Urban Voids: renewal and regeneration experiences in Naples

Punziano, Gabriella and Terracciano, Anna (2017) Urban Voids: renewal and regeneration experiences in Naples. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 10 (3). pp. 299-323. ISSN 1970-9870

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City and society, by definition unstable, constantly redefine the relation between places and actors, generating frequently critical circumstances that are addressed by only temporary solutions. The unexpected and uncontrolled social conditions and lifestyles build new geographies and centres. The activities of dismantlement, degradation, reuse, abandonment, and land use, continuously blend materials and relationships and requires rethinking the methods of describing the city and defining a new grammar of representation closer to the contemporary space, materials, actors, and relationship. Focusing on experiences of renewal, regeneration and recycle, the objective of this exploratory study is to investigate their different impacts in a well-known complex urban system as Naples. The study emphases on the urban and social dimensions, favouring a descriptive and visual perspective from those who experience life in the city, considering the processes implemented by local actors and the reactions of inhabitants to these processes. In fact in Naples, despite its critical conditions, it is possible to trace signals indicating small informal practices of reuse in vacant or ruined areas, as well as existing small-scale clustering processes to re-adapt single buildings or spaces for new uses. So, this study uses an innovative methodology to investigate this emerging implied writing as a set of latent questions and needs expressing renewal, regeneration and recycle phenomena. Through this technique, we will focus on the images of the city and its development trajectories.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Regeneration; brown-field; social-field; city vision; implicit writing
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali > 302 Interazione sociale (classificare qui i principi psicologici della Sociologia, le relazioni interpersonali, la Psicologia sociale)
700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica > 711 Urbanistica (Pianificazione territoriale) (Classificare le opere d'insieme su Urbanistica e Architettura in 720; classificare le opere interdisciplinari sull'Urbanistica in 307.12)
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 10:56
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 10:56
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/17035

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