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Urban and Landscape Perspectives

Human Smart Cities

Rethinking the Interplay between Design and Planning

Editors: Concilio, Grazia, Rizzo, Francesca (Eds.)

  • Gives a comprehensive account of the topic of smart cities
  • Uses a human-driven approach to urban transformation
  • Reflects on the relation between planning and design as a strategy to link urban processes
  • Useful for public administration employees, urban planners and designers in addressing recent challenges of sustainability, public policies, business models in their relation with urban design
  • Provides a collection of theoretical contributions and case studies from Europe
  • Explores perception of public administration as catalyst of innovation and opportunities
  • Presents a vision of the urban environment as a living lab ecosystem
  • Introduces conception of urban innovation as a continuous open process between top-down and bottom up initiatives
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About this book

Within the most recent discussion on smart cities and the way this vision is affecting urban changes and dynamics, this book explores the interplay between planning and design both at the level of the design and planning domains’ theories and practices.
Urban transformation is widely recognized as a complex phenomenon, rich in uncertainty. It is the unpredictable consequence of complex interplay between urban forces (both top-down or bottom-up), urban resources (spatial, social, economic and infrastructural as well as political or cognitive) and transformation opportunities (endogenous or exogenous).
The recent attention to Urban Living Lab and Smart City initiatives is disclosinga promising bridge between the micro-scale environments, with the dynamics of such forces and resources, and the urban governance mechanisms. This bridge is represented by those urban collaborative environments, where processes of smart service co-design take place through dialogic interaction with and among citizens within a situated and cultural-specific frame.

About the authors

Grazia Concilio has a PhD from the University of Naples, she is assistant professor in Urban Planning at Politecnico di Milano. She carried out research activity at the RWTH in Aachen (D), at the IIASA in Laxenburg (A) and at the Concordia University of Montreal, Canada. She is component of several national and international research projects, responsible for a CNR young scientist project and, coordinator of two European projects for Politecnico di Milano, namely Periphèria and My Neighbourhood. She is author of several articles and publications.

Francesca Rizzo was a researcher at the Design Department of Politecnico di Milano and is currently a researcher at University of Bologna. She has a PhD in Telematics and Information from the University of Siena. She taught Human Computer Interaction and Interaction Design at University of Siena and at Politecnico di Milano. Fields of interest: User Centred Design (UCD), user studies and usability of interactive products. She is author of many articles and worked in different European Research Projects and coordinated, for The Design department of the Politecnico di Milano, Peripheria and Life 2.0 projects.

Reviews

“The book provides a comprehensive account of the topic of smart cities as a human-driven approach for supporting urban transformation. … useful reading for spatial planners, policy makers and place managers that are more concerned with a search for answers to questions such as, what does it mean for citizens living, working and playing in a smart city?” (Eduardo Oliveira, Environment and Planning B, 2017)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Strategic Planning as Governance of Long-Lasting Transformative Practices

    Albrechts, Louis

    Pages 3-20

  • Urban Living Labs: Opportunities in and for Planning

    Concilio, Grazia

    Pages 21-40

  • Smart Cities + Smart Citizens = Civic Intelligence?

    Schuler, Douglas

    Pages 41-60

  • Design and the Transformation of Cities

    Deserti, Alessandro

    Pages 63-79

  • Design At the Intersection Among City Challenges, New Public Services, and Policy-Making

    Rizzo, Francesca

    Pages 81-99

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33024-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33022-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-81425-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Smart Cities
Book Subtitle
Rethinking the Interplay between Design and Planning
Editors
  • Grazia Concilio
  • Francesca Rizzo
Series Title
Urban and Landscape Perspectives
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33024-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33024-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33022-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81425-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 255
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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