Mobility and the Smart City - Innovative Solutions for Responsive Urban Spaces.

Marco Zilvetti, Fausto Brevi

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In the late years the expression ‘smart city’ is being used to define sentient urban contexts, capable to connect citizens and provide innovative solutions to their everyday needs. Cities are redefining themselves as stages for innovation and pervasive technologies are gaining a growing relevance in our everyday lives. Municipalities and researchers tend to underline the crucial role of collaborative patterns, involving citizens as active stakeholders in the value-generation process, towards solutions capable to improve the quality of their urban experience. As people are called to share the same urban spaces, possible conflicts may take place between personal interests and collective requirements; social life becomes therefore a sort of peacetreaty in which the tendency towards social equality and the individual tendency to stand out ought to find a balance. This is particularly evident in the field of urban transport, since the individual is called to recast his identity in terms of flexibility, adaptability and instant transformation, in order to adjust his own interests to the social requirement for a more sustainable mobility. The following dissertation intends to introduce a transdisciplinary overview of current urban trends, and of their possible evolution towards innovative solutions for the mobility needs of our tomorrow’s cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Matter Of Design. Making Society Through Science And Technology: Proceedings of the 5th STS Italia Conference.
EditorsClaudio Coletta, Sara Colombo, Paolo Magaudda, Alvise Mattozzi, Laura Lucia Parolin, Lucia Rampino
PublisherSTS Italia Publishing
Number of pages740
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-78146-05-6
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2015
Event5th STS Italia Conference: Making Society through Science and Technology - Milan
Duration: 1 Dec 2014 → …


Conference5th STS Italia Conference: Making Society through Science and Technology
Period1/12/14 → …

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