only in main urban nodes, but also in in-between and non-urban spaces, often marginalized. The project outlines a system of Urban Digital Nodes, which (inspired by a ‘human’ a roach) combine traditional and digital services by referring to specific features and needs of single places and of their users. Conclusions highlight the human smartness potentials and challenges at the regional scale, also in relation to the current debate about the Italian national urban agenda

Keywords: Smart cities evolution; ‘human’ smart region; Italian national urban agenda

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Stefano Di Vita, Corinna Morandi, Andrea Rolando, Proposals for a ‘Human’ Smart Region Between Milan and Turin. Challenges for a National Urban Agenda in "TERRITORIO" 83/2017, pp 19-31, DOI: 10.3280/TR2017-083003