Innovation

City Prosperity Initiative: an innovative methodology

The search for innovative models of urban coexistence and development also implies the need to be able to rely on more sophisticated and precise analytical tools. The City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) developed by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat),…

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Sky Academy, the commitment of a large group

In recent years there have been some interesting media education initiatives in Italy, such as Sky Academy, the sustainability project of the pay TV platform Sky Italia, dedicated to primary and secondary schools, which provides educational workshops for students aged…

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Skiing on waste becomes a reality in Copenhagen

Can a waste disposal facility become a tourist attraction for a city? In Copenhagen, it looks like it can. The new city waste-to-energy plant houses a ski slope, a 27-metre artificial climbing wall, a restaurant and a café surrounded by…

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From Green to Social Smart City

The influence of new technologies also has significant impacts on ancient and complex structures such as cities. If a Green City is a city model that aims for high environmental quality, a Smart City is something more: it is a…

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Industry 4.0, the revolution is underway

Digital technology and innovation are bringing major changes to our society. In the productive sector, these transformations are comparable to what took place in the 19th century with the first industrial revolution. We have now entered the age of Industry…

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Innovation, competitiveness, sustainability

What meaning can we give to the "innovation and sustainability” duo? According to many experts, key variables must be considered for a company’s competitiveness; without these elements it is much more difficult to achieve positive results and maintain them in…

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Agorà dell’abitare: an example of co-planning

The name of this initiative promoted by Leroy Merlin contains its goal: encouraging the community to solve housing problems by activating cooperation between various organisations/bodies across the territory. The Agorà dell’Abitare (Housing Agora) is an innovative partnership between for-profit companies,…

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