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Review Pages: Cities, Energy and Built Environment

Gennaro Angiello, Gerardo Carpentieri, Raffaella Niglio, Laura Russo, Andrea Tulisi


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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Barresi, A., & Pultrone, G. (2013). European strategies for smarter cities. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 6(1), 61-72. doi: 10.6092/1970-9870/1455.

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Bourdic, L., & Salat, S. (2012). Building energy models and assessment systems at the district and city scales: A review. Building Research & Information, 40(4), 518-526. doi: 10.1080/09613218.2012.690951.

European Commission (2010). Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings. Strasbourg, FR. Retrieved from qid=1437561889038&uri=CELEX:32010L0031.

European Commission (2011). Integrated Sustainable Urban Development – Cohesion Policy 2014-2020. Strasbourg, FR. Retrieved from

European Commission, (2012). Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC. Strasbourg. Retrieved from

European Parliament (2011). Urban Agenda. Bruxelles: Be. Retrieved from

Galderisi, A., & Ferrara, F. (2012). Enhancing urban resilience in face of climate change: a methodological approach. TeMA. Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 5(2), 69-88. doi:

Gargiulo, C., Pinto, V., & Zucaro, F. (2013). EU smart city governance. TeMA. Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 6(3), 356-370. doi: 10.6092/1970-9870/1980.

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Salvati, L., Gargiulo Morelli, V., Weijnen, M., van Bueren, E., Wenzler, I., & De Reuver, M. (2013). Towards intelligently - sustainable cities? TeMA. Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 6(1), 73-86. doi: 10.6092/1970-9870/1496.

Santamouris, M. (2001). Energy and Climate in the Urban Built Environment. London, UK: Routledge. ISBN: 9781873936900.

Wilkinson, P., Smith, K. R., Beevers, S., Tonne, C., & Oreszczyn, T. (2007). Energy, energy efficiency, and the built environment. The Lancet, 370 (9593), 1175-1187. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61255-0.



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