Dicotomie di un territorio tra fondovalle e montagna
The paper presents the outcomes of research activities that our group is currently performing in Trentino (Italy). Through the description of a series of dichotomies we have identified as typical of the Rotaliana-Königsberg Community (Crk) landscape – i.e. urban expansion vs. re-use of the existing heritage; super-infrastructuring vs. prevalent territorial vocation; intensive farming vs. agriculture and open space multifunctionality; productive landscape vs. collective heritage – we intend to discuss the dynamics that shape mountain landscapes, as they emerge from a contextual re-readings operated in the light of more general extensive metropolization phenomena. In fact, between the valley and the mountains, in the open space among the Crk settlements, it is possible to identify the features of a urban countryside. Such features are of paramount importance to re-interpret the so-called ‘expanding-city’,’ which changes due to processes of mutual influence between city and countryside. The defining features of the Crk – which defuse tensions between resilience and sustainability, innovation and identity preservation, and among the different ethnicities of its residents – introduce several aspects of the more general tension between tutelage and development; a reflection on which, from the perspectives of planning and territorial project, allows for experimentations with different forms of mediation/negotiation/relation.
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