Barcelona, Manchester, Thessalonica, Turin, Bari, Genoa: what do these cities have in common? The fact that they're "smart", as measured by different indicators concerning transportation, education, health, environmental sustainability, and technological innovation. Smart cities reflect a complex concept that has to do with the tranformation of our current cities in order to rise above energy-based and environmental emergencies and address social and economic challenges involving citizens' quality of life. By analyzing exemplary cases, the book explains what has been done and what remains to be done in order to make our cities increasingly smarter.
Giuliano Dall'Ò teaches Environmental Technical Physics at the Polytechnic University in Milan.