Following the current pandemic, the need emerges for a new, more adequate urban planning model, in order to isolate the micro urban areas with the presence of infectious outbreaks from the rest of the city.
Smart green city after pandemic is a new linear city made up of eco-sustainable neighborhoods, interconnected along a road; the neighborhoods develop perpendicular to the main road axis. In the event of a health emergency, each neighborhood can be easily isolated, as it is autonomous and physically separated by large green spaces and agricultural fields.
The residents in lockdown have services, green areas and food produced in the neighborhood, without being in contact with other neighborhoods.
The development of buildings is planned in height to decrease the occupation of the land; the vacant land is used for greenery and agriculture areas.
The residential buildings are multilevel with green terraces benefiting from direct solar radiation. The neighborhood has a cultural center; all the necessary activities are on the lower floors (services, commerce, etc.); the parking lots are in the underground level.
The smart neighborhood has a control center that manages all the systems (heating, lighting, internet connections, etc.).
Public transport is planned underground, in smart mode, both the main ones on rail and local ones on the road.
Ecological rental vehicles (small electric cars, electric scooters, bicycles) are provided for surface mobility at the neighborhood level.
A green belt (woods and agricultural areas) acts as a filter and physically separates the residential areas from the food industrial areas.
To compensate for the new urbanization and improve the sustainability of the project, it is planned to plant trees for an area at least equal to that built; the ecological footprint is therefore very small.
Greenery, woods and agricultural areas in the city are functional to the abatement of greenhouse gases; they also constitute a green lung for the city by improving the microclimate and allows for outdoor educational and recreational activities.
The inhabitants can also be directly involved in the cultivation of vegetables and fruit for self-consumption. Agricultural production is mainly intended for the inhabitants of the city; consequently the emissions caused by transport are very low (zero-miles products).
The final customers of Smart Green City After Pandemic are low-income families, selected by the territorial housing agency; the new city is located in Italy in the province of Turin.