ABSTRACT: With the advent and rapid dissemination of the COVID 19 corona virus the world has found itself living in a new reality, one which has, to a great extent, revealed a different face of globalization, in which we are all connected by a network that goes far beyond that of the virtual world.
ABSTRACT: The paper discusses the long-term urban planning impacts on the urban morphology and mobility patterns in the large housing estates designed and built at the periphery of Sofia in the period 1960-1990 and undergoing continuous transformations under the changing political, demographic, sociocultural and economic conditions in the country since 1990s.
PUBLICATIONS — June 18, 2020
[Research Paper 🇪🇺] Integrating biophotovoltaic and cyber-physical technologies into a 3D printed wall
ABSTRACT: The research presented in this paper investigates the development of ``3D printed ceramic green wall'', a technological Nature Based Solution (NBS) aimed at regenerating urban areas by improving spatial quality and sustainability through clean and autonomous energy production. Building upon previous research, the challenge of this system is to adapt additive manufacturing processes of ceramic 3D printing with biophotovoltaic systems while simultaneously developing digital and cyber-physical frameworks to generate site and user responsive design and autonomous solutions that optimize system performance and energy generation.
PUBLICATIONS — February 18, 2020
[Research Paper 🇫🇷] Les Solutions Basées sur la Nature: Une Stratégie d’Adaptation aux Changements Globaux
ABSTRACT: Les effets du changement climatique en Afrique subsaharienne commencent à être bien connus, en lien avec la hausse des températures et la modification des précipitations. Ils touchent de nombreux secteurs vitaux tels que l’alimentation, l’eau, la santé. En parallèle, l’urbanisation croissante passée et future, à l’échelle mondiale et africaine, peut accentuer certains de ces effets en milieu urbain, en lien avec la gestion de l’eau et le confort thermique, entre autres.
PUBLICATIONS — September 18, 2019
ABSTRACT: NBS for inclusive urban regeneration will be co-designed, co-developed and co-implemented in a trans-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder and participatory context. NBS consider the social sciences and humanities which play an essential role for social innovation, and thus addresses complex social and sociological challenges. The expected results of URBiNAT are multiple: it raises EU leadership and creates economic opportunities in global markets (supply and demand) with new products, services, protocols and standards.
PUBLICATIONS — June 25, 2019
[Research Paper 🇧🇬] “City Health” as an urban challenge: building capacity in research and education
ABSTRACT: Based on the interdisciplinary dialogue and ongoing studies within URBiNAT project (Horizon 2020) and HURBE project (Erasmus+ Program), the paper presents a conceptual and methodological approach to integrating the topic of “city health” into urban planning.