Urban renewal and sustainability

Many studies have shown that urban sprawl, which typifies most European cities, leads to: waste of land, increased energy demand, environmental impacts and high infrastructure costs. It is therefore necessary to renew the existing urban fabric to provide a good quality environment for a growing population, enable efficient management of economic resources, energy and environment. The aim of the project is to develop a decision support tool at the neighborhood scale, integrating sustainability into the dynamics of urban renewal projects through a multi-criteria assessment method including socio-cultural, economic and environmental aspects. This research project aims to promote a transparent, conscious and responsible decision-making, but also to contribute to the creative process of the future vision through a reliable and structured source of information on the neighborhood and its context.

Rey, Emmanuel
Presented at:
ENAC Research Day, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 15, 2012

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