Green stormwater infrastructures research through design. Method notes from a case study
Understanding the interrelations between natural and built environments is at the base of the reconfiguration criteria of man-made areas. Starting from the results of a research project on the requalification of urban outdoor spaces in a rational comprehensive city pilot case, the implementation of green stormwater infrastructures was tested, considering a section of the hydrographic network. The method hereby presented evaluates the benefits caused by nature-based solutions, formulating a research through design project to compare the performance of the vegetation based on analyses carried out at different scales. The investigation of the relations among the considered environmental parameters contributes to innovating the environmental requalification approach.
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