Rethinking the edge: the built environment and resilience in the informal city

Paola Gallo, Rosa Romano


The article presents a design research experience concerning the requalification of the Serrinha favela in Florianópolis, conducted as part of an international collaboration agreement between Florence University and Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Brazil. The aim of this work is to highlight how a process involving the virtuous regeneration of the informal city can be launched, aimed at increasing resilience and reducing the environmental impact of the solutions chosen, with particular attention to the social and economic sustainability of the actions proposed and based on the definition of technological solutions for sustainable requalification, promoting the involvement of inhabitants and local players.


sustainable design; resilience; informal city; environmental sustainability

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