Angela Colucci

Angela Colucci
Co.O.Pe.Ra.Te. ltd / REsilienceLAB / Politecnico di Milano

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Ecosystems of Resilience Practices: Contributions for Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation focuses on resilience in action by exploring and providing approaches, perspectives, toolboxes, and theoretical discourses for the improvement and enhancement of territorial and community resilience practices towards sustainability and climate change...
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Rocinha (Rio de Janeiro) is one the largest favelas in Latin America. Founded in the 1930s, it now has more than 160,000 inhabitants. The favela is characterized by several social and environmental urgencies as well as critical phenomena affecting the population’s health. This chapter summarizes the PolimiparaRocinha research project founded by Pol...
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The chapter focuses on the “food” thematic asset, presenting in the first parts the main urgencies deriving and connected to the food system emerging in the Rocinha context and the outcomes from the critical and comparative analysis of existing food policies and practices. These highlight both the main barriers to implementation and stabilisation o...
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This 2nd collection of case studies, the Compendium of Inspiring Practices: Health Edition, showcases 20 urban and territorial planning projects that positively and explicitly contribute to human health through the improvement of the built and natural environment.
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Smart, Resilient and Transition Cities: Emerging Approaches and Tools for Climate-Sensitive Urban Development starts with a presentation of three widespread Urban Metaphors, which are gaining increasing attention from urban planners and decision-makers: Smart City, Resilient City and Transition Towns, being all of them focused on the need for enhan...
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The article focus on the role of Historical Urban Heritage in Urban Design through the presentation of the integrated learning path developed for Urban Design and Urban Design Studio classes of Lecco Campus of Politecnico of Milan (school of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering, master degree in Building and Architectural Engineerin...
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This paper presents emerging questions and some perspectives based on the comparison between the first results of applicative researches and innovative projects developed by the authors. Researches and projects approach the topic of Peri-Urban areas integrating different competencies from different disciplinary backgrounds and developing planning a...
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The first part of this essay introduces discourses on definitions of Peri-Urban/Peri-Rural areas underlining main existing and consolidated approaches and needs towards a renovated conceptual reframing able to emphasise the “transitional” values of these areas. A renovated approach needs a realignment of existing methods and solution in the differe...
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This book explores the nexus among food, energy and water in peri-urban areas, demonstrating how relevant this nexus is for environmental sustainability. In particular it examines the effective management of the nexus in the face of the risks and trade-offs of mitigation policies, and as a mean to create resilience to climate change. The book delin...
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In recent years there has been a remarkable expansion in use of resilience concept, which is used as a key concept in many local practices, but mainly should be better considered a reference approach for the new development project at local community level. In such perspective some institutions decided to invest in this; one of these projects is th...
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The paper presents two case-studies developed in the research Lands of the river. The case studies are characterised by a high complexity level and by the integration between the several issues in relation to the interpretation methodologies and in relation to the responses system. The Rhine river basin experience and the Blue Ribbon Network (Great...
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The paper focus on the landscape policies developed in the Lombardia Region. The policies and institutional strategies on landscape safeguard and improvement are summarised from the first laws and plans (’70 years) to the last landscape plan (approved in 2010). The paper stress also on the main difficulties in the landscape policies improvement: th...
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The paper aims to present as an organic structure the outcomes from various pieces of research and consulting activities developed over the last few years (2011-2015). Shared topics are: urban-rural partnerships, food planning, metropolitan polices and the territorial resilience of periurban areas. In the first part (the core of the paper) the pape...
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Food-system planning is a planning approach focused on the elements that are directly or indirectly involved in food production, including the effects of these processes on territories and cities. A strategy for protecting peri-urban green areas aligned with the food-system planning approach is being adopted in the metropolitan area of Milan, in Pa...
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The term “resilience” is used in many disciplines with different meanings. We will adopt the ecological concept of resilience, which epitomises the capacity of a system to adapt itself in response to the action of a force, achieving a state of equilibrium different from the original (White, 2011). Since the end of the last century, with a significa...
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Il paesaggio rurale: dinamiche e difficili definizioni Il paesaggio agricolo viene definito dal Sereni come "quella forma che l'uomo nel corso ed ai fini delle sue attività produttive agricole coscientemente e sistematicamente imprime al paesaggio naturale" [Sereni, 1961, p. 29]. La lettura del paesaggio rurale, quale esito della interazione tra le...

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The book focuses on three Urban Metaphors, which are gaining increasing attention from urban planners and decision-makers: Smart City, Resilient City and Transition Towns, being all of them focused on the need for enhancing cities’ capacities to cope with the multiple and heterogeneous challenges threatening contemporary cities and their future development and, above all, with climate issues. Then, the Authors provide an overview of current large-scale and urban strategies to counterbalance climate change so far undertaken in different geographical contexts (Europe, United States, China, Africa and Australia), shedding light on the different approaches, on the different weights assigned to mitigation and adaptation issues as well as on the main barriers hindering their effectiveness and translation into measurable outcomes. Opportunities and criticalities arising from the rich, ‘sprawled’ and ‘blurred’ landscape of current strategies and initiatives in the face of climate change pave the way to a discussion on the lessons learnt from current initiatives and provide new hints for developing integrated climate strategies, capable to guide planners and decision makers towards a climate sensitive urban development More info at: https://www.elsevier.com/books/smart-resilient-and-transition-cities/galderisi/978-0-12-811477-3