From Smart City to Smart Region

Digital Services for an Internet of Places

  • Corinna Morandi
  • Andrea Rolando
  • Stefano Di Vita

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the PoliMI SpringerBriefs book sub series (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Corinna Morandi, Stefano Di Vita
    Pages 19-38
  3. Corinna Morandi, Andrea Rolando, Stefano Di Vita
    Pages 39-72
  4. Andrea Rolando, Stefano Di Vita
    Pages 73-91
  5. Corinna Morandi, Andrea Rolando, Stefano Di Vita
    Pages 93-103

About this book


This book offers a fascinating exploration of the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and spatial planning, expanding the concept of “urban smartness” from the usual scale of buildings or urban projects to the regional dimension. In particular, it presents the outcomes of research undertaken at Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with Telecom Italia, that had three principal goals: to investigate the use of ICTs for the representation, promotion, management, and dissemination of an integrated system of services; to explore the spatial impacts of digital services at different scales (regional, urban, local); and to understand how a system of mobile services can encourage new spatial uses and new collective behavior in the quest for better spatial quality of places. Useful critical analysis of international case studies is also included with the aim of verifying the opportunities afforded by new digital services not only to improve the urban efficiency but also to foster the evolution of urban communities through enhancement of the public realm. The book will be a source of valuable insights for both scholars and local administrators and operators involved in smart city projects.


Digital Mapping Digital Services Internet of Places Smart Region Spatial Mapping Spatial Quality of Places Urban Digital Nodes Urban Efficiency

Authors and affiliations

  • Corinna Morandi
    • 1
  • Andrea Rolando
    • 2
  • Stefano Di Vita
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Architecture and Urban StudiesPolytechnic University of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Architecture and Urban StudiesPolytechnic University of MilanMilanItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Architettura ePolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17337-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17338-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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