S_10 – SPREADING POROSITY: THE CONTRIBUTION OF PLANNING TOOLS IN INCREASING SOIL PERMEABILITY
Garda Emanuele (University of Bergamo) and Caselli Barbara (University of Parma)
The session investigates the existing, latent or potential link between planning tools, adopted at the local scale, and de-sealing actions together with adequate greening measures, as an approach for improving the quantity and quality of urban soil and green infrastructures and promoting the adaptive capacity of cities. These de-sealing and greening actions are relevant as they can ensure the achievement of various benefits including reducing climate change risks, increasing ecosystem services, combating the urban heat island effect, managing the water cycle and increasing the general well-being of citizens. The aim of the session is to gather contributions investigating the role of planning tools in translating and applying this complex set of actions in a concrete and systematic way, also with interdisciplinary approaches, to promote a different and innovative management of open spaces and built-up spaces.
Contributions could, for example, reflect on the rethinking of public spaces from a multifunctional perspective (social, ecological, hydraulic, thermal, etc.) or on possible rules to be introduced to guide interventions on private spaces, according to a perspective oriented towards increasing “capillary porosity”.
De-sealing; soil sealing; planning tools; nature-based solutions; climate change; resilience