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The urban regeneration of the peripheral areas. The case Study of Tor Vergata (Rome, Italy)

  • Authors: De Bonis, L.; Di Benedetto, G.; Germanà, M.; Trapani, F.; Petrangeli, M.; Tonelli, C.
  • Publication year: 2017
  • Type: Contributo in atti di convegno pubblicato in volume
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The ‘Urban Regeneration of Peripheral Areas’ workshop experimented with an innovative design model for the urban regeneration of Rome. The working method of the workshop is based on diachronic analysis of the evolution of the combined natural history and culture of the area, the architectural, technological, environmental and landscape situation and relation-ship with the surrounding territory. The workshop dealt with the mutual relationships, which run through and characterise the dimensional and relational scales of the environments of metropolitan ecosystems as structures and landscapes. The strategy for urban and territorial integration is left to the procedures and policies of the community activism organisations and the administration because only they play central roles in the implementation of the design proposal. Even in the most critical cases it is possible to regenerate the outskirts, preserve their value by trans forming them with the integration/recombination of their components and oppose the shared project of an urban landscape with an increasing number of buildings outside the proper context appropriate to their socio-cultural identity.