With this workshop Urbanpromo intends to explore a fascinating approach to the study and design of the city. The exploration aims to verify the possibility of creating an annual event of analysis, proposal and dissemination of innovations that make use of artificial intelligence, as well as human intelligence. The occasion is created by a fortuitous meeting with the Cariplo Foundation’s MEET Digital Culture Center.
Cities are not just places to live. They are also powerful creative devices to activate the diverse present and explore the possible future if they allow a community life that builds fruitful relationships, generates fertile synapses, produces new economies and accelerates innovation. When, on the other hand, they are fragmented places of inequality, spaces of unresolved conflict and generators of marginality, they lose their co-evolutionary function with humanity.
The challenge of the most responsible and innovative urban planning, generative and circular, is to design dynamic and not stationary, circular and not dissipative cities, generating values and not erosive of quality. Cities that consume less land, that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, that do not erode natural and cultural resources, that pursue strategies that are more sensitive to the context and guided and implemented by the community.
The city, understood as a place of enhancement of the collective intelligence of its inhabitants, therefore, calls for a paradigm shift capable of producing a new vision of its mission and its ability to generate an enabling ecosystem based on the hardware provided by the new quality of spaces and infrastructures and on the software constantly updated by active citizenship, but above all equipped with a new “operating system” consisting of advanced urban planning and urban policies, capable of responding to the changing demands of the contemporary world.
If you are interested in participating in the development of the programme of this conference, you can leave us a comment or signal in the following section “contributions”.
Stefano Stanghellini, URBIT President
MediaCity, the development of communication spaces and the city
Piergiorgio Monaci, MEET Digital Culture Center President – Cariplo Foundation
Maurizio Carta, University of Palermo
Communications and interventions:
New urban issues and information technologies: vulnerabilities from climate impacts of the Milanese territory
Denis Maragno, Iuav University of Venice
New frontier technologies and well-being in living and working environments: the wconnex solution
Francesco Tomasoni, HALLESS Managing Director
The digital twin for a new urban intelligence
Emilio F. Campana, CNR, Director of the Engineering, ICT, Energy and Transport Department
Giordana Castelli, CNR, researcher, Engineering, ICT, Energy and Transport Department
Sergio Urbani, General Director Cariplo Foundation
Michele Talia, INU President