7th November 2021

Exciting news! Kassandra at COP26!

On 8th November, Kassandra will be one of the case studies discussed, within the UK pavilion hosted by the British government, in the Adaptation, Loss and Damage conference..The discussion will focus on the urgent need to deliver practical solutions to adapt to climate impacts and address loss and damage.

Secondo Water Table

We would like to invite you to join us for the conference on the use of unconventional water resources in urban contexts.

The event will be held online on Thursday 21st October at 9:30 CET.

Kassandra’s prophecy on AND

“Scenario 11 envisages that, in order to meet the challenges of climate change, it is necessary to bring nature back into the historic centre. The first step in this process is to revive and celebrate the city’s original ‘raison d’être’: water.
This process of ‘re-wilding’ starts, therefore, first of all by reactivating and managing the rivers and the natural flow of water.”

Kassandra on Sole 24 ore newspaper

Cities consume 78 per cent of the world’s energy and produce more than 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, they account for less than 2 per cent of the Earth’s surface. It is in cities that climate change will need to be tackled with radical exaptation of the historic environment if resilience is to be achievedRewilding Modica: Kassandra’s Prophecy is in today’s Sole 24 Ore! Thanks to Paola Pierotti for the great article!

Human vs Nature

The impact of farming practices, as seen graphically in this stunning image of Mount Taranaki in New Zealand, has nature literally encircled. Nature will ‘fight’ back unless a balance can be found.

Rewilding the World

Climate change is unavoidable now according to most scientists. The right decisions need to be made globally to at least mitigate the potential devastating effects and improve the resilience of our built environment.But could the effects of Climate Change be harnessed to create a better world? Could we perhaps turn this real and present danger into an opportunity to achieve balance with Nature? It is time for a new data-based biological urbanism and architecture as metabolic process.

A twin for everything

It is intrinsic in the history of man (and of the earth) that great crises lead to radical changes or to push in certain directions to “find” alternatives that solve certain problems. Even at this historical juncture, the pushes for radical changes are manifold and herald of great transformations.
One of these is the spread of “Digital Twins”. The Digital twin consists of a series of virtual information that describes a physical, potential, or actual product. There are many potential applications for digital twins: the predictive maintenance and fault detection in manufacturing to the observation of anomalies in the care of patients in the health sector are just two examples.
Digital twins in urban planning are also helping the development of smart cities. In the case of a city, a digital twin is a 3D model that accurately represents streets, buildings, public spaces, and everything related to the physical city. Sensors and data streams around the city power the model. Many digital elements are updated in real time such as electricity or water consumption, maintenance work or the location of emergency services to better respond to emergencies.
When combining the digital twin with the predictive power of big data analytics and artificial intelligence, cities are essentially able to rapidly advance over time to improve urban planning for all types of events, enabling cities to improve their physical and social urban environment.
In a nutshell, with Digital Twin cities could carry out tests, create scenarios and plan important urban changes, to verify the effects before execution. And if these interventions were aimed at improving the quality of life of citizens and the fight against climate change, it is evident that a real revolution in the urban environment could be achieved.
Kassandra’s mission is just this, to create a Digital Twin of a historic city on which to create and test multiple scenarios and then allowing local authorities to focus investments with a single major goal: improve the quality of life of its citizens.