Urban Land Uses and Smart Mobility

  • Mauro Francini Università della Calabria Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile
  • Annunziata Palermo Università della Calabria Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile
  • Maria Francesca Viapiana Università della Calabria Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile
Keywords: Smart City, Spatial planning, Transport systems


The object of this work consists of the will to define a renewed relationship between spatial planning and transport systems, which focuses attention on road safety, whereas to date the studies on this relationship have mainly examined the transport impacts on land use. Therefore, in addition to the analysis of the physical characteristics of road infrastructure, there is a need to examine which urban land uses can generate points of risk, both in terms of attraction of vehicles and pedestrian flows as well as in terms of concentration of vulnerable road users, in order to organize a complete information and telecommunication system for road safety. In short, considering a specific testing ground, some urban land uses have been located, with relative dimensional analysis and characterization of access conditions in typological-functional terms: services (schools, healthcare structures, sports facilities); tertiary/production industry (wholesale, shopping centres, industrial sites); tourism sector (hotels, resorts, historical and cultural heritage). The collection of information, corresponding to mapping of prospective risk factors, represented the basis for the entry of specific data within a wider reference database.


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Author Biographies

Mauro Francini, Università della Calabria Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile

Associate professor of Town planning techniques at the University of Calabria. Researches problems of land and its management and techniques and tools for town and country planning.

Annunziata Palermo, Università della Calabria Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile

Engineer, PhD researcher, research grant holder. Deals with strategic land planning of local integrated systems of medium and low density urban and rural centres, with special regard to approaches and techniques of participation, assessment and management.

Maria Francesca Viapiana, Università della Calabria Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile

Researcher of Town planning techniques at the University of Calabria. 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., PalermoA., & ViapianaM. (2014). Urban Land Uses and Smart Mobility. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment. https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/2556