Energy And Environment in Urban Regeneration. Studies for a Method of Analysis of Urban Periphery

  • Paolo De Pascali University of Rome, PDTA Department of Planning, Design, Technology of Architecture
  • Valentina Alberti University of Rome, PDTA Department of Planning, Design, Technology of Architecture
  • Daniela De Ioris University of Rome, PDTA Department of Planning, Design, Technology of Architecture
  • Michele Reginaldi University of Rome, PDTA Department of Planning, Design, Technology of Architecture
Keywords: Urban rehabilitation and renewal, Mapping urban environment, Urban Heat Island, Urban comfort

Abstract

Despite planning of urban regeneration has been theorized from several decades, today activating concrete programs encounters major difficulties. Moreover, the structural nature of economic crisis and the operators tendency to maintaining obsolete models of urban transformation certainly do not help to overcome the stalemate.

The article argues, however, that this framework appears to evolve under the influence of some external factors that bring to the fore the importance of the energy - environmental components in the renewal of the existing city.

This address, focused on the concept of urban environment, seems to identify new principles of economic environmental sustainability of the city that converge towards social models of smart community and urban models of smart city.

The article then describes the research in progress regarding an operative method to define explicit and replicable bases of the urban environment concept to be considered in plans of urban renewal. Main fields of observation and measurement are “urban comfort” and “anthropogenic load (pollution)”. An experimental application of the analysis is developed on the eastern area of Rome. Finally, the paper offers specific lines for the research development.

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Author Biographies

Paolo De Pascali, University of Rome, PDTA Department of Planning, Design, Technology of Architecture
Associate Professor in Urban Planning, Dipartimento di Pianificazione Design Tecnologia dell'architettura, Sapienza Università di Roma; Since 1983 Director of research institutes, responsible for research & innovation projects in national and European programs in the field of energy and settlements, member of committees and working groups.
Valentina Alberti, University of Rome, PDTA Department of Planning, Design, Technology of Architecture
Architect and PhD student in Regional and Urban Planning, collaborates with the research group supervised by prof. P. De Pascali (Dep. PDTA, Sapienza – University of Rome) about energy in regional and urban planning’s theme.
Daniela De Ioris, University of Rome, PDTA Department of Planning, Design, Technology of Architecture
Urban planner and PhD in Regional and Urban Planning, collaborates with the research group supervised by prof. P. De Pascali (Dep. PDTA, Sapienza – University of Rome) about energy in regional and urban planning’s theme.
Michele Reginaldi, University of Rome, PDTA Department of Planning, Design, Technology of Architecture
Architect and PhD student in Regional and Urban Planning, collaborates with the research group supervised by prof. P. De Pascali (Dep. PDTA, Sapienza – University of Rome) about energy in regional and urban planning’s theme.

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Published
2014-05-12
How to Cite
De Pascali, P., Alberti, V., De Ioris, D., & Reginaldi, M. (2014). Energy And Environment in Urban Regeneration. Studies for a Method of Analysis of Urban Periphery. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment. https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/2481