Since Urbanpromo 2006, the URBANISTICA journal launched a competition to confer the URBANISTICA Award.
On the occasion of the 11th edition, the editorial director of the journal professor Federico Oliva has identified the following three new voting categories to point out the most important themes of contemporary urban planning:
- ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REGENERATION
Issues like reduction of soil consumption and ecological compensation, economic optimisation of abandoned or underused real estate assets, promotion of cultural and environmental heritage, renewal of urban suburbs are just some of the goals that today are included in the broad definition of regeneration.
This category awards urban projects and plans that promote sustainable urban development conceived from an environmental, economic or social point of view.
- TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS FOR URBAN MANAGEMENT
Over the last few years we noticed the enhancement of technological solutions to support a more and more digital city.
This category aims to draw attention to the most innovative proposals about efficient and sustainable mobility, waste recycling, renewable energy, urban security and emergency management.
- NEW WAYS OF LIVING AND PRODUCING
Living and working are essential human needs that have taken on new meanings.
This section of the contest chooses projects which express in an architectural and an urban form the need for new housing services for social cohesion and community integration, spaces for new production methods and digital professions.