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Advisory unit project | Quartiere Giardino

Quartiere Giardino, transforming the concept of neighbourhood living

Quartiere Giardino, a neighbourhood owned by the leading international Real Estate company, Palladium Group, in Cesano Boscone, Milan, Italy, has been revitalised by integrating architectural, digital, environmental, and social smart solutions implemented by Planet.

Planet Smart City has transformed the entire community into a POC (proof of concept) to create a smart urban ecosystem in partnership with Palladium. Before Planet’s smart solutions integration, the development had 200 vacancies out of 1,500 homes. Today, there are no vacant apartments and there is a waiting list to live in the district.

The lives of 5,000 people have changed for the better with implemented smart solutions connected via the Planet App and supported by our Community Manager who plays a key role in the community.

1,500
homes
5,000
residents
30+
Smart Solutions

The project

Quartiere Giardino has been a monumental success that shows how smart solutions can breathe new life into existing communities. Social innovation programmes help promote a circular economy and are underpinned by the guidelines we provide residents with to help them reduce their energy consumption and save money. The Library of Things and bookcrossing services allow locals to swap and share possessions, creating a more socially inclusive environment, while saving valuable space within the home.

Technological innovations have helped power the development in a sustainable manner. The Planet App keeps residents informed about all the news and activities in the area, helping them connect with their neighbours. The smart gym uses kinetic energy to cleanly and renewably charge mobile devices such as smartphones, promoting the use of renewable resources. Optimised intelligent LED lighting systems consume less energy than traditional lamps, and automated smart irrigation systems regulate how much water hydrates the urban garden’s greenery – helping save up to 60% of water.

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