Regeneration of shared self-managed spaces: the case study of Tor Bella Monaca in Rome

Tiziana Ferrante, Teresa Villani, Pierluigi Cervelli


In metropolitan suburbs, due to lacking administrative decisions, residents, spontaneously organized in groups, occupy disused spaces to rebuild social relationships and revitalize the urban texture. In order to define design criteria based on user experience, a group of urbanists, engineers, architects, anthropologists and sociologists, is currently undertaking a study, with Rome Universities “Sapienza” and “Tor Vergata”, on a sample of buildings in the Tor Bella Monaca neighborhood in Rome. The first phase of social observation of ‘daily practices’ was followed by the elaboration of metadesign tests, in order to define renovation options to be provided to ATER. The findings, though limited to 30% of the settlement, enable researchers to replicate the work methodology.


ERP regeneration; self-managed shared spaces; shared planning

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