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PPC Ordinariness 29-30

Piano Progetto Cittą was founded in 1984 by the Pescara Faculty of Architecture as an instrument for dialogue between architecture and urban planning. Over the years, the magazine has developed a notion of design as a transversal and inter-scalar dynamic and has investigated issues raised by international debate: urban design, landscape, infrastructures, environmental sustainability, context, the interweaving between the local and global. Always open to contributions from abroad, with the aim of establishing a network of relationships usefull to intensify the debate, PPC boasts a tradition to ...

Author: Rosario Pavia Go to details >>

Creating city Urban agriculture | Strategies for city resilience

Over the last decades, the term resilience became predominant in many disciplines. One signifi cant fi eld of investigation for the ecological resilience is agriculture, both in urban and peri-urban areas. If the food systems organized the territories for ages, today modern agro-industries contribute to maximize production with little regard to the impacts on the environment. In term of food supply, the more cities cut themselves off from countryside the more they become fragile ecosystems. Estimating the real food demand on local scale, implies therefore, taking into account more sustainab...

Author: Emanuele Sommariva Go to details >>

Canton Ticino: territory of a new modernity Urbanizing the suburban public space

Often today, the reality of our public spaces, is exactly the following: conveyor belts for quick consumptions or desolate open spaces with no character among architectures. To subvert this trend we could try to bring outside what we often appreciate inside our houses such as: the smaller dimension, the light fi ltration systems, a more intimate relationship with our plants, the softness, the warmth or the freshness of the materials used to realize our domestic objects, the possibility to separate or unite, to isolate or not with few actions as closing a door, everything in a limited space. A ...

Author: Gianandrea Barreca, Alessandro Martinelli, Adriana Sandicchi Go to details >>

Biogenie 99 people into design tales

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Author: Giulio Ceppi Go to details >>