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Sustainability 2013, 5(10), 4329-4348; doi:10.3390/su5104329

Toward a Smart Sustainable Development of Port Cities/Areas: The Role of the “Historic Urban Landscape” Approach

Department of Architecture, University of Naples "Federico II", Via Toledo 402, Naples 80132, Italy
Received: 30 August 2013 / Accepted: 24 September 2013 / Published: 2 October 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cities and Waterfront Infrastructure)
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Abstract

After the 2008 crisis, smart sustainable development of port areas/cities should be developed on the basis of specific principles: the synergy principle (between different actors/systems, in particular the socio-cultural and economic system), the creativity principle and the circularization principle. The Historic Urban landscape (HUL) approach becomes the guarantee that the transition toward the smart city development model is based on specific local cultural resources, and not only on technological innovations. In other words, the eco-town/eco-city strategy becomes culture-led. It stimulates places as spatial “loci” for implementing synergies and circularization processes. Without new evaluation tools and a widespread “evaluation culture” the risks in implementing HUL are very high.
Keywords: circularization processes; synergistic approach; smart city development; evaluation tools; cultural city base circularization processes; synergistic approach; smart city development; evaluation tools; cultural city base
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Fusco Girard, L. Toward a Smart Sustainable Development of Port Cities/Areas: The Role of the “Historic Urban Landscape” Approach. Sustainability 2013, 5, 4329-4348.

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