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The Urban Book Series

Quality of Life in Urban Landscapes

In Search of a Decision Support System

Authors: Grifoni, Roberta Cocci, D'Onofrio, Rosalba, Sargolini, Massimo

  • Presents an innovative decision support system (DSS) for urban development scenarios and quality of life which is useful to public decision makers
  • Presents the case study of the Adriatic city of Ancona, Italy
  • Contains Electronic Supplementary Material including a database with groups of indicators of assessment of urban quality of life and a toolkit containing the data processing system and management information system used
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About this book

This volume introduces an innovative tool for the development of sustainable cities and the promotion of the quality of life of city inhabitants. It presents a decision-support system to orient public administrations in identifying development scenarios for sustainable urban and territorial transformations. The authors have split the volume into five parts, which respectively describe the theoretical basis of the book, the policies in question and indicators that influence them, the decision-support system that connects indicators to policies, the case study of Ancona, Italy, and potential future directions for this work.

This volume is based on transdisciplinary research completed in May 2016 that involved about 40 researchers at The University of Camerino, Italy and other European universities. With purchase of this book, readers will also have access to Electronic Supplementary Material that contains a database with groups of indicators of assessment of urban quality of life and a toolkit containing the data processing system and management information system used in the book’s case study.

About the authors

Roberta Cocci Grifoni is graduated in Physics and completed a Ph. D in Applied Physics. She is actually researcher of Environmental Applied Physics and assistant professor, at School of Architecture and Design at Camerino University, Italy. Her investigation fields include air quality modelling, model evaluation techniques, sensitivity and uncertainty studies, models for environmental control, parametrization of the Planetary Boundary Layer, statistic filling and time series, computational  fluid dynamic simulations, outdoor thermal comfort and  energetic efficiency in buildings. She has participated in many researches in the field of environmental design, such as: LIFE+ Natura “SUN LIFE”; FAR Research Quality of the Landscape and Quality of Life in the Sustainable Adriatic City”; "Access2 Mountain” - South East Europe  Transnational Cooperation Programme SEE/B/0007/3.1/X - "Sustainable mobility and tourism in sensitive areas of the Alps and the Carpathians.

From 2002 she is  Fellow of Wessex Institute of Great Britain.

She is author of 4 books, some chapters of books and over 60 papers on international and national journals devoted to research fields ranging from air quality, boundary layer physics, themophysical properties of fluid system, outdoor thermal comfort and energy efficiency.

Massimo Sargolini is Full Professor in Urban, Territorial, and Landscape Planning. He is coordinator of international research projects on inner areas, relationship between planning of protected areas and ordinary planning, quality of landscape and quality of life, and carries out scientific responsibility tasks in national and international organizations: member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN, director of the Research Center on Territory and Landscape (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa, UNICAM), director of the Master course on Landscape Planning and protected areas management, director of the interdisciplinary research platform SUSTAINSCAPES, member of the Landscape Scientific Board of INU (Italian Urban Planning Institute), member of the Technical-Scientific Committee of the Extraordinary Government Commissioner for Reconstruction - Earthquake 2016, coordinator and responsible of the Reconstruction and Development of the University of Camerino after the Earthquake 2016. He's author and coordinator of extensive scientific multi-disciplinary researches, international research projects, spatial planning and project activities concerning city and territory, environment, landscape, nature conservation (particularly protected areas), and risk management. He has published a large number of books and articles on these matters.

Rosalba D’Onofrio is Researcher of Urban Planning in the School of Architecture and Design “ E. Vittoria” at the University of Camerino, where she teaches Urban Planning and  is a member of the Scientific Committee of the “Parks and Landscape”  Master. In her professional and academic career she was involved in landscape design, design of parks, urban planning and design. She has participated in many researches in the field of environmental design, such as: LIFE+ Natura “SUN LIFE”; FAR Research Quality of the Landscape and Quality of Life in the Sustainable Adriatic City”; "Access2 Mountain” - South East Europe  Transnational Cooperation Programme SEE/B/0007/3.1/X - "Sustainable mobility and tourism in sensitive areas of the Alps and the Carpathians. She published many articles and some books in environmental and landscape fields, such as:  R. D’Onofrio (2012), “Towards sustainable urban planning in times of climate change”, Urban Planning and Regional Development- WASET 2012; R. D’Onofrio (2012),” Form of the City, Urban Sustainability, and Landscape Quality”, in M. Sargolini, Urban Landscapes. Environmental Networks and Quality of Life, Springer Milan; R. D’ Onofrio, Massimo Sargolini (edited by), Resilient Landscapes for Cities of the Future, Uniscape En-Route.

Her current research focuses on the relationship between urban planning, well-being and health of cities with some national and international publications such as: R. D’Onofrio, E. Trusiani (2017), Città, salute e  benessere, FAngeli, Roma; R. D’ Onofrio, E. Trusiani (2017), Urban Planning for Healthy European Cities, Springer.

Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • State of the Art on the Search for Sustainability and Quality of Life in Cities

    Grifoni, Roberta Cocci (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • The Landscape as a “Complex Indicator” of Urban Sustainability and Quality of Life of City Inhabitants

    Grifoni, Roberta Cocci (et al.)

    Pages 11-17

  • Use of Decision-Support Systems in Defining Scenarios for Sustainable, Shared Urban Development

    Grifoni, Roberta Cocci (et al.)

    Pages 19-24

  • Urban Policies for Urban Sustainability and Quality of Life of the City

    D’Onofrio, Rosalba (et al.)

    Pages 27-36

  • Selection of Indicators of Urban Sustainability and Quality of Life of City Inhabitants

    D’Onofrio, Rosalba (et al.)

    Pages 37-99

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65581-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65580-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality of Life in Urban Landscapes
Book Subtitle
In Search of a Decision Support System
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65581-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65581-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65580-2
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 399
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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