Conference Paper

Nature and Identity. Agro Pontino case study


Ecological issues are becoming increasingly important in urban planning and management. An integrated approach is needed in order to enhance the natural elements of the landscape within the built environment. The present research project shows a methodological approach aimed at supporting a landscape regeneration process. The methodology is applied to the case study of Agro Pontino, more specifically in the Latina municipality where the urban sprawl is progressively dissolving both the ecological quality of the territory and its original agricultural matrix. The methodological approach of this research project is structured following the purposes enumerated below. 1)Identification of the structural elements of the landscape identity. 2)Assessment of the level of conservation of the landscape in the Latina municipality. 3)Stratification of the Latina municipality into homogeneous Environmental Territorial Units (UTA). 4)Assessment of the level of isolation of residual natural fragments in the agricultural matrix. The results show how the methodological approach adopted is useful to set targets and priorities to regenerate the landscape structural and identity features. In conclusion, this interdisciplinary study is a significant contribution to the integrated approach because it faces the neighborhood requalification in ecological key and supports the urban reforestation project.

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Sibilla, Maurizio
Barbati, Anna

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment\School of the Built Environment


Year of publication: 2017
Date of RADAR deposit: 2018-05-31

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