Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 4

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Creation of experimental urban indices in order to estimate the environmental performance of urban/building regenerations

Filippo Bonazzi, Marcello Capucci, Alberto Muscio, Catia Rizzo

Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 4, pp. 541-554
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2014.37

Abstract

Identifying indices to measure the multiple environmental effects of urban transformations is the battle line for the urban planners. To tackle this need the Municipality of Modena (Italy) has defined a set of parameters focused on three main phenomena: the Urban Heat Island, energy requirements and hydraulic risk. The indicesare capable of measuring the effects, vouching for the achievement of the planning targets and estimating the benefit-cost ratio. The paper describes the pilot actions of the CE program’s project UHI realized in the framework of the Plan of Urban Redevelopment of the ‘Villaggio Artigiano’ (POC.MO.W, Modena).

Keywords: urb an heat island, urban environmental indices, environmental sustainability, urban planning

Filippo Bonazzi, Municipality of Modena Via Santi, 60, 41123 Modena: Italy
Marcello Capucci, Municipality of Modena Via Santi, 60, 41123 Modena: Italy
Alberto Muscio, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Via Universita 4, 41121 Modena: Italy
Catia Rizzo, Municipality of Modena Via Santi, 60, 41123 Modena: Italy