Smart City and Metropolitan Area: the Energy Component in the Case Studies of Genoa and Naples

  • Rosaria Battarra National Research Council Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies
  • Chiara Lombardi Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering - University of Naples Federico II Italy
  • Marco Raimondo Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering - University of Naples Federico II Italy
Keywords: Energy Efficiency, Smart City, Smartness Indicators, Genoa, Naples

Abstract

The Smart City model is now considered one of the opportunities to rethink cities and, in general, the development of urban communities. One of the most relevant themes in the application of the Smart City paradigm is the city/energy relationship and Italian cities are fielding several actions to effectively cope with the energy issues. Nevertheless, actions and projects are often uncritically promoted as ‘smart’, but actually lack innovative contents and methods. Therefore, the aim of this research, of which we present the first findings, is the drafting of a survey, tested through field analysis, of the experimentations of Italian metropolitan areas on the Smart City topic. The in-depth analysis of two case studies, Genoa and Naples, allowed us to compare the actual state of the two cities. We have that they have undertaken a common path in the implementation of strategies to try to transform themselves into Smart Cities, focusing especially on the energy aspects.

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Author Biographies

Rosaria Battarra, National Research Council Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies

Researcher of the National Research Council (Institute of Studies on the Mediterranean Systems in Naples). Since 1989 she has been cooperating with the “Dipartimento di Pianificazione e Scienza del Territorio” of the University of Naples Federico II, carring-out research into urban redevelopment and especially on the tools and procedures for the implementation of the plans.

Chiara Lombardi, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering - University of Naples Federico II Italy

Architect and junior researcher for the Smart Energy Master project at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering - University of Naples Federico II.

 

Marco Raimondo, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering - University of Naples Federico II Italy
Building engineer and junior researcher for the Smart Energy Master project at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering - University of Naples Federico II.

 

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Published
2015-07-27
How to Cite
Battarra, R., Lombardi, C., & Raimondo, M. (2015). Smart City and Metropolitan Area: the Energy Component in the Case Studies of Genoa and Naples. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 8(2), 145-158. https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/3008