Intangible Fruitions - Virtualization of Cultural Heritage for the Territorial Promotion

  • Mauro Francini Università della Calabria
  • Maria Colucci Università della Calabria
  • Annunziata Palermo Università della Calabria
  • Maria Francesca Viapiana Università della Calabria
Keywords: smart cities


The topic of smart cities and communities now plays an important role in the European and national policy planning, finding direct feedback in various national and international research programs, including the one under consideration. Specifically, as indicated by the Ministry of Instruction, University and Research, "a territory can be defined as "smart" when it focuses its development efforts in the human and social capital, in transport and information and communication technologies, in the careful management of natural resources and promotion of participatory governance". With this in mind we felt the need to launch a research program whose objective is embodied in the virtualization of the territorial heritage in general and, in particular, of the cultural heritage in order to restore it in network as a "common good" for citizens and visitors, also allowing local governments to internationalize the knowledge of that asset. It has been used an integrated approach in which play a key role not only local environment but also some advanced techniques that can ensure easy access to the network of services in line with the needs of residents and tourists, simultaneously allowing the same to interact and integrate information directly.


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Author Biographies

Mauro Francini, Università della Calabria
Associate professor of Technical and Urban Planning. Responsible of the Planning Laboratory, director of the Summer School Unical, coordinator of several research projects transactional and national, director of the editorial series PT&URB of F.Angeli. Researches problems of land and its management and techniques and tools for town and country planning.
Maria Colucci, Università della Calabria
Engineer, PhD research, research grant holder. Deals with town and country planning, with special reference to participative approaches and techniques, urban quality in terms of sustainability and safety, and local integrated development.
Annunziata Palermo, Università della Calabria
Engineer, PhD research, research grant holder. Deals with strategic land planning of local integrated systems of medium and low density urban and rural centres, with special reference to approaches and techniques of participation, assessment and management.
Maria Francesca Viapiana, Università della Calabria
Engineer, PhD research, researcher of Technical and Urban Planning. Studies the types of town and country planning and programming, with special reference to the role of systems of mobility in processes of urban regeneration.


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How to Cite
FranciniM., ColucciM., PalermoA., & ViapianaM. F. (2012). Intangible Fruitions - Virtualization of Cultural Heritage for the Territorial Promotion. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 5(3), 133-144.
LUME (Land Use, Mobility and Environment)