ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Volume VI-4/W2-2020
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., VI-4/W2-2020, 33–39, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-VI-4-W2-2020-33-2020
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ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., VI-4/W2-2020, 33–39, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-VI-4-W2-2020-33-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  15 Sep 2020

15 Sep 2020

SMART DATA FOR SMART CITY MORPHOLOGY: THE CASE OF MERIDIA NEIGHBORHOOD IN NICE, FRANCE

M. Caglioni, G. Fusco, and A. Venerandi M. Caglioni et al.
  • Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, ESPACE, Nice, France

Keywords: Urban Forms, Morphometrics, Smart City, Neighborhood Comparison, 3D City Model

Abstract. Nowadays, cities have to withstand multiple challenges such as climate change, increasing urban population, economic cycles, health crises, traffic congestion, rising levels of energy consumption and citizens' expectations. Recently, the smart city has been proposed as a model to face such challenges. Underneath its digital skin, which provides ubiquitous high-tech solutions, the smart city is often presented in continuity with the traditional city, while getting inspired by the modernist or international paradigm (free standing towers, high density development and functional zoning). Is this actually the case? To understand the features of urban form of new smart developments and how these relate to existing approaches in city planning, we propose a quantitative methodology to compare features of multiple city areas, which is based on the computation of a set of 3D morphometrics of the urban environment, and descriptive statistics for each metric. We applied this methodology to compare Nice Meridia, a French example of smart city development, with a traditional neighbourhood, located in the same city. Outcomes show that the smart city neighbourhood shares some morphological aspects with the traditional city, but differs significantly in other respects, showing the interest of quantitative 3D metrics.