1st ed. 2018, XXVI, 697 p. 206 illus.,
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"Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions"
A. Bisello, D. Vettorato, P. Laconte, S. Costa (Eds.)
This book comprises a selection of the top contributions presented at the second international conference “Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2017”, held in March 2017 in Bolzano, Italy.
Featuring 46 papers by policy-makers, academics and consultants, it discusses current groundbreaking research in smart and sustainable planning, including quality of life.
Key topics in this volume are among others ICTs, public spaces and society; strategies and actions for good governance; urban-rural innovation; rethinking mobility.
“Energy, mobility and quality of life: from global to local” (2019)
The 2019 publication, as a follow-up of the 2016 one, further explores the future of energy production and consumption at GLOBAL level. It also further explores their relationship with mobility and quality of life, with special emphasis on governance and corporate responsibility in saving resources.
At LOCAL level it focuses on the case of the central Belgium conurbation, challenged by a dispersed governance leading to both excess reliance on fossil energy, and excess of road traffic, both affecting mobility and quality of life.