Barcelona Design Week

Barcelona, Spain
6-7 June 2018

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong
13 June 2018



Turin, Italy


The Smart(er) Cities Manual was produced on behalf of CSI Piemonte with the aim of presenting the framework for a 'smart city' strategy, supported by present-day examples and best practices.

In the early nineties many urban planners and sociologists speculated about the end of cities. Only fourteen years ago, the view was that, as digital media and the internet had killed distance, they would also kill cities. In fact, cities have never prospered as much as they have over the past couple of decades: our planet has now embarked on the road of urbanization and this process is expected to continue and grow in the years to come, with an important impact on economic and social development. The Smart(er) Cities Manual outlines the benefits that will arise from public and private entities adopting a ‘smart city’ strategy: increasing a region’s competitiveness, improving its transport system, ICT and natural resources, human and social capital, quality of life and participation of citizens in the governance of the city.


Smart(er) Cities Manual, a project for CSI Piemonte by Carlo Ratti Associati.



Carlo Ratti Associati: Carlo Ratti, Giovanni de Niederhäusern (project leader), Luigi Farrauto, Nashid Nabian.

Studio FM Milano (graphic design)