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Marco Acri currently works at the Program in Economics and Techniques for the Conservation of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage, University of Nova Gorica. Marco does research in Cultural History, History of Art and Historical Anthropology. Their current projects are 'Horizon 2020 "CLIC" Circular models Leveraging Investments in Cultural heritage adaptive reuse' and 'Horozion2020 "URBINAT".
September 2009 - August 2012
May 2009 - July 2011
Comune di Venezia
Today, cultural heritage preservation benefits from the growing international interests in the green and circular economy. Such benefit depends mostly on the very nature of our cultural heritage that has been evolving by relying on traditional techniques, regional materials, and local expertise and knowledge. For such, traditional heritage has been...
Uncomfortable Heritage Circularity and reuse have been a practice in the past, generating territorial diversity and specificities that today we recognize in cultural heritage and landscapes. Globalization has flattened these specificities by spreading low-cost materials and technologies that often proved to be unsustainable. Reintroducing circulari...
The concerns for climate change and the increase of urban population made cities fundamental in finding solutions for a more sustainable dwelling to increase resilience and quality of life. Cities have to turn from infinite consumption and waste spaces to incubators of innovative narratives able to re-balance the coexistence between human beings an...
The social distancing does represent an oxymoron: how can there be distancing if what characterizes the very sociality is the proximity between individuals, and generally living beings? Comparable to living dead space (Todd R.W., 2007) or more notorious “still life” or “natura morta”, the paradox remains unsolved: how can something like nature that...
The increasing pressure on urban resilience and the parallel interest in the preservation of the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) have opened new frontiers of research that find, in the principles of the circular economy, good responses. Cities need to remake themselves from pure consumption to more resilient and circular centers, finding inspiration...
A conference held in Venice at ETCAEH, the programme in Heritage Studies established by the University of Nova Gorica and IUAV, in parallel with the first debates at UNESCO on Historic Urban Landscape, gave birth to this book. A book that talks about historic preservation and creativity, but also about communities and civic engagement, disaster man...
URBiNAT focuses on the regeneration and integration of deprived social housing urban developments through an innovative and inclusive catalogue of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS), ensuring sustainability and mobilising driving forces for social cohesion. Interventions focus on the public space to co-create with citizens new urban, social and nature-based relations within and between different neighbourhoods. Taking the full physical, mental and social well-being of citizens as its main goal, URBiNAT aims to co-plan a healthy corridor as an innovative and flexible NBS, which itself integrates a large number of micro NBS emerging from community-driven design processes. URBiNAT consists of a worldwide consortium of academic and business partners around 7 European cities (Porto, Nantes and Sofia as ‘frontrunners’; Siena, Nova Gorica, Brussels and Høje-Taastrup as followers), that will act as living laboratories to implement healthy corridor solutions. The cities will be supported by local partners, associations and research centres, and by Europe-wide centres, universities and companies. These will develop a participatory process, an NBS catalogue and a healthy corridor, while monitoring impacts, disseminating and marketing results. Together, they form an inclusive community of practice (CoP), collaborating with partners from Iran and China, and NBS observers located in Brazil, Oman, Japan and a Chinese city, bringing experiences and an international dimension to the project. Partners will contribute their innovative NBS experience deployed through an array of transdisciplinary knowledge, methodologies and tools, as nature-based solutions. This will be supplmented by ‘smart’ digital tools, citizen engagement, solidarity and social economy initiatives, social innovation for value-generation, incubation for business development and capacity building, and ICT governance platforms. The social, economic and urban impacts will be measured and replicated by URBiNAT Observatory.
The overarching goal of the CLIC trans-disciplinary research project is to identify evaluation tools to test, implement, validate and share innovative "circular" financing, business and governance models for systemic adaptive reuse of cultural heritage and landscape, demonstrating the economic, social, environmental convenience, in terms of long lasting economic, cultural and environmental wealth.