Urban Planning

IMPARAR: Improving access to resources at reduced risk for urban areas with strong informal settlements: towards sustainable growth for the town of Guayaquil and major social inclusion of citizens

Resource protection management and increasing access to public services is today perceived as a precondition to human promotion and social development, especially in low income economies. The project focused on the municipality of Guayaquil (EC) which, with its 3 million inhabitants, 2 of which living in informal settlements, is the economic capital of the country. …

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Re-ImPlant: Re-use Industrial Plants

Today, the occurring shift inside an economic model in crisis, a digitalized production process and the necessity of a re-organized energy model underline the importance of industrial production as a key factor of innovation inside the development of our city. A good city has also industry inside, the goal of the project is to investigate …

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M.A.RIO_F.W.P.: Metropolitan Approach for RIO de Janeiro Food Water Policy

The project aims to provide an innovative planning strategy suitable to different degree of governance, on the basis of the analysis of Rio de Janeiro at the metropolitan scale. The selected site of study is the area of Tinguà, in the region of Nuova Iguaçu, which provides to the city of Rio a large part …

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EXPeeRIA: Experiencing a Network of Places for Expo

Complex environments, such as organizations, are characterized by the potential availability of a constantly increasing amount of data. This data are often unstructured and organized in separated blocks stored within different company units, often without a clear strategy for their management and exploitation. Thus, the potential largely remains unexpressed. One of the most critical concerns …

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WATT: Waterways for Territory Transformation, a methodological approach to urban and landscape design

EXPO 2015 propose itself as a strong agent of change for the north-western Milanese area, giving a wonderful occasion for the transformation of the territory but, on the other hand, forcing to deal with various issues which characterise the area. Marco Biraghi and Silvia Micheli in “Storia dell’architettura italiana 1985-2015” already expressed potentialities and problems …

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CAPs: Cre-A(c)tive-Places

The definition of the Cre-Active Places (CAPs) project brief is a challenge in itself: to empower creative production in a creative way, by activating an abandoned place outside of large metropolitan context, while simultaneously actuating a communication platform to support the reactivation by establishing a critical mass of participants in the project. From a theoretical …

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MAP: Marginal Asset Project

Marginal Assets Project (MAP) has the aim to propose practices and recommendations for converting disused thermoelectric power plants maintaining their industrial heritage. In order to do so, the team committed to the project has been structured by choosing students owning different backgrounds and skills, thus allowing to cover all the fundamental aspects required to achieve …

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MInD: Milan Innovation District

MInD is a proposal for the development of a new territorial and management model. Set in the regional territory around Cassano d’Adda, the project builds on the current state of industrial production and its traditional unevolved settlements, organised in rigid and separated clusters, by proposing a new model based on a network of hotspots enhancing …

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Re-Condo: Rethinking condominium – Urban scenarios and design proposals for a transformation of the middle-class housing stock in Milan and Turin

Between 1950s and 1970s, Milan and Turin experienced an impressive growth in housing production. A consistent part of this building boom was made up of condominiums that aimed at meeting the cultural and spatial needs of an emerging middle class. Such factors, together with economic and regulatory aspects, deeply influenced the formal, typological and technological …

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