Recycling the city: a sustainable planning framework to reduce, reuse and recycle urban residual spaces

Cavina, Andrea (2015) Recycling the city: a sustainable planning framework to reduce, reuse and recycle urban residual spaces. [Laurea], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Ingegneria per l'ambiente e il territorio [L-Ante DM509]
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Cities are key locations where Sustainability needs to be addressed at all levels, as land is a finite resource. However, not all urban spaces are exploited at best, and land developers often evaluate unused, misused, or poorly-designed urban portions as impracticable constraints. Further, public authorities lose the challenge to enable and turn these urban spaces into valuable opportunities where Sustainable Urban Development may flourish. Arguing that these spatial elements are at the centre of SUD, the paper elaborates a prototype in the form of a conceptual strategic planning framework, committed to an effective recycling of the city spaces using a flexible and multidisciplinary approach. Firstly, the research focuses upon a broad review of Sustainability literature, highlighting established principles and guidelines, building a sound theoretical base for the new concept. Hence, it investigates origins, identifies and congruently suggests a definition, characterisation and classification for urban “R-Spaces”. Secondly, formal, informal and temporary fitting functions are analysed and inserted into a portfolio meant to enhance adaptability and enlarge the choices for the on-site interventions. Thirdly, the study outlines ideal quality requirements for a sustainable planning process. Then, findings are condensed in the proposal, which is articulated in the individuation of tools, actors, plans, processes and strategies. Afterwards, the prototype is tested upon case studies: Solar Community (Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna) and Hyllie Sustainable City Project, the latter developed via an international workshop (ACSI-Camp, Malmö, Sweden). Besides, the qualitative results suggest, inter alia, the need to right-size spatial interventions, separate structural and operative actors, involve synergies’ multipliers and intermediaries (e.g. entrepreneurial HUBs, innovation agencies, cluster organisations…), maintain stakeholders’ diversity and create a circular process open for new participants. Finally, the paper speculates upon a transfer of the Swedish case study to Italy, and then indicates desirable future researches to favour the prototype implementation.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea)
Autore della tesi
Cavina, Andrea
Relatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Ante DM509
Parole chiave
Sustainable Urban Development R-Spaces Urban Resilience Participatory Strategic Planning Temporary Uses Open Innovation Placemaking Green Infrastructures Urban Agriculture Shrinking City Brownfields Redevelopment Land Consumption Smart City Urban Sprawl
Data di discussione della Tesi
18 Marzo 2015

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