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What we talk about when we talk about energy in urban district planning

  • Lingotto - aula 206 230 Via Nizza Torino, Piemonte, 10126 Italy (map)

THIS IS AN INTERNAL SEMINAR TO GIVE DESIGN INSIGHTS FOR ASPIRANT ARCHITECTS WITHIN THE II DESIGN UNIT "01QLYPQ - ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN ECONOMICS".

In the "Architettura e Città" course, students should elaborate a smart high-quality design and sustainable urban development project, starting from specific knowledge and competence in four complementary fields: the architectural composition, the economic evaluation of development projects, the management of urban processes and the social awareness. The seminar will focus on tricky energy issues related to the design and the dimensioning of a thermal plant for a complex urban environment, as well as trade-offs between environmental impacts, life cycle assessments, aesthetic and economic criteria regarding building features. 

Speakers: 

Patrizia Lombardi, the politoward team, POLITO: Energy issues, urban policies and human factor: drawing from the mid-term result of the european funded project MILESECURE-2050 

Minna Sunikka-Blank, the politoward team, the University of Cambridge: The Behavioural Factor: implications for thermal retrofit programmes (Germany and the UK)

Jacopo Toniolo, the politoward team, POLITO: Urban energy demand from building to district

Giulia Sonetti, the politoward team, POLITO:  The environmental impact of some design choices (or the unexpected failing of ignorance)

Fanny Carlet, LEED AC: Disctrict scale sustainability frameworks

Andrea Moro, iiSBE ITALIA: The international initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment and the ITACA protocol