Manager: Rosaria Battarra
Keywords: Urban regeneration Territorial governance Climate change
Waste is one of the main threats to marine ecosystems and represents a growing risk to biodiversity, environment, economy and health.
The research line is dedicated to deepen the aspects related to the governance of urban and territorial transformations in a phase of rethinking of tools, methods and techniques of planning. If in the last decades, the principle that has guided the growth of urban systems has been above all competitiveness, in order to win the challenges of globalization, even at the expense of the protection of the identity of places and sustainable development, today, due to a growing and global economic crisis, the high consumption of territorial resources, as well as the current pandemic, cities must revise their agendas to promote strategies of innovative adaptation to continuous emergencies. A necessary condition is that the transformations of the built environment are a reflection not only of political, economic and cultural changes, but also of people's daily experience of urban space. The research will have as a priority area of application the settlement systems of the Mediterranean. In particular, the following will be studied: urban and metropolitan systems, historical centers, suburbs, public spaces and abandoned areas.
The objectives of this line of research are
a. to analyze and deepen the most recent and innovative trends in the field of territorial and city planning in a local and international perspective;
b. to investigate the evolution of the methodologies, techniques and processes that make planning a relevant tool in the preparation and implementation of actions for adaptation and mitigation of risks;
c. identify and design factors and connections that determine the quality of life, livability and health of anthropized environments.
These objectives constitute a non-exhaustive basis of reference. They can be expanded and integrated.