This paper presents the planning issues of a contemporary sport center through the award-winning plan of the A+ Építész Stúdió on the architectural competition for the Sport Center of the National University of Public Service. The complex urban situation, the architectural shaping of the new, large-scale sport complex between the historical Orczy Garden and the urban texture of the Józsefváros was a serious challenge. To the success of the competition plan a special approach was needed, which was synthesizing the respect of the heritage and values of the past, the contemporary designing principles and the progressive, sustainable architectural attitude of the future. Although the plan will not be realized, the applied architectural solutions can be instructive in the designing process of similar contemporary sport buildings.
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Nistor , Laura 2015 Discourses About the Meaning of the Local Food Investigations in Romanian UrbanContexts . Social Science Review (3). The Social Meaning of Food . Special issue in English
– or perhaps even exceeding – a fashion-conscious, individualized urbancontext.
EPILOGUE Traditional attire has become a rarity in Hungary. Some 20-30 years ago, it was common to see women in multiple layers of peasant skirts in the vicinity of
The highest number of mithraea in urban context of the ancient world come from Ostia. Although we do not know the whole city, mithraea have been found in all districts of the town. The spread and fortune of the Mithraic worship are also attested by the plenteous epigraphic and sculptural materials. This research deals with the Mithraism at Ostia, focusing on the particular case of monograms, just mentioned by Giovanni Becatti in his seminal work about mithraea at Ostia, dating back to more than sixty years ago. After the recent discovery of the Mithraeum of colored marbles by the archaeologists of the Ostia Marina Project (University of Bologna), it seems necessary to examine and contextualize the phenomenology of Mithraic monograms at Ostia, as is done in relation to similar processes which involve the Christian world.
Authors:G. Bitelli, P. Conte, T. Csoknyai, and E. Mandanici
The management of an urban context in a Smart City perspective requires the development of innovative projects, with new applications in multidisciplinary research areas. They can be related to many aspects of city life and urban management: fuel consumption monitoring, energy efficiency issues, environment, social organization, traffic, urban transformations, etc.
Geomatics, the modern discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering digital spatially referenced information, can play a fundamental role in many of these areas, providing new efficient and productive methods for a precise mapping of different phenomena by traditional cartographic representation or by new methods of data visualization and manipulation (e.g. three-dimensional modelling, data fusion, etc.). The technologies involved are based on airborne or satellite remote sensing (in visible, near infrared, thermal bands), laser scanning, digital photogrammetry, satellite positioning and, first of all, appropriate sensor integration (online or offline).
The aim of this work is to present and analyse some new opportunities offered by Geomatics technologies for a Smart City management, with a specific interest towards the energy sector related to buildings. Reducing consumption and CO2 emissions is a primary objective to be pursued for a sustainable development and, in this direction, an accurate knowledge of energy consumptions and waste for heating of single houses, blocks or districts is needed.
A synoptic information regarding a city or a portion of a city can be acquired through sensors on board of airplanes or satellite platforms, operating in the thermal band. A problem to be investigated at the scale
A problem to be investigated at the scale of the whole urban context is the Urban Heat Island (UHI), a phenomenon known and studied in the last decades. UHI is related not only to sensible heat released by anthropic activities, but also to land use variations and evapotranspiration reduction. The availability of thermal satellite sensors is fundamental to carry out multi-temporal studies in order to evaluate the dynamic behaviour of the UHI for a city.
Working with a greater detail, districts or single buildings can be analysed by specifically designed airborne surveys. The activity has been recently carried out in the EnergyCity project, developed in the framework of the Central Europe programme established by UE. As demonstrated by the project, such data can be successfully integrated in a GIS storing all relevant data about buildings and energy supply, in order to create a powerful geospatial database for a Decision Support System assisting to reduce energy losses and CO2 emissions.
Today, aerial thermal mapping could be furthermore integrated by terrestrial 3D surveys realized with Mobile Mapping Systems through multisensor platforms comprising thermal camera/s, laser scanning, GPS, inertial systems, etc. In this way the product can be a true 3D thermal model with good geometric properties, enlarging the possibilities in respect to conventional qualitative 2D images with simple colour palettes.
Finally, some applications in the energy sector could benefit from the availability of a true 3D City Model, where the buildings are carefully described through three-dimensional elements. The processing of airborne LiDAR datasets for automated and semi-automated extraction of 3D buildings can provide such new generation of 3D city models.
Authors:R. Ohlemüller, P. Bannister, K.J.M. Dickinson, S. Walker, B.J. Anderson, and J.B. Wilson
large vs. small forest remnants for the conservation of the woodland flora in an urbancontext? Global Ecol. Biogeogr. 12: 287-298.
How important are large vs. small forest remnants for the conservation of the woodland flora