Monitoring systems for smart cities: approach for urban resilience and citizens’ well-being

Monitoring systems for smart cities: approach for urban resilience and citizens’ well-being

It is increasingly necessary to regenerate, redevelop and design urban contexts capable of proactively adapting to the chronic and acute stresses due to ongoing climate changes. LSI LASTEM’s instrumentation can help to measure and monitor the results of the choices made to mitigate the ongoing phenomena, from the point of view of well-being, energy saving, healthiness and liveability of urban contexts.

Monitoring systems for interventions on building envelopes

The interventions on green, reflective facades and roofs and ventilated facades are all interventions aimed at providing a thermal shield with respect to the incident radiation and the external temperature. These buildings will be more energy efficient, also offering significant environmental and structural benefits. LSI LASTEM offers climate monitoring solutions outside and microclimate inside buildings, to evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions: from the study in the design phase to post-implementation monitoring.

Sistemi di monitoraggio per facciate e tetti verdi
facciate e tetti riflettenti
facciate ventilate

Urban planning and urban design elements

In addition to interventions on buildings, urban planning and urban design elements play an important role in creating healthy and sustainable spaces. LSI LASTEM offers solutions for monitoring the microclimate in specific points of interest, to evaluate the effect of such interventions on the healthiness and liveability of the environments.

Monitoring systems for smart cities
Pianificazione urbana ed elementi di arredo urbano

Heat stress: health of the population and workers

Monitoring systems for smart cities: a concrete approach for urban resilience and citizens' well-being

Heat stress is a growing challenge, especially for those who work outdoors. LSI LASTEM provides advanced instrumentation to monitor microclimatic indices of thermal stress, allowing more precise planning of work activities, breaks and worker protection. In addition, this information can also be useful for the most fragile categories of citizens as it helps to prevent risks given the increasing incidence of heat-related deaths in the population.

Indoor environmental comfort and energy saving in buildings

Monitoring systems for smart cities

An efficient building is able to obtain better living comfort by reducing the energy consumed by the heating system. This efficiency is achieved through a series of building interventions, but also through the correct regulation of the heating and ventilation system. Quantifying comfort is therefore important in order to obtain both the overall situation with respect to environmental and thermal comfort and also to define optimal temperature, humidity and air flow rates to which the heating system must be adequately regulated.


In summary, regenerating, redeveloping, and designing cities that are more resilient to climate change requires knowledge of the contingent situations before and after the interventions in order to understand the benefits of the work performed. Monitoring does not stop at meteorological variables, but also at the microclimate in specific points of interest, as well as measurements on the envelope and inside the buildings. The LSI LASTEM range of instrumentation allows the creation of multi-parametric and multi-point systems which, taken together, can obtain the global measurement of all these situations.

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