Built environment

Will Alba Iulia be Romania’s first smart city?

Thu, 2018-06-28 08:59 -- SCC Europe Staff
06/27/2018

The small city of Alba Iulia in central Romania is undergoing big changes, attracting the most European funds in the country for projects that are helping to seriously boost tourism. First on the list: the restoration of the 18th century Alba Carolina citadel. Twenty projects alone were devoted to rejuvenating the tourist attraction, and now the city is using the rest of its regional development funding to improve infrastructure, building roads, bike paths and additional tourist attractions.

Il progetto da 2 miliardi di euro che rivitalizzerà Milano

Mon, 2018-06-18 08:09 -- SCC Europe Staff
06/17/2018

Milano è una delle poche città cosmopolite a investire miliardi di euro nei suoi quartieri più trascurati, nell’ambito di un piano di modernizzazione che renderà la città più attraente e sostenibile che mai. Il nome è CityLife Park e l’ispirazione per questo nuovo concetto proviene dai paesaggi della Lombardia, con un design unico volto a divenire un “parco fra le montagne e la pianura”.

Urbanisation – Unprecedented demographic shift or another bubble?

Wed, 2018-05-30 14:00 -- Janine Betz
05/30/2018

Cities need to offer more than tangible things like job opportunities and enhanced mobility to make them attractive to current and new residents. Guest author Janine Betz shares her insights on why cities should focus on ensuring that residents feel like they belong there, that they have a sense of 'place.'

SCCANZ in action: Smart urban development, defined

Wed, 2018-05-30 13:54 -- Adam Beck
05/29/2018

The goal for smart urban development is sustainability. But how do we get there? As part of our efforts to help the development industry achieve the best possible outcomes we’re offering guidance to help the industry achieve sustainability in a way that benefits people, the planet and the economy.

Monaco’s 10-year smart neighbourhood plan

Wed, 2018-05-23 06:48 -- SCC Europe Staff
05/22/2018

The Principality of Monaco measures just two square kilometres in size yet boasts a population of nearly 38,000—in addition to 30,000 workers who cross the border daily from France and Italy. Over the past 150 years, Monaco has expanded its size by 20%, tacking on an additional 40 hectares by extending the Port Hercules and developing the industrially driven Fontvieille district, built from reclaimed land along the coastline.

Higher-density cities are coming, from Sydney to Seattle. Can they be healthier cities, too?

Thu, 2018-05-03 14:34 -- Doug Peeples
05/03/2018

With city populations growing quickly, higher-density development is inevitable. But how do we ensure those high-density environments are healthy places to live and work? Read on to learn about a group of researchers determined to get the answers to that question.

Higher-density cities are coming. How do we ensure they're healthy cities, too?

Wed, 2018-05-02 17:45 -- Doug Peeples
05/01/2018

With city populations growing quickly, higher-density development is inevitable. But how do we ensure those high-density environments are healthy places to live and work? Read on to learn about a group of researchers determined to get the answers to that question.

Partner Spotlight: News for Johnson Controls, Continental, Itron and more

Thu, 2018-04-12 14:35 -- Doug Peeples
04/12/2018

Johnson Controls acquires Triatek… Itron's water upgrade project… Microsoft's IoT investment… Continental wins technology award… Parsons collaborates on education in UAE… UL's certification program for data centers. Click the links for details.

Digital Built Australia in practice (how we can transform the built environment)

Wed, 2018-03-28 19:13 -- Adam Beck
03/27/2018

Technology and data solutions are essential for optimising the smart cities built environment of the future. And it takes sound policies to ensure that those tools are used wisely and consistently, as the three articles by ANZSCC Partners included here explain.

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