Today, in the light of the experiments already under way, in Italy as abroad, the concept of Smart City It is almost always synonymous with environmental sustainability and widespread use of information technology, communication, mobility and energy efficiency in order to improve the quality of community life and reduce waste in many different areas.
The city, however, are different from each other ... their form, their appearance is an extraordinary opportunity for a strong characterization and identity can become the place to discover the technologies and the most advanced solutions. Not only, therefore, energy efficiency, pollution reduction and sustainable mobility.
Zo_Loft It offers a new variation of the concept of "Smart cities", Through a ecological-adaptive response the complex issue of climate change. Reflection interested in environmental issues, specifically those related to the inability of the twenty-first century city of responding adequately to the stress, often extreme climate. In light of the many cases in which the technology showed only partial reliability, the reaction of such systems to also unexpected calamitous phenomena, must be anticipated. This new form of intelligence behind the image of a city that responds to climatic stress, shape and structure, therefore morphology. The rehabilitation of critical areas subject to flooding, flood or flooding of rivers, will interpret the "new geography of risk", as an outline for the construction of a "new risk culture" and new active landscape, capable of reacting to extreme events, mutating into new formal and functional meanings.
Mitigation strategies, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, they will not be sufficient to prevent the occurrence of extreme weather events. Cities of the future will have to adapt to climate change, introjecting a 'new risk geography' as an opportunity for the project to be read in filigree and to translate it into new flexible forms of space. It is assumed possible adaptive city: the Windy City, the city of the sun and the city of water, resilient not only through new technologies, but also for sustainable urban morphologies, therefore, a new form of urban intelligence. Finally we assume a new control tool for smart cities: the PRD (Priority Rating Diagram) through which it is possible to measure the urban priorities, the quality of the project and the ability to respond to new climate risks.
"It will not be the machine intelligence and process automation that - alone - save our cities but the ancient wisdom - mixture of ingenuity and cunning - that allowed" Mediterranean "heroes like Odysseus to solve problems almost outside the reach of man as are those that the city will get us in the near future. " (Andrea Granelli)