Agricoltura come dispositivo di rigenerazione urbana. Un’esperienza torinese: OrtiAlti a Casa Ozanam

Francesca De Filippi, Emanuela Saporito


The paper discusses the role of agriculture in urban regeneration, with a focus on a case study in Turin (Italy): the action-research project OrtiAlti. Similarly to other experiences currently run in cites like Paris, OrtiAlti is set up to revitalize abandoned or under-utilized urban buildings through rooftop community gardens. Rooftop food gardens can have a role as urban regeneration devices, by combining environmental and social benefits, levering on food production as a mediating function, including new economic and social actors as subjects able to produce values of collective interest for the community.


rooftop farming; urban regeneration; social innovation; participation

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