S_08 – INNOVATIVE APPROACHES AND METHODOLOGIES FOR DRIVING SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE URBAN REGENERATION
Saganeiti Lucia (University of L’Aquila), Fiorini Lorena (University of L’Aquila) and Pilogallo Angela (Freelance Engineer)
Urban regeneration is a complex and integrated process involving several dimensions of citizens well-being: environmental, social and economic. It is based on interdisciplinarity and aimed at enhancing the overall quality of urban space. Although the topic has been widely explored both in practice and in academic research over the decades, the challenges we face require new approaches and methodologies to guide urban regeneration programs. Climate change and related impacts at the urban scale, social issues including gender inequalities, the availability of green areas related to public health and post-pandemic cities, and the energy crisis are some of the key issues in current and future regeneration programs. To this end, it is necessary to develop new approaches and methodologies to assess and map these specific demands, identify stakeholder groups and define a scale of priorities for regeneration interventions to be planned. The ultimate goal is thus to meet specific needs while increasing the resilience of urban settlements to ongoing crises.
We welcome review papers and case studies that, through the use of methods and indicators useful for the purpose described, contribute to structuring a knowledge framework suitable to support the transfer from academic research to urban planning practice.
Urban regeneration; re-development; resilience; urban renewal; indicators engineering; urban sustainability