“Smart city”: a sustainable development concept for the builtup territories from the viewpoint of environmental comfort
S.G. Sheina, doctor of Engineering, prof., head of the Department of City Planning and Urban Development;
A.A. Fedorovskaya, candidate of Engineering Sciences, Associate professor of the Department
of City Planning and Urban Development;
K.V. Yudina, рostgraduate at the Department of City Planning and Urban Development
Don State Technical University
Abstract. This article dwells on elaboration of a conceptual framework for sustainable development of urban territories. Dynamic changes of urban environment determined by fulfillment of multiple residential and public edifices, reclamation of vast spaces, massive reformation of former industrial, warehouse and port edifices, carry considerable possibilities for current formation of architecture and urbanization of spaces of increased comfort with optimal functional organization. Special attention in the article is paid to the developed technique of a complex assessment of urban environmental situation in the reconstruction area. This technique is based on the calculation of the habitat quality index and drawing up the urban environmental passport of the territory. The stages of this technique and algorithm of the urbanenvironmental measures selection for improving the habitat quality is also presented in the article.
Key words: sustainable development, smart city, urbanization, ecology, urban environment, complex assessment of territories, habitat quality index, urbanenvironmental passport.