Eco-social innovation for efficient urban metabolisms

Techne : Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment. 2017;(14) DOI 10.13128/Techne-20812


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Journal Title: Techne : Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment

ISSN: 2239-0243 (Online)

Publisher: Firenze University Press

Society/Institution: Italian Society of Architectural Technology

LCC Subject Category: Fine Arts: Architecture | Technology: Building construction

Country of publisher: Italy

Language of fulltext: English

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Alessandro Sgobbo (Department of Architecture, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italia)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The paper reports the results of a research Project intended to promote socio-ecological effect in the urban renewal projects of deteriorated Mediterranean metropolitan suburbs. The thesis is that the direct participation of the citizens in the urban metabolism meets the contingent needs of inclusion and social cohesion typically involving the complexity of urban life today. It also overcomes the oppositions aimed to the defense of established status quo or due to irrational fears. We focus on process aspects. In fact, the roster of best practices for urban renewal shows an increased growth in product offering. The experimentation conducted allowed us to verify the thesis demonstrating the social efficiency of processes in which the collaborative component is not limited to a teamwork design but features continuous participation in the operation of the city.