Iginio Rossi, Alessandro Bruni, INU – URBIT
in partnership with PREDIF – State representation platform for people with physical disabilities, Spain

The insufficient accessibility for all of our cities is worsening further as a result of the barriers produced by climate change that make, with abnormal temperatures and uncomfortable and tragic weather conditions, the development of the collective and individual life of people in particular referring to processes of aging, marginality and fragility of the population. Processes that, together with those deriving from the health emergency, assume more destabilizing roles and effects on the inclusion and accessibility of cities and territories having been verified that the most vulnerable people have seen their level of autonomy more reduced. All this requires, in order to identify new solutions, multiple rethinkings regarding approaches, innovation of tools, re-balancing of priorities and integration of policies.

The meeting aims to compare policies, plans and projects that show consistency with the necessary re-interpretation of urban functioning. The basic question could be: how to interpret public spaces in relation to the conditions imposed by the health emergency, with attention to the most fragile and marginalized categories, for cities that are more resistant to climate change.
A moment of discussion also extended to other European experiences on significant cases to guide and direct public administrations but also other subjects involved in the debate to reason and understand what is being done, how it is proceeding and what are the prospects but also how it is believed to be able to reach them.


Start of the session

Greetings, reasons and expectations:
Iginio Rossi

Speech coordinator:
Alessandro Bruni, INU

– Where do we re-start from?

New contexts for climate change, aging and new frailties
Iginio Rossi

Smart tourist destinations, a project of the Spanish State Secretariat of Tourism
Luigi Leporiere
, PREDIF, State representation platform for people with physical disabilities, Spain

Designing for everyone, starting with accessibility. Guidelines for Friuli Venezia Giulia Region
Barbara Chiarelli, Ilaria Garofolo, Elena Marchigiani, University of Trieste

Urban green infrastructure and adaptation strategies for the changing climate. The action plan of the Perfect project of the Municipality of Ferrara
Silvia Mazzanti
, Municipality of Ferrara, and Elena Farnè, consultant for the project Perfect Ferrara

Inclusive urban regeneration in internal areas. The ConMarradi project
Francesco Alberti
, University of Florence and Sara Naldoni, Urban LIFE

Research to promote social inclusion in the post-pandemic period in Catania
Gaetano G. D. Manuele
, PhD in Architecture

Active resistance at the time of Covid: the example of the Santa Marta district in Venice
Rosaria Revellini

An inclusive and multidisciplinary approach to planning the future
Sophia Los, Architect in Vicenza


Conclusion of the session