seismic microzonation and limit conditions in prevention of seismic risk through planning

This article (in “Urbanistica Dossier” n. 130) synthetizes some result of the Urbisit research project, in cooperation between National Research Council – Institute for Environmental Geology and Geo-Engineering (CNR-IGAG) and the Civil Protection Department (DPC).

The text displays possibile ways to use microzonation studies in local scale planning as long as the relationships between the Emergency limit condition (ELC) together with other limit conditions in the urban planning field

For a more effective prevention of seismic risk, a more integrated approach and a wider dialogue between different branches of knowledge and public policies is strongly necessary

open frameworks – some steps towards urban design

Open Frameworks. Some steps towards urban design, published in “Europan Norway” – The Norwegian and Cypriot E8 results catalogue, Oslo 2006 pp. 80-81

A short essay about some recent urban design trends starting from the Europan 8 competition experience

the spaces of archaeology. themes for urban planning

For a long time, carelessness or renouncement have been the most common ways to afford the relationship between towns and archaeology, as it has been expressed in many master plans and urban design projects in Italy.

Looking for a new connection between archaological remains and urban transformations, it is fundamental trying to link different disciplines and actors to look at the archaeological sites from an integrated poit of view.

A new perspective is necessary, passing from perimeter to context.
In this new vision, urban plannig can represent a very important reference, on condition that different issues and tools can be articulated to redefine in a critical way both contemporary urban areas and the traces of their past.