Revitalization and Refurbishment of Minor Historical Centers in the Mediterranean

  • Alessandra BattistiEmail author
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Minor historical centers are like living organisms that operate at a macro scale (historical center and urban fabric) and at a micro scale. It is possible to propose a methodological framework for transformation and upgrading, in a close relationship between history, culture, and technology, through development processes that are not only a series of measures aimed exclusively at increasing the financial value of land and buildings but that also pursue the broader goals of redevelopment and revitalization of the architectural, energy, social, economic, and cultural contexts of the city they refer to. In order for the process to be more than just real estate development, building restoration, or urban upgrading, not only must existing and potential resources be used to gain more leverage, but the shortcomings of the urban fabric and socioeconomic demands must also be met.


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  1. 1.PDTA Planning Design Technology of Architecture DepartmentLa Sapienza RomeRomeItaly

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