Cities and environmental emergencies. Green Infrastructures for the urban project

  • Federica Dell'Acqua ‘Federico II’ University of Naples
Keywords: environmental crisis, green infrastructure, urban design, open spaces, performance-demanding approach

Abstract

The interaction between climatic phenomena, pathogenic states, and environmental conditions require thinking about the origin of environmental threats as result of altered man-nature relationship. Environmental emergencies become part of everyday life and prelude to new conditions of normality. The paper, with an analytical and deductive methodology and a demanding-performing approach, investigates the Green Infrastructures for the urban project. The paper analyses the ability of Green Infrastructures to reduce vulnerability to climate impacts through the increase of biodiversity, positive effects of green open spaces on health and security against the threats posed by pathogens and the role of the digital network to support the maintenance of Green Infrastructures performance over time.

Author Biography

Federica Dell'Acqua, ‘Federico II’ University of Naples

Architect and PhD, she is a post-Doc at DiARC – Department of Architecture. She carries out research activities mainly in the field of environmental design and climate-adaptive design to climate change.
E-mail: federica.dellacqua@unina.it

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Berlin, green courtyards in the Adlershof district (credit: F. Dell’Acqua, 2018). AGATHÓN 08 | 2020
Published
2020-12-27
How to Cite
Dell’Acqua, F. (2020) “Cities and environmental emergencies. Green Infrastructures for the urban project”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 8(online), pp. 74-81. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/872020.
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