The Integration Between Cultural Value, Historical Understanding and Urban Energies, to Assess Existing Real Estate Suitability for Intervention: The Case of Cremona

  • Pier Luigi Paolillo
  • Umberto BaresiEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9157)


The building stock of Cremona is considered here as good opportunity to provide potential socioeconomic and physical/architectural analyses to assess the suitability for intervention in existing structures. The treatment of alpha-numeric, vector databases is integrated with the physical dimension of buildings that, in this article, refers to living characteristics useful to assess the suitability for change of each statistical unit analysed. However, single variables can only outline the geographies of specific phenomena. The use of multi-dimensional appraisals allows understanding how these phenomena interact, showing complex latent potentialities. This enables the identification of units requiring strategic interventions for urban regeneration, using innovative analyses based on thematic paths geographies within the built space. These techniques are useful to enhance the preservation and overall quality of city cultural heritage and the urban building stock. Finally, a ‘suitability for intervention’ map which considers the relationships between economic activities, cultural/monumental heritage, vegetation structures is presented.


Historic centres Regeneration intervention Suitability for intervention Multi-dimensional analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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