A city, to be sustainable, needs all its citizens to share a global and collective responsibility towards the environment. A Smart City has to provide a sense of awareness to the community about the impact of city life on the environment; it also has to make known the needs of all to all citizens. Only in this way can the Smart City create social cohesion and a sense of belonging.
In the Smart City, each individual takes care of his own immediate area and shares his way of living together with his neighbours, to create eco-friendly habits which are then (ideally) emulated by surrounding neighbourhoods thus, in the end, creating a sustainable city; a process, nowadays, made easier thanks to technologies such as smartphones and notebooks.
As an hypothetical example we considered a small residential area of Turin, where we imagined locating, on the site of a demolished warehouse, a kind of an interactive zone or “agora” where people might view both the problems met with by the residents and possible solutions suggested by the same residents.
We hypothesized an entirely wireless transmission of information. This system, like plants with an interconnection system of roots, is characterized by different levels; first in the local neighbourhood, then the city and so on through Europe to create an interactive parametric network of sustainable Smart Cities.
Project for the Workshop “Smart Building in Torino Smart City”- Turin, Italy