ARCHITECTURE DESIGN FOR THE SMART CITY
COURSE CONTENTS SUMMARY
The Smart City can be understood as an innovative design process, which offers professional perspectives to students of architectural design studio, for a field in development both in the architectural project, and in the planning for the cities, the small towns and the territory.
The course aims at providing awareness and basic knowledge on the innovation processes that can guide the city planners in a smart perspective, overcoming the tendency to read the Smart City as a collection of unrelated technological, economic or social projects, but pursuing a more substantial design purpose, aimed at improving the quality of life throughout the city, or in one well-defined part, also thanking the contemporary scientific and technological tools.
With these objectives, the course aims to provide a perspective on the theme of Smart City as a current phenomenon in strong development, on the evolutionary trajectories of cities and cultural landscapes, on technologies, processes and models of governance.
The architect working on the Smart City must also possess specialist knowledge and skills, useful in combining traditional design strategies with contemporary technical, technological and digital tools, in a sustainable perspective in which the beauty of architecture and the city contributes to culture, to the economy and social development of the territory.
Starting from a necessary definition of field, the course deals with the theme of the architectural project for the Smart City, both as an indispensable cultural process in the contemporary world, and as a high-tech ecosystem, with the aim of analyzing excellent cases and foreshadowing concrete models, innovative and sustainable for the smart and digital growth of the city and the territory.
General framing text:
Renata Paola Dameri, Monica Bruzzone, "Smart city. Pianificazione e sviluppo economico territoriale", Parma-Genova, AMR, Laboratorio Architettura Musei Reti, 2018.
Further bibliographic references will be made available during the lessons.