Fact Sheet Case Study Genoa

Country Italy
City Genoa
District Via Garibaldi
Climate Warm Mediterranean climate (Csa) with dry summers
Type of district The historical district of “Via Garibaldi” is located in the town centre of Genoa (Italy) and is one of the earliest existing urban development planning examples carried out in just one hundred years. Once called Strada Nuova and Via Aurea (Golden Street) on account of its splendid showpiece buildings, this street is one of the most impressive examples of 16th century European urban residential planning, symbolising Genoa’s economic and financial power in the 16th and 17th centuries. Since 2006 it has been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The district includes municipal museums – Palazzo Rosso & Palazzo Bianco -, the Municipality in Palazzo Tursi, art galleries, clubs, residences, offices, trades, restaurants and cafes.
Classification Listed. UNESCO World Heritage Site
Type of intervention Urban analysis:, validation of the Transferable Models and validation of the DSS (LoDM I)
Suitability of intervention The study of the existing data infrastructure in Genoa gave as result the low level of available information. That is the reason why it was selected as scenario for the validation of the DSS in LoDM I.
Scope of intervention To evaluate the applicability of the DSS when a multiscale data model is not available using the Transferable Models (LoDM I).
Information requirements In Genoa a low level of information scenario was intended to study: with the information available it is going to be possible to validate the DSS in LoDM I.
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The historical district of “Via Garibaldi” is located in the city centre of Genoa and is one of the earliest surviving examples of urban development planning carried out in just one hundred years. Once called Strada Nuova (New Street) and Via Aurea (Golden Street) on account of its splendid showpiece buildings, this street is one of the most impressive examples of 16th century European urban residential planning, symbolising Genoa’s economic and financial power in the 16th and 17th centuries. The district includes municipal museums, the city hall in Palazzo Tursi, art galleries, clubs, residences, offices, trades, restaurants and cafés.

Within the context of transformation towards a smart city, Comune di Genova (Municipality of Genoa) has signed memorandums of understanding with some of the sixty members of the “Genova Smart City Association”. Among these is the agreement signed with SelexElsag, company of the Finmeccanica Group, concerning the study of energy consumption in Palazzo Tursi and its variance from standard analogous situations. This project will focus on Palazzo Tursi, which is one of the historic buildings belonging to the Via Garibaldi district and the headquarters of the municipality.

The objective of this agreement will be to analyse the energy consumption profile of some typologies of buildings and to cluster them based on the specific energy profile identified thus going in more detail in the analysis on Palazzo Tursi, being able to identify energy efficient solutions to be applied in order to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

In addition to the methodological investigation, Genoa will be used as a case study for supply side analysis, as the historic town has a wide spread network for district heating.

The Genoa case study is coordinated by the EFFESUS partner D’APPOLONIA together with the Comune de Genoa, the city’s municipal administration.

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