Green stormwater infrastructures research through design. Method notes from a case study

  • Renata Valente ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania in Aversa (Italy)
  • Salvatore Losco ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania in Aversa (Italy)
  • Roberto Bosco University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ in Aversa (Italy)
  • Savino Giacobbe ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania in Aversa (Italy)
Keywords: environmental design, interscalarity, ecosystem services, microclimate assessment, nature-based solutions

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Renata Valente, ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania in Aversa (Italy)

PhD and Architect, she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering. She carries out research mainly in the field of environmental design specifically urban outdoor areas and coasts requalification, ecological rebalancing of contexts connected with road infrastructures and sustainable technological projects.
E-mail: renata.valente@unicampania.it

Salvatore Losco, ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania in Aversa (Italy)

PhD and Engineer, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering. He carries out research mainly in the field of urban design and planning, concerning metropolitan systems, environmental dimension in physical planning, eco-planning, planning techniques and tools for the recovery, redevelopment and sustainable regeneration of the territory.
E-mail: salvatore.losco@unicampania.it

Roberto Bosco, University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ in Aversa (Italy)

Architect, he is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Engineering. He carries out research mainly in the field of environmental design concerning urban outdoor areas' requalification and sustainable design technology.
E-mail: roberto.bosco@unicampania.it

Savino Giacobbe, ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania in Aversa (Italy)

Civil Engineering, he carries out research at the Department of Engineering mainly in the field of environmental design concerning urban outdoor areas requalification and ecological rebalancing of the contexts connected with road infrastructures.
E-mail: savino.giacobbe@studenti.unicampania.it

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Territorial classification of the studied area located southwest of Aversa (source: Google Earth; graphics processed by R. Bosco, 2021). AGATHÓN 11 | 2022
Published
2022-06-30
How to Cite
Valente, R., Losco, S., Bosco, R. and Giacobbe, S. (2022) “Green stormwater infrastructures research through design. Method notes from a case study”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 11(online), pp. 192-201. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/11172022.
Section
Architecture | Research & Experimentation
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