Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Introduction

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The volume "The humanism of the smart city. Inclusion, innovation, training" represents a reflection on some of the main opportunities and criticalities that characterize today's smart cities. If, on the one hand, the urban contexts studied are interesting cases of social innovation, both in the context of civil participation in local decision-making processes and in the workplace, on the other hand we realize that the problem of social inclusion does not it is surpassed even thanks to the most common technology. Looking at projects carried out with a view to urban "smartness", it can be seen how often these, while addressing citizens, are not able to reach them, involve them, involve them, include them. The initiatives implemented end up being self-referential, and, due to different barriers (technological, economic, cultural or otherwise), they are not always able to prove really useful for their recipients. But if we are really convinced - as now widely seems to be shared - that smart cities are made more by men than by technologies, then the education and education to smartness of cities take on a role of primary importance. On the one hand, in fact, it is necessary for the rulers to remember how the ultimate goal of their work is represented by the integral human development of their fellow citizens; on the other hand, the latter must feel an integral part of the place in which they live and collaborate actively in its custody, transformation and maturation in the sense of achieving authentic human ecology. The volume represents a collection of short essays which, with respect to the broad and complex theme of smart cities, mainly deal with four issues, divided into two parts: inclusion and social innovation in the first; education and training in the second.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Introduction
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationL'umanesimo della smart city
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • inclusione
  • sostenibilità urbana


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