Environmental, social and economic sustainability in urban areas: a cool materials' perspective

  • Federica Rosso Department of Civil, construction and Environmental Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2151-3780
  • Stefano Franco
Keywords: Urban areas, Sustainability, Comfort, Cool materials, High-albedo materials


Starting from the relationship between urban planning and mobility management, TeMA has gradually expanded the view of the covered topics, always following a rigorous scientific in-depth analysis. This section of the Journal, Review Notes, is the expression of a continuous updating of emerging topics concerning relationships among urban planning, mobility and environment, through a collection of short scientific papers. The Review Notes are made of four parts. Each section examines a specific aspect of the broader information storage within the main interests of TeMA Journal. In particular, the Economy, business and land use section aims at presenting recent advancements on relevant topics that underlie socio-economic relationships between firms and territories. The present note tackles the topic of cool materials for urban areas, as a mitigation strategy to counteract climate-change related issues. The most recent developments about cool materials demonstrate how they can boost environmental, social and economic sustainability and resilience in urban areas.


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Author Biography

Federica Rosso, Department of Civil, construction and Environmental Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome

PhD in Architectural and Urban Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). She is postdoctoral research fellow at University of Perugia (Perugia, Italy) and lecturer at Sapienza University of Rome (Rome, Italy). She has been a visiting researcher at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering (New York, USA) and Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science (New York, USA). Her main research interests are focused on built environment sustainability and resilience. Her works on these topics are published in international scientific journals, such as Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Applied Energy, Energy and Buildings, Building and Environment, Construction and Building Materials journals, Buildings, Sustainability.


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How to Cite
Rosso, F., & Franco, S. (2021). Environmental, social and economic sustainability in urban areas: a cool materials’ perspective. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 14(2), 293-298. https://doi.org/10.6093/1970-9870/8074