Francesca PICHI




Francesca Pichi was born in Arezzo (Italy) on 16 December 1970.
In 1996 Francesca Pichi graduated at Florence University - Faculty of Architecture. In 1999 and 2002 she had two Masters in Heritage and Monumental Restoration, the first one at Florence University, the other at Soprintendenza of Firenze. In the same period she collaborated with the holding Company of the Port of Livorno corporate, planning docklands and areas. In 2005 she was hired by Technical Department of the Company.
In 2000 and 2001 she was adjunct professor of Urban morphology and building typology analysis and of Theory of contemporary architecture research at Florence University.
In 2010 she joined the Planning Area of Livorno Port Authority. Her main activities are:
- studies for the master plan of the Port of Livorno;
- evaluations of the landscape aspects for the development and transformation of the port areas;
- studies for protection, enhancement and transformation of the cultural heritage identified with the landscape and the cultural, environmental and historical witnesses inside the port area;
- member of the working group for Livorno Old Fortress;
- member of the Livorno Port Center group.
In 2013 she started the "Smart City project" Master in Florence, at Architecture’s Department of Urbanism of Florence University.Since 2005, she's member of Planning Commission of Collesalvetti Municipality.

Studies, projects and action to transform the entrepreneur port of Leghorn into a Smart Port City

Thème : Enterprise-driver Smart Port | Ville(s) analysée(s) : Livorno
Urban Port, Citizen Port, Enterprise-driven Port are the priorities set by Livorno Port Authority. It is the main player in the transformation of the port city into a Smart Port City with his feasibility studies, projects and achievements.
Using Smartness Principles and at the same time by referring to European and global sustainability goals, the main themes of the enterprise-driven port are related to the energy transition. These topics are addressed in the Three-Year Operational Plan (POT) of Livorno Port Authority.
Port competitiveness is linked to a model based on quality and efficiency in order to attract new investments and traffics. It’s associated to an intelligent energy policy and Livorno began to realize it with several initiatives.
Concrete examples are:
1. GREENCRANES - Green Technologies and Eco-Efficient Alternatives for Cranes and Operations at Port Container Terminals – pilot deployment of new technologies and alternative fuels in the container terminal of port area;
2. Sustainable development of port activities implemented by the Environmental Management System and European projects like CLIMEPORT and GREENBERTH;
3. the electrification of one portion of terminal.

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