This book explores the role of technology in ecological urban design and regeneration. Part I provides theoretical and methodological insights into technological approaches that offer optimum respect to existing cultural and natural environments, while offering minimum impact and carbon footprint. Parts II and III provide contextualised examples that demonstrate the use, or proposal of, sustainable technologies and solutions for regenerating parts of the urban and peri-urban. The case studies offer insights from the Mediterranean and the Middle East in a diverse range of spaces, from central urban squares, oblique cities, urban waterfronts, decaying suburbs, to peri-urban areas such as touristic waterfronts, former industrial areas, hyper-commercial areas, humid zones and parks.
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Presentation (Mayor of Naples) Introduction: The environmental design at reduced foot-print. Bioregionalist technologies and materials. Part I: Investigation of the urban systems according to the technological approach to the environmental design 1. A new strategy for the city: sustainable regeneration. 2. The bioregionalist vision of environmental design 3. Zero Km materials and products suitable for urban regeneration 4. Recycling and waste as resource for the urban and social transformations 5. The contribution of an assorted expertise: how to guarantee subsidiarity and integration. Part II: Technological approach to environmental design. Application to some Urban case-studies Introduction 1. Urban squares 2. The oblique city 3. Urban Waterfront 4. Decayed suburbs Part III: Technological approach to environmental design. Application to peri- urban case-studies Introduction 1. Touristic waterfronts 2. Disused industrial areas 3. Hyper-commercial areas 4. Wetlands 5. Peri-urban parks Conclusion
Dora Francese is a Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Naples, Italy.