Quartiere Giardino

Cesano Boscone, Milan, Italy

Project type: smart district
1,500 apartments
20 smart solutions
5,000 residents

Quartiere Giardino is now a smart urban ecosystem supported by smart solutions and social innovation programmes

Quartiere Giardino has been revitalised through the integration of digital, environmental and social smart solutions

Planet Smart City has transformed Quartiere Giardino into a smart urban ecosystem in partnership with Palladium Group, a leading international real estate company. Before Planet’s smart solutions integration, the development had 200 vacancies. Today, there are no vacant apartments and there is a waiting list to live in the ‘garden 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, Elena Fabris, who plays a key role in the community.

Quartiere Giardino has been a monumental success that shows how smart solutions can bring efficiency and new life to existing communities

Wi-Fi with download speeds of up to 100 Mbps allows residents to utilise the Planet App, where they can access the latest news and activities in the area, check weather and air quality updates, and alert friends or family if in an emergency.

Social innovation programmes help promote a circular economy and are underpinned by the guidelines we provide residents to help them reduce their energy consumption and save money.

The Library of Things and bookcrossing service 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 sustainably

The smart gym uses kinetic energy to cleanly and renewably charge mobile devices such as smartphones without using any natural 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.

Meanwhile, the introduction of an urban garden has provided a tranquil environment for residents and serves as an educational area for promoting the use of vegetables in the kitchen.