Urban planning

Urban planning

Urban planning may seems a very modern concept, but that couldn’t be less true. In fact we can trace evidence of urban planning and designed communities dating back to the Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilizations in the third millennium BC. And that’s pretty obvious if you think at pyramids, it’s pretty impossible to build something so magnificent big and beautiful if you don’t have a quite detailed and complete plan to cover your back. So we can say that the idea of a planned out urban area is, more or less, old as time.

It’s a concept that evolves and changes within the societies. But planning a city does not merely means to decide where to put a new building or how high it has to be, especially not in this day and age. On one hand ,with all the problems we have to face from global worming to climate change, every action we make nowadays on our lands has to be deeply resonate and artfully calculated. On the other hand the global population is growing asking for more space, better infrastructures and a surrounding that reflects our new technological way of living. And here it comes, peeking out from the most brilliant and bold minds of our generation: the idea of a smart city. A real revolution in the field of urban planning, an incredible innovative way to conceive our cities that is, now more than ever, people-centric and that uses technologies to improve the quality life standards.

Homes get smarter and home automation is now a fact: from the fridge to the temperature of the room everything can be controlled through our smartphones. However the most surprising fact is that today, in a world where communication seems to get lost day after day, streets and cars start talking and exchanging information. From the onboard cameras to the real-time traffic information: technology regains its original purpose and become, once again, a powerful tool to make our life better and easier.

 

Some of those projects are still niche products or at their developing stages but we are more than sure that it won’t take any longer before they’ll make their entrance in our daily routine.