From Superillas to tactical greneery. Experiments and transcalar strategies of vegetal regeneration of urban space

  • Emanuela Coppola ‘Federico II’ University of Napoli (Italy)
  • Leonardo Zaffi University of Florence (Italy)
  • Michele D’Ostuni University of Bologna (Italy)
Keywords: urban reforestation, urbanature, tactical urbanism, urban farming, green infrastructure

Abstract

New urban action, based on the development of green areas as a strategic tool for upgrading the city from an environmental, social and cultural point of view, is at its most innovative, the result of transversal initiatives at different levels by a variety of subjects. Experimentation and policies relating to the city and its neighbourhoods interact and are enriched in their relationship with local strategies and networks of punctual micro-interventions through spontaneous, bottom-up initiatives. This paper intends to highlight how today, in the varied design of the city, there is a common thread between large-scale planning experiences (municipal metropolitan plans), those on a neighbourhood scale of the Superillas, the Ville du Quart d’Heure and those on a small scale of Tactical Greenery. The common goal of creating green infrastructure for the future will be to permeate city living spaces.

Author Biographies

Emanuela Coppola, ‘Federico II’ University of Napoli (Italy)

Researcher in Urban Planning at the Department of Architecture (DIARC), she carries out research on environmental planning, ecological transformation of cities, green infrastructure, climate adaptation and healthy cities, local development policies and urban communities. She has published numerous contributions in national and international journals and books and researches in collaboration with universities and Italian and foreign associations linked to the world of development cooperation.
E-mail: ecoppola@unina.it

Leonardo Zaffi, University of Florence (Italy)

Architect and PhD, he is an Associate Professor in Architectural Technology at the Department of Architecture. He is the Scientific Director of the Architecture and Self Build Laboratory at DIDA and carries out research on building and urban regeneration, public space design, temporary systems and self-building practices.
E-mail: leonardo.zaffi@unifi.it

Michele D’Ostuni, University of Bologna (Italy)

Architect and PhD, he is a Senior Researcher at the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences and a Member of the Scientific Committee of the UrbanFarm Challenge organized by the Alma Mater University of Bologna. He is an expert in urban farming projects and soilless cultivation systems.
E-mail: michele.dostuni@unibo.it

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Published
2022-06-30
How to Cite
Coppola, E., Zaffi, L. and D’Ostuni, M. (2022) “From Superillas to tactical greneery. Experiments and transcalar strategies of vegetal regeneration of urban space”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 11(online), pp. 62-73. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/1152022.
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Architecture | Essays & Viewpoint
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