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Driving urban transitions - Digital-twin solutions

Ludlow, David


David Ludlow
Professor in European Smart Cities


Enza Lissandrello

Janni Sorensen

Kristian Olesen

Rasmus Steffansen


This book offers a unique and timely contribution, informed by responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, to unpack the intertwined challenges that planning needs to cope with in the future. It's argues that the pandemic and post-pandemic periods, in the successive waves of restrictions and social distancing, have disrupted normal practices but have also contributed to shaping a 'new normal'. The new normal is emerging, reconfiguring, and prioritising the substantive objects of planning and its governance and participatory processes. This book discusses this shift and presents a collection of episodes and cases from diverse European urban contexts to developing a new vocabulary for describing and addressing challenges, models, perspectives that contribute to defining the new normal.

Online Publication Date Aug 16, 2023
Deposit Date Jun 20, 2023
Publicly Available Date Aug 17, 2025
Publisher Springer
Series Title The Urban Book Series
Series ISSN 2365-757X; 2365-7588
Book Title The ‘New Normal’ in Planning, Governance and Participation - Transforming Urban Governance in a Post-pandemic World
Chapter Number 23
ISBN 978-3-031-32663-9; 978-3-031-32666-0
Keywords City Planning; Governance Model; Net-zero Neighbourhood; Digital-Twin; Copernicus
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