Culture, a driver of urban regeneration and social cohesion

Lacittàintorno is the Cariplo Foundation‘s programme which, since 2017, has involved the inhabitants of fragile urban contexts in the reactivation and re-signification of unused or degraded spaces in order to improve the quality of life and create “new city geographies”. The current emergency has highlighted the criticality of the traditional development model, exacerbating social fractures within already fragile communities. In this scenario, through extraordinary calls for proposals, Fondazione Cariplo continues to guarantee its support to the cultural chain, which is strategic for both individual and social well-being. Special attention is dedicated to young people, who are at greater risk of…


Maria Chiara Tosi, Marta De Marchi, Michela Pace, Università Iuav di Venezia

Designing the transition to greater sustainability is one of the main challenges that many institutions are working on.
There are many areas in which the transition is articulated: housing, agrifood production systems in space, mobility models, production geographies, and finally the environmental transition, linked to the effects of climate change.
In the context of these initiatives aimed at facing the challenge of transition, the role of cities has only recently emerged. In several areas such as transport, health, well-being, social inclusion, pollution control, environmental management, cities have proven to be better equipped than nation…


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…


Laura Fregolent, Iuav University of Venice; Laura Pogliani, Polytechnic University of Milan 

Eco-Districts are a 20-year experience in the design of sustainable urban settlements, characterized by a particular attention to energy, environmental and soft mobility aspects. Under the broad meaning of Eco-Districts we have different examples, in terms of size, objectives and sustainability issues in some European capitals (Paris, Amsterdam, London, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Stockholm) but also in smaller urban centres, such as Malmö, Freiburg, Hannover, Grenoble, Linz, occasionally developed as part of extraordinary urban events. In Italy, Bolzano, Trento and Faenza are best known cases. Trento and Faenza…