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Review Pages: Planning For Smart Cities. Dealing With New Urban Challenges

Gennaro Angiello, Gerardo Carpentieri, Valentina Pinto, Laura Russo, Floriana Zucaro


Starting from the relationship between urban planning and mobility management, TeMA has gradually expanded the view of the covered topics, always remaining in the groove of rigorous scientific in-depth analysis. During the last two years a particular attention has been paid on the Smart Cities theme and on the different meanings that come with it. The last section of the journal is formed by the Review Pages. They have different aims: to inform on the problems, trends and evolutionary processes; to investigate on the paths by highlighting the advanced relationships among apparently distant disciplinary fields; to explore the interaction’s areas, experiences and potential applications; to underline interactions, disciplinary developments but also, if present, defeats and setbacks. Inside the journal the Review Pages have the task of stimulating as much as possible the circulation of ideas and the discovery of new points of view. For this reason the section is founded on a series of basic’s references, required for the identification of new and more advanced interactions. These references are the research, the planning acts, the actions and the applications, analysed and investigated both for their ability to give a systematic response to questions concerning the urban and territorial planning, and for their attention to aspects such as the environmental sustainability and the innovation in the practices. For this purpose the Review Pages are formed by five sections (Web Resources; Books; Laws; Urban Practices; News and Events), each of which examines a specific aspect of the broader information storage of interest for TeMA.


Web Resources; Books; Laws; Urban Practices; News and Events

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Papa, R., Gargiulo, C., Franco, S., & Russo, L. (2014). Urban Smartness Vs Urban Competitiveness: A Comparison of Italian Cities Rankings. Tema. Journal Of Land Use, Mobility And Environment, 0. doi:

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