Eugenio Morello

Eugenio Morello
Politecnico di Milano | Polimi · Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DASTU)

Ph.D.

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The topic of pinpointing Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in the urban context has been cultivating interests lately from different scholars, urban planning practitioners and policymakers. This Special Issue originates from the Greening Cities Shaping Cities Symposium held at the Politecnico di Milano (12–13 October 2020), aiming at bridging the gap be...
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Working DefinitionsNature-based SolutionsAccording to the European Commission’sdefini-tion (See alsohttps://ec.europa.eu/info/research-and-innovation/research-area/environment/nature-based-solutions_en) (2015), nature-basedsolutions (NBS) are solutions that are“inspiredand supported by nature, which are cost-effective,simultaneously provide environ...
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The topic of pinpointing Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in the urban context has been cultivating interests lately from different scholars, urban planning practitioners and policy- makers. This Special Issue originates from the Greening Cities Shaping Cities Symposium held at the Politecnico di Milano (12–13 October 2020), aiming at bridging the gap...
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Promosso e condotto dal Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani del Politecnico di Milano e finanziato dal Ministero della Transizione Ecologica (MiTE), il progetto di ricerca “Aree Produttive, Aree Pro-Adattive” (di seguito AP+A) si propone di diffondere nelle aree produttive e commerciali la cultura della sostenibilità. AP+A persegue gli obie...
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Urban greening policies and measures have recently shown a high potential impact on the design and reshaping of the built environment, especially in urban regeneration processes. This book provides insights on analytical methods, planning strategies and shared governance tools for successfully integrating Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in the urban p...
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Urban greening initiatives have taken many innovative forms over time, from large urban parks planning and preservation to ecosystem-based approaches such as Nature-based Solutions (NBS). Even though implementing NBS and vegetation are accompanied mainly by positive impacts, a considerable body of scientific evidence demonstrates the negative conse...
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This chapter explains the importance for nature-based solutions as resilience infrastructure of cities. It sets the scene for the challenges and opportunities presented by a city-wide uptake and implementation of nature-based solutions as integrative and systemic solutions to planning for urban resilience and sustainability. We present not only the...
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The availability of gridded, screen-level air temperature data at an effective spatial and temporal resolution is important for many fields such as climatology, ecology, urban planning and design. This study aims at providing such data in a data-scarce, arid city within the greater Cairo region (Egypt), namely the Sixth of October, where, to our kn...
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Through a shared governance approach, the city of Milan is adopting a co-design process that involves citizens and their preferences in designing green roofs and walls throughout the city. This process is supported by the CLEVER Cities project co-creation pathway that fosters the engagement of inhabitants and local stakeholders in leading the Urban...
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Citation: Mahmoud, I.H.; Morello, E.; Vona, C.; Benciolini, M.; Sejdullahu, I.; Trentin, M.; Pascual, K.H. Setting the Social Monitoring Framework for Nature-Based Solutions Impact: Methodological Approach and Pre-Greening Measurements in the Case Study from CLEVER Cities Milan. Sustainability 2021, 13, 9672. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13179672
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Over recent decades Urban Living Labs (ULLs) have become a common space for co-creation processes' experimentation, whereby new approaches for sustainable urban development are highly connected to support evidence-based policy generation. Europe seems a particular 'hotspot' for this approach whenever it comes to public policy and specifically plann...
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Climate Change (CC) is having a progressively negative impact on natural resources management. It, indeed, worsens existing environmental challenges, placing socio-ecological systems in a situation of new risks. This process invites to reflect about the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approach, which combines concepts of sustainable land use and c...
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Summary What is this chapter about? In this chapter, you will learn the main principles guiding NBS performance and impact evaluation. Good evaluation can be the basis for effective NBS implementation, enable evidence-based policymaking, support policy learning and facilitate flexible decision-making, via adaptive management, to ensure the sustaina...
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Nature-based solutions (NBS) implementation in urban contexts has proven outcoming multiple benefits to reverse the current trend of natural resources' degradation adversely affecting biodiversity, human health, and wellbeing. Yet, the current urban-planning policy frameworks present a rigid structure to integrate NBS definitions, and their co-bene...
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ABSTRACT: Air pollution is a worldwide issue and is considered one of the biggest urban challenges and the single largest environmental health risk in Europe. Exposure to Air pollution causes serious health problems and even mortality. In recent decades, cities recognise that nature can be part of the solution to air pollution reduction. By focusin...
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Over the past decades, climate change has become among the top issues challenging cities worldwide, endangering the urban infrastructures and threatening the health of millions of people. Hence, climate action, both in terms of mitigation and adaptation to climate change, has become a priority for urban planning. This work introduces an example of...
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Building retrofit is often reported to fail in achieving predicted energy savings; this mismatch in post-retrofit conditions is labeled the ‘energy performance gap’ and may be due to both occupant behavior and technical issues. In this study, the occupant is investigated through a case study of a recently retrofitted public housing in Milan inhabit...
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The present paper concerns the assessment of biomass by-products from the urban greenery maintenance with an energy perspective. Usually pruning is not organized by a consolidated planning practice, mainly because of lack of information. After estimating the quantity of wood pruning by-products by means of dendrometric equations and the availabilit...
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This paper presents a novel climate mitigation action index to evaluate various aspects linked to the implementation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP), which define the carbon dioxide emission reduction targets and outline the key actions to achieve these at the municipal level. A SEAP Implementation Index (SII) is developed and applied to...
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Sharing economy is envisaged as an opportunity for economic, social and environmental impact, by enabling people to maximize the idling capacity of their assets. The key change of the contemporary trend regards the boundaries and types of connections that sharing economy is reshaping. The phenomenon is evident at urban scale, where digitally litera...
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The current European Union biodiversity strategy is failing to reach its targets aimed at halting biodiversity loss by 2020, and eyes are already set at the post-2020 strategy. The European Commission is encouraging the active role of citizens in achieving policy objectives in the coming years. In this paper, we explore ways citizens discuss their...
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In 2013, the European Commission passed out the EU Adaptation strategy to increase knowledge-based framework related to resilience impacts on climate change adaptation actions. This study addresses the implementation of Nature-based Solutions (NBS) in three urban living labs in Milan as an experimental co-creation process. The ideation is mainly ba...
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Climate change causes a critical increase of temperature and frequency of heat waves, whose impact is particularly sensitive within the urban environment. Here, the loss of natural areas, beside morphological and thermal properties, makes urban temperature to be significantly higher compared to peri-urban and rural areas. This phenomenon is commonl...
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Urban solar radiation is a primary factor affecting indoor and outdoor thermal and lighting comfort. However, although 3D solar radiation models are achieving remarkable advances in urban climate planning support and decision making, they are time-consuming and cost-intensive. We aim at compensating for such limitations by providing an agile approa...
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Climate change and global warming requires a strong boost to sustainable growth strategies. In particular, urban green management and planning is becoming a crucial and at the same time critical aspect. Therefore, urban green requires being accurately mapped, quantified and monitored over time. In this study we propose a cost-effective but reliable...
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El esquema de clasificación de la Zona Climática Local (LCZ), introducido por Stewart y Oke (2012), ofrece oportunidades prometedoras para estudiar mejor los fenómenos climáticos urbanos a escala micro y local (por ejemplo, el efecto de isla de calor urbano). Sin embargo, aunque se han introducido varios métodos para aplicar el concepto de LCZ a la...
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Transportation has significant and long lasting economic, social and environmental impacts, making it one of the main challenges to be addressed by policy makers, public managers and scholars worldwide. For Universities, students and staff transportation represents one of the largest impacts on the environment and society, since in many cases it re...
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In recent years, ‘sharing cities’ has spread globally, starting in 2012 when Seoul declared its intent to pursue sharing economy strategies [...]
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Nature-based solutions (NBSs) have been on the forefront of the urban regeneration processes in a later fashion; that direction fundamentally intertwines with the European Commission framework of Research and Innovation policy on “Re-Naturing cities and Green Infrastructure” aiming towards positioning the EU as leader in ‘Innovating with nature’. T...
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Nature-based solutions (NBSs) have been on the forefront of the urban regeneration processes in a later fashion; that direction fundamentally intertwines with the European Commission framework of Research and Innovation policy on “Re-Naturing cities and Green Infrastructure” aiming towards positioning the EU as leader in ‘Innovating with nature’. T...
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The integration of sustainability and resilience strategies is the key in order to achieve successful urban regeneration. The introduction of “community metabolism” as a concept is the thesis of this work. Taking into account resource efficiency as a mayor driver for urban planning projects in combination with the recent concerns of the consequence...
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Les villes jouent un rôle de plus en plus important en matière de transition énergétique pour atteindre les objectifs internationaux et nationaux d'efficacité énergétique et de réduction des émissions de CO2. En tant que contribution à ces défis mondiaux, l'État de Genève a produit ces six dernières années un cadastre solaire détaillé. Afin de faci...
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Taking into account that Brazil possesses 84% of its population living in cities and that transportation constitutes a significant portion of the urban cost matrix, balancing city growth, energy consumption and transportation (including maintenance and operation of the road system) represents a great challenge to be overcome. Though 65.2% of the Br...
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New digital devices, mainly mobile ones, raise new questions on architectural and urban design practices. People became ''sensors", being at the same time able to move into the city and to move into the information space. Mobiance, a mix between Mobile and Ambiance, is a research and creation process focused on the impacts of innovative ICT technol...
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The paper presents the core methodology for assessing solar radiation and energy production on building rooftops and vertical facades (still rarely considered) of the inner-city. This integrated tool is based on the use of LiDAR, 2D and 3D cadastral data. Together with solar radiation and astronomical models, it calculates the global irradiance for...
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Cities play an increasingly important role with regards to energy transition. Main goal is to reach international and national (Swiss) targets related to energy efficiency and CO2 emission reduction. As a contribution to these global challenges, during the last 6 years the State of Geneva has been producing a detailed solar cadaster. In order to fa...
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This study looks at the effect of daylighting on human performance. It includes a focus on glare index combined with the actual feeling of users of the classroom as a way to assess indoor lighting quality. The main objective of this research is to understand the impact of daylighting from windows on the glare sensation and also to determine which g...
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The present work compares the ability of the two most used glare indices, the Daylight Glare Probability (DGP) and the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) Glare Index (CGI), using Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA) and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN). The research investigates the efficiency of indexes in predictive indoor lighting...
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The goal of this research is to demonstrate, according to subjective and objective evaluations, that a passive Anidolic Integrated Ceiling (AIC) is able to provide an adequate illumination level for optimal visual and task performance in deeper office spaces and to prove its effectiveness in enhancing interior daylighting quality. A quantitative st...
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Taking into account that Brazil possesses 84% of its population living in cities and that transportation constitutes a significant portion of the urban cost matrix, balancing city growth, energy consumption and transportation (including maintenance and operation of the road system) represents a great challenge to be overcome. Though 65.2% of the Br...
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The chapter aims at providing a framework to the content collected in the book and, in particular, it investigates the mutual and influential relationship between representation and urban design. This topic represents the core activity and is at the very basis of the main approach developed by the research structure Laboratorio di Simulazione Urban...
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The spatial configuration of places affects the environmental quality, the human comfort and the practices of space usage. Both domains of urban morphology and perceptual analysis investigate the relationship existing between open spaces and built-up areas from different perspectives. The quantification of visible areas—what scholars call the visib...
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Strategic planning in higher education provides insight on the sustainability priorities of many colleges and universities worldwide. Researchers from the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN), a global forum for leading universities to exchange ideas and best practices for integrating sustainability into campus operations, research, and...
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Energy occurs on the territory in different forms and at different levels of quality. This paper investigates how the consideration and implementation of several manifestations of energies and in particular renewable energy sources (RES) can become a foundational design element for urban and regional planning. Specifically, an exploration of possib...
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The investigation of novel modalities and procedures to construct and make use of guidelines for urban design contests on the basis of perceptual representation principles is presented in this paper as a result of our research experience and the applications carried out over time. The paper firstly addresses a theoretical framework that highlights...
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This paper presents the outcomes of an ongoing co-design process and aims to demonstrate the efficacy of novel urban simulation techniques beside traditional forms of representation for fostering citizen inclusion in decision-making processes. The activities involve researchers, students, citizens, and local authorities, collaborating to give a new...
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This paper presents the outcomes of an ongoing co-design process and aims to demonstrate the efficacy of novel urban simulation techniques alongside traditional forms of representation for fostering citizen inclusion in decision-making processes. The activities involve researchers, students, citizens, and local authorities, collaborating to give a...
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In this paper we proposed a visual perception analysis to be used as a methodology for the evaluation, communication and design of places. The work was applied for the urgent challenge of re-thinking industrial areas which characterize the visual landscape of numerous urban fringes. We used simulation of the present and future of heritage as a desi...
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Perceptual simulation represents an attempt to anticipate physical reality, whereby people can experience and interpret future environments from a subjective perspective. Working on experiential simulation for urban and landscape design requires an understanding of the relationship between man and the environment from a perceptual and cognitive sta...
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Introduction to the special issue edited by Eugenio Morello and Barbara E. A. Piga __ Full text http://ambiances.revues.org/671 __Special Issue "Experiential Simulation" http://ambiances.revues.org/535
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Natural forces affect urban environmental quality aspects and the well-being of people in space. Visualizing the impact of these forces is not straightforward, and it tackles the invisible character of these elements. This is also the aim of the environmental analysis which makes use of quantitative and qualitative outcomes, in particular numerical...
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Oggetto del presente contributo è la proposta di costruzione di una tassonomia delle strategie e azioni per affrontare il cambiamento climatico in ambito urbano attraverso misure concrete di pianificazione urbanistica. Obiettivo ultimo è la pre- disposizione di un catalogo di azioni possibili organizzate secondo una classifica- zione di obiettivi s...
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The mission toward urban sustainability requires tools for developing a vision and for monitoring change through time. For instance, representation of past, current and future places is the first medium we can work with in order to map the path toward sustainability. The launch of the university project ‘Città Studi Campus Sostenibile’ for the rene...
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Urban form matters in assessing the energy consumption of buildings. This chapter introduces three useful tools to assess the environmental impact of the urban form and to define possible energy scenarios. These outcomes can be used to inform the redevelopment or the new design of urban districts, or simply to evaluate the overall energy performanc...