RE.S.U.ME. REsilience and Smart Urban MEtabolism

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Short description of project idea : 
RE.S.U.ME. (REsilient Sustainable Urban MEtabolism) explores the synergy between the reality of ICT and urban planning. A prototype developed to create a shared knowledge and the definition of alternative scenarios for the new life cycles of abandoned spaces will be implemented by this work. New technologies and uncontrolled open-data policies lead public to a new way of approaching the market. To enlarge the competences of the professionals that work within cities governance, we believe that providing a deep and dynamic knowledge on the heritage and urban built environment is the more effective solution to offer a unique support to the needs. RE.S.U.ME. focuses on the quest for something more than just IoT infrastructure in our contemporary urban space. By providing a boosted geographical database with detailed information about the status of each building, we aim to support the professional by providing a neat vision about vacant buildings available citywide. We think this knowledge is an important asset in covering every kind of public requests: from flat to rent to an abandoned building to restore or to drive better investors. The city of Trento will be the pilot project to test these statements. The project aims to include other cities in different nations as pilot areas to share metholdology and confront results. Underneath the framework of urban regeneration policies, citizens and their governs need, more than ever, physical ri-construction sites (yards) to discuss and address the main choices for the transformation of their cities. Each ri-construction sites (yards) by being an installation and a social collector, allows to drive the regeneration process of the area. We studied the phenomenon of pushing new constructions rather investing on the reuse of abandoned buildings with the consequences of unsustainable land use. To address the work we will adopt a comprehensive approach across the fields of urbanism, ICT engineering and social sciences. We believe that sharing knowledge and know-hows with the agencies is the way to support better market strategies as well as urban transformation policies.
We looking forward to collaborate also with other regions whose are interested in the topic. We aim to involved partner from local municipalities and/or regional bodies.
Smart Cities
Main areas of expertise: 
Our team at the University of Trento engage a broad range of experts, researchers, and professor that reflects the contemporary multidisciplinary need to respond to urban space issues. The team has a large experience and knowledge on applied scientific research activities in the fields of urban design, landscape and architecture. The main issues developed have been: valorisation of the resources of the landscaping and urban heritage, of the cultural, architectural, environmental and archaeological heritage; prefiguration of actions and interventions of urban, landscape, architectural and strategic importance for the economic and social development of the city; comparative assessment of future urban scenarios; anticipating/mitigating the risks that may arise from the future urban transformations of the city; activation of communication processes, participation and social sharing.
Main objectives of the project and how will they be achieved: 
Fostering collaborative actions for city’s future challenges
Create a platform made of urban big data (built, natural, socio-economic environment) to foster convergence of data-specialists, urban designers, citizens, governance authorities and companies for a collaborative urban managing process while enhancing existing public space.
Challenges that may determine the impact of the project: 
Sensing device for collaborative public space making
Elaborate an open source application to share, communicate and implement data information for and within citizens and users.
Responsive and friendly urban centre
Ri-constriction sites as urban installation which is able to create urban physical interaction while fostering collaborative sharing of ideas and research. The last outcome will be a physical element in the city as a new way of envisioning the next-generation of city's Urban Centre. It will be a low-cost, modular, sensing and interacting scaffolding designed to be constantly update - through an open source process - to create a new place within the city most interesting spot to enhance existing public space.
Partners that have already expressed interest in the project and expected role: 
Alysso s.r.l.
Consulting agency for the database and the web interface
Profile of partners sought and expected role: 
eSecurity researcher
Monitoring and solving safety issue to be included in the data set to be mapped
Big data analyst
Controlling and manipulating big data analysis and prevision
Analysing, collecting and interpreting social behaviour through big data and social physics (socio - economic behaviour)
Blue and green infrastructure experts with competences in urban environment and ICT
Evaluating tree density and perception, water presence and effects to mitigate climate change effect in urban environment and translate physical elements into big data.
Previous, relevant EU project experience: 
Trento smart infrastructures. Blue and green solutions in the alpine regions (B&GI_Alps)
Climate KIC - Urban Challenge
LOS_DAMA! - Landscape and Open Space Development in Alpine Metropolitan Areas
Interreg/Alpine Space
Recycle Italy
MIUR - Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (Italy)
ADES - Airports as Drivers of Economic Success in Peripheral Regions
Specific countries/regions/cities you are keen to collaborate with: 
Germany; Spain; Slovenia; Denmark
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Name of the organisation: 
Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (DICAM), University of Trento, Italy
Short description of organisation: 
The Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (DICAM) pursues high level scientific and teaching objectives, regarding research and training, in line with the most important research-intensive universities. The Department also promotes significant interrelations with public authorities and private companies, at local, national and international level. The mission of the Department is laid down in the following specific targets: i) the promotion of research in key areas of Engineering; ii) the training of engineers and researchers of the future generations. DICAM was involved in 24 FP7 projects and has coordinated 11 of them. As far as H2020 is concerned, DICAM researchers have been so far awarded with 12 grants.

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