Ishtar project: Building a models suite for urban sustainability

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Abstract

European cities face common challenges concerning their quality of life: degradation of the urban environment, significant risks for citizens health, traffic congestion causing stress and economic inefficiency, progressive damage of the artistic and monumental heritage. Integrated urban planning can be a solution to this complex, multidisciplinary problem often implying contrasting interests. The lack of integrated planning tools - that allow local stakeholders to make balanced decisions on a wide range of issues - can limit the practicality of such integrated approach. The aim of ISHTAR Project is to build an advanced software suite for the analysis of the effects of measures implemented in time scales ranging from a few hours to a year to improve the quality of the environment, citizens health, conservation of monuments. The suite will include both existing and newly developed models, covering the areas of citizens' movements, urban transport, vehicles emissions noise and safety, pollutants dispersion, industrial and residential emissions, population exposure and health, and monuments degradation. These tools will be integrated by the use of a GIS and a user-friendly interface software. The models suite will be an innovative tool for advanced urban management and will allow the integrated analysis of the various environmental effects of technical and non technical measures. This will represent an attractive alternative to the usual separated analysis of the effects of such measures on the various elements of the urban environment.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - 21st ARRB and 11th REAAA Conference, Transport Our Highway to a Sustainable Future - , Australia
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings - 21st ARRB and 11th REAAA Conference, Transport Our Highway to a Sustainable Future
CountryAustralia
Period1/1/03 → …

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Negrenti, E. (2003). Ishtar project: Building a models suite for urban sustainability. Paper presented at Proceedings - 21st ARRB and 11th REAAA Conference, Transport Our Highway to a Sustainable Future, Australia.