Francesco Domenico Moccia, Segretario generale INU, Valter Fabietti, Università G. D’Annunzio, L. Di Ludovico

The National Institute of Urban Planning (INU) has always worked on issues related to environmental, economic and social fragility, making its own the challenges of development, equity, adaptation, innovation and prevention. In addition, the Institute, within the Study Day, the National Urban Planning Review and the Urbanpromo events, organizes every year sections dedicated to these issues to make known the results of the researches and in-depth analyzes elaborated by the members of the INU in collaboration with public research institutions and national and international universities.
During its 90 years of life, the INU has directed its elaboration to find the urban planning tools suitable to solve the emerging problems of the country and has focused, from time to time, on a prevailing theme. In the immediate postwar period, there was a need to rebuild a country and accompany it towards modernity, thinking about economic development and the governance of its induced effects on the territory. Starting from the 1970s, the reformist urban planning that accompanies housing policies and urban planning standards became established. In the second half of the 1980s, awareness of environmental criticalities is becoming more and more widespread and a long process of elaboration is started to make the urban organization move towards sustainability. These prevalences are never absolute and the themes are intertwined and prolonged from one phase to another, so that today they all appear together as the great cultural heritage of the INU available to face the future of the country.

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Francesco Domenico Moccia, INU General Secretary 


The town planning of Piccinato and the modernisation of the village
Attilio Belli, University of Napoli “Federico II”.

Olivetti and Astengo and the transition from the rural world to industry
Carlo Olmo, Polytechnic of Torino

The urban system of the ’80 Project support to development
Franco Archibugi, University of Napoli “Federico II”

Urban policies and deindustrialisation
Simone Ombuen, University of Roma Tre

Post-seismic reconstruction and development
Piero Properzi, University of L’Aquila

Territory and next programming
Franco Marini, Municipality of Perugia

Curators and speakers:
Francesco Domenico Moccia INU
Former Full Professor of Urban Planning, INU Secretary General, responsible for the INU Urban Planning Literature Award, International Day of INU Studies, Academia publishing series. He publishes 12 monographs and edits 27 books, 136 contributions, 130 articles in magazines.
VALTER FABIETTI G. D'Annunzio University
Full Professor of Urban Planning Technique at the Department of Architecture - University of Chieti - Pescara. Consultant for public bodies and service companies. Expert in the analysis and evaluation of intervention programmes, with particular reference to areas at environmental risk.
LUANA DI LODOVICO University of L'Aquila
Engineer and PhD ICAR -20. She carries out an intense professional and research activity collaborating with public institutions in the field of urban planning and design. She is currently Vice President of the INU Abruzzo/Molise section.
Attilio Belli University of Napoli "Federico II"
Professor emeritus of Urban Planning. He founded the Department of Urban Planning of Napoli and the magazine "CRIOS. Criticism of spatial arrangements". Last publication Pensare lo spazio urbano. Intrecci tra Italia e Francia nel Novecento, FrancoAngeli, 2020.