Urban space’s physical and environmental characteristics impact urban public safety. Spe- cifically, many areas in the older urban core are morphologically unsafe. The historic city’s resilience to natural disasters and emergency phenomena often surpasses expectations thanks to settlement principles, post-disaster transformations, and redundancies that enhance the performance of the historic built environment. Yet, the necessity to introduce new qualities to reclaim urban heritages scattered throughout the territory, often abandoned or sparsely populated, underscores the need for maintenance and management measures to boost safety and resilience. This study aims to iden- tify technological components in urban space that influence the safety of places and define a design method for safety planning in historic urban settings. Urban safety interventions encompass various technological aspects in conjunction with the widespread distribution of equipment, adaptation of public and private facilities, and networked infrastructure and services. This paper delineates the elements that converge in the technological design of an appropriate historic town center to address potential emergencies. It presents the initial findings of studies conducted on a minor center with a strong historical value. This document aims to be useful for administrations of smaller municipali- ties, as the proposed method can be replicated in similar contexts.

Nicolini, E. (2024). Urban Safety—Socio-Technical Solutions for Urban Infrastructure: Case Studies. BUILDINGS, 14(6) [10.3390/buildings14061754].

Urban Safety—Socio-Technical Solutions for Urban Infrastructure: Case Studies

Nicolini, Elvira
2024-06-11

Abstract

Urban space’s physical and environmental characteristics impact urban public safety. Spe- cifically, many areas in the older urban core are morphologically unsafe. The historic city’s resilience to natural disasters and emergency phenomena often surpasses expectations thanks to settlement principles, post-disaster transformations, and redundancies that enhance the performance of the historic built environment. Yet, the necessity to introduce new qualities to reclaim urban heritages scattered throughout the territory, often abandoned or sparsely populated, underscores the need for maintenance and management measures to boost safety and resilience. This study aims to iden- tify technological components in urban space that influence the safety of places and define a design method for safety planning in historic urban settings. Urban safety interventions encompass various technological aspects in conjunction with the widespread distribution of equipment, adaptation of public and private facilities, and networked infrastructure and services. This paper delineates the elements that converge in the technological design of an appropriate historic town center to address potential emergencies. It presents the initial findings of studies conducted on a minor center with a strong historical value. This document aims to be useful for administrations of smaller municipali- ties, as the proposed method can be replicated in similar contexts.
11-giu-2024
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Nicolini, E. (2024). Urban Safety—Socio-Technical Solutions for Urban Infrastructure: Case Studies. BUILDINGS, 14(6) [10.3390/buildings14061754].
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