Urban recycle. Regenerative strategies for the “horizontal city”

Vincenzo Gioffré

Abstract


This paper proposes the first steps and subsequent developments of an experimental approach – through the actions carried out by the Reggio Calabria Operational Unit in the “Re-Cycle Italy” PRIN1 and developed in further subsequent research – aimed at regenerating the degraded landscapes2 in the urban margin areas of the “horizontal city” in Southern Italy. The result of the research is a proposal of a settlement model in which to hypothesise an “ecological transition”. From the “horizontal city” that exploits primary resources and produces urban waste and fragile territories, to a model of “metropolis landscape” that is based on modern widely shared principles of urban recycling, sustainable development, sharing and participation, circular economy and the care of the landscape.


Keywords


Urban recycling; Landscape care; Shared strategies; Environmental sustainability; Ecological transition

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Techne-23874



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