The value of spaces in the digital revolution

Addressing the complexity of technological processes while respecting economic, natural and social ecosystems

SIEV Seminar (Italian Society of Appraisal and Valuation)

November 20, 2020

Urbanpromo Projects for the Country, Milan, 17-20 November 2020

The diffusion of information and communications technologies has outlined the birth and development of new models, strategies and paradigms whose common denominator is the high degree of automation and interconnection, the fundamental element of that epochal breakthrough known as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

One of the main drivers of this phenomenon is the design of physical or digital environments in which humans and technological systems interact in increasingly open, connected, coordinated and intelligent ecosystems.

The scenario of the spaces of the future is outlined: environments that, thanks to connected devices and networks, will allow to raise the level of comfort and well-being in indoor spaces, but also to operate in more engaging, flexible, cognitive contexts, capable of improving the quality of life and work and production performance. Private and public spaces that advocate the realization of smart cities, the most accomplished expression of intelligent spaces in which it is possible to realize the efficient interaction between urban ecosystems.

Efficiency and eco-sustainability will be crucial factors in this director. Limitations and contradictions of speculative and quantitative approaches, evidenced by environmental and social degradation and denounced by the critical thinking characteristic of post-globalization, recall the pillars of sustainability – environmental, economic and social – to which every design choice, every action, every intervention must refer.

The seminar proposes a reflection on the contribution that estimative discipline can make in recomposing heterogeneous requests and emergencies, through the formulation of ordinary judgments across the various empirical-experimental and human sciences.

The focus will be on the following topics:

  • ENVIRONMENTAL ECOSYSTEMS: efficiency and energy savings; renewable energy sources; waste management and material consumption; green economy and circular economy; sustainable urban planning; sustainable mobility; eco-innovation
  • ECONOMICS ECOSYSTEMS: Entrepreneurship; smart working; incubators and research centres
  • SOCIAL ECOSYSTEMS: health; security; smart education; e-democracy/e-government; Tourism

Scholars interested in making a contribution to the themes described above are invited to prepare an abstract of about 400 words, to be sent jointly to the title and 4/5 keywords by August 31, 2020 at the following addresses:; The English translation of the title and keywords must also be transmitted in the submission.

The proposed abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated from the point of view of originality and scientific validity. The accepted works will be presented at the seminar. The complete papers will be evaluated for publication in the scientific journal “Values and Ratings. Theories and Experiences” or in the “Green Energy and Technology” series published by springer, both indexed in “Scopus”.

Important dates:

  • August 31, 2020 – Abstract submission deadline
  • September 30, 2020 – Abstract Acceptance Notification to Authors
  • November 20, 2020 – Seminary

Scientific and organizational committee of the seminar:

Paolo Rosato, Stefano Stanghellini, Francesca Salvo, Pierluigi Morano, Alessandra Oppio, Vincenzo Del Giudice, Marta Bottero, Giuseppe Mendicino, Gabriella Mazzulla, Paola Cannavò, Manuela De Ruggiero

For contacts:

Francesca Salvo;

Manuela De Ruggiero

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