Urban densification and energy efficiency in Smart Cities - the VerGe project (Switzerland)

Alessandra Barresi


The issues of building densification and land conservation are much debated in local development policies and are related to the rational use of local environmental and climate resources. The paper proposes a critical reading of the research project that ISAAC Institute of SUPSI University (Switzerland) carried out on these themes by analysing a case in the municipality of Lugano Paradiso. The project analyses the effect of the urban transformation in terms of energy and solar access. The proposal of the case study was aimed at highlighting the importance quantifying some of the important consequences of local planning strategies can have on energy and the environment so as to contribute to assess their impacts to meet sustainable criteria and possible improvement actions.


Smart city; Building densification; Solar resource; Energy performance; Urban quality

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Techne-22713

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