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Design for Vulnerable Communities

  • Presents multidisciplinary strategies to properly design for vulnerable communities.

  • Contributes to UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities.

  • Brings together interdisciplinary contributions to the field of urban humanities research.

Part of the book series: The Urban Book Series (UBS)

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction on Design for Vulnerable Communities

    • Tiziano Cattaneo, Emanuele Giorgi, Alfredo Mauricio Flores Herrera, Virginia del Socorro Aceves Tarango
    Pages 1-17
  3. Sustainability and Vulnerabilities in Time of the Anthropocene

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. A Pandemic of Vulnerability: Is Design a Painkiller or a Vaccine?

      • Paolo Ceccarelli, Pilar M. Guerrieri
      Pages 65-79
  4. Approaches, Principles and Paradigms to Contemporary Research and Practice for Vulnerable Communities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81
    2. Thinking in Systems: Sustainability Cognition for Design Communities

      • Xiaocun Zhu, Pius Leuba dit Galland
      Pages 91-102
    3. Urban Design in the Age of Climate Change: Paradigms and Directions

      • Ali Cheshmehzangi, Chris Butters, Amir Cheshmehzangi, Ayotunde Dawodu, Ruoyu Jin, Eugenio Mangi
      Pages 133-154
  5. Designing for Vulnerabilities. Applications and Actions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 155-155
    2. Social Housing in Historic Centers: Contemporary Experiences in Latin America

      • Nivaldo Vieira de Andrade Junior, Gabriela Amado Chetto Coutinho
      Pages 157-199
    3. Coastal Vulnerability: Sustainable Settlements for Outdoor Tourism

      • Carlo Berizzi, Margherita Capotorto, Gaia Nerea Terlicher, Luca Trabattoni
      Pages 283-304
  6. Social Engagement in Vulnerable Communities Between Digital and Humanist Visions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 305-305

About this book

This book aims to provide bases for reasoning on what challenges urban-architectural design for vulnerable communities will face in the coming years. Several issues, such as technological development, climate change, political crisis and economic uncertainties show as traditional strategies and methodologies are not sufficient to deeply solve the problems of these complex realities. These new changes, which are studied in different fields of knowledge, highlight the fact that the development of effective solutions must be characterized by multidisciplinary approaches and must be based on strategies promoted by different disciplines. 

For this reason, this contributed volume collects contributions and considerations from experts in various fields of knowledge working in different parts of the world, such as the Americas, Europe and Asia. The goal is precisely to provide the reader with multidisciplinary knowledge and methodologies in order to better reflect and analyze the challenges that designing for vulnerable communities will face in the next few years. These multidisciplinary studies are organized into five sections: 
  • Sustainability and Vulnerabilities in Time of the Anthropocene
  • Approaches, Principles and Paradigms to Contemporary Research and Practice for Vulnerable Communities
  • Designing for Vulnerabilities: Applications and Actions
  • Social Engagement in Vulnerable Communities Between Digital and Humanist Visions
  • Vulnerabilities in Context: Analysis and Projects in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
Design for Vulnerable Communities will be of interest primarily to researchers and professionals in the field of urban-architectural design, but it will also be a useful tool to policy makers and members of civil society at large interested in making cities more inclusive.  


Keywords

  • Urban Geography and Urbanism
  • Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Humanities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Vulnerable Communities
  • Vulnerability
  • Design Strategies
  • Anthropocene

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Architecture, Art and Design, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Chihuahua, Mexico

    Emanuele Giorgi, Alfredo Mauricio Flores Herrera

  • Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Pavia, Italy

    Tiziano Cattaneo

  • School of Hummanities, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Chihuahua, Mexico

    Virginia del Socorro Aceves Tarango

About the editors

Emanuele Giorgi is a Professor at the School of Architecture, Art and Design of the Tecnológico de Monterrey since 2017, he develops teaching and research activities on the issues of communities and sustainable territorial development. He has a PhD in Civil Engineering and Architecture obtained at the University of Pavia (Italy). He is director of the “Design for Vulnerables” research project focused on design solutions for Mexican vulnerable communities and, since 2021, he is leader of the of the Strategic Research Group “Sustainable Territorial Development” of School of Architecture, Art and Design of Tecnológico de Monterrey. In 2020 he published with Springer the book "The Co-Housing Phenomenon. Environmental Allience in Times of Changes”. Reviewer for several journal, Giorgi presented his researches in more than 30 international conferences and published several articles in indexed journals. He is part of the Mexican National System of Researchers (level 1) and Secretary of the Association the of Italian Researchers in Mexico (ARIM).

Tiziano Cattaneo, Architect, PhD, Associate Professor in Architectural Design at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Pavia. In China he holds a qualification as Professor in design at the College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai. His research focuses on architectural design as a process to create and regenerate environments addressing contemporary conditions such as climate change, globalization, technology and urbanization. Tiziano is leading research, exhibitions, workshops and scientific meetings and is collaborating on a number of research projects with institutions and organizations in Europe, Mexico and China in the field of shared landscape, urban resilience and sustainable communities. He was visiting professor and has lectured in international universities and institutions in Europe, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Russia, USA and China, and is author of numerous scientific publications.

Mauricio Flores graduated in Architectural Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute in 2000 and has a master's degree in Construction Administration from the Technological Institute of Construction. He worked in the construction area since 2002, developing projects, multimedia products and site supervision. In 2011 he began his career as a professor at the Tec de Monterrey campus Chihuahua in the colleges of Architecture, Industrial Design and Civil Engineering. In 2012 he held the position of Academic Director and since 2015 he is a full-time professor until today.

Virginia Aceves graduated from the career from Facultad de Filosofía y Letras by the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua in 2000 and has a master degree in Humanity Studies from Universidad Virtual del Tecnológico de Monterrey. In 2000 she became professor in Tecnológico de Monterrey campus Chihuahua of language, grammar, literature and philosophy. Since 2010 was part of Escuela de Negocios y Humanidades. She held the position of Academic Director of Humanities from 2012 to 2016. Since 2017 she is a full time professor until today. She is creator and leader of social project Accionetica.

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Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-96866-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)