No. 25 (2023): Enabling Roles of Technology
Research and Experimentation

Rome Local Climate Zone (RLCZ): decision-making support tool for the historical city

Gaia Turchetti
Dipartimento di Pianificazione, Design e Tecnologia dell’Architettura, Università degli studi di Roma La Sapienza

Published 2023-05-30


  • LCZ-local Climate Zone,
  • adaptation and mitigation,
  • climate change,
  • historic city,
  • Rome

How to Cite

Turchetti, G. (2023). Rome Local Climate Zone (RLCZ): decision-making support tool for the historical city. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (25), 173–181.


Technological upgrading in recent decades has allowed, at the urban level, the definition of new tools to address issues related to climate change. The research focuses on methodologies and technologies that are useful for the definition of new morphometric classifications (RLCZ, Rome Local Climate Zone) and the consequent construction of specific parametric models for the fabric of the historic city, starting from the case study on the city of Rome. This is to support an informed design-making process that is compatible with the peculiarities of complex fabrics. The proposed methodology and tools, which can be tested on similar scenarios or recalibrated for different realities, can provide an additional piece of knowledge, integrated with ongoing international experiments.


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