The paper considers the connecting infrastructures as complex sustainable components, similar to the dense urban structure that contains them. Critical readings about the concept of density are the philosophical interpretation of the possibility of infinite articulations. In fact, in 1975 Rapoport considered the specificity of the context, while in 2003 Amphoux introduced the consideration of the urban place intensity. This scalar interpretation of the concept of density prefigures the multiplication of benefits through projects of eco-technological corridors, with networked systems, hybridization of functions, control of the timing of interventions, use of greenery for environmental rebalancing, intensification of social relations. The reference to the critics by some international authors on the subject leads to the definition of infrastructures as vectors of memes. At a closer scale, using nature-based solutions, green streets offer many direct and induced benefits in addition to the stormwater management, including the improvement of the quality of air and run-off water, the increase of infiltration into the ground, the reduction of the urban heat island, the availability of green pedestrian connections. The contribution presents the first evidence of the ongoing research on these issues at the unit of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, part of the PRIN 2015 Project “Adaptive Design and Technological Innovations for Resilient Regeneration of Urban Districts in Regime of Climate Change”, experimenting research through design along a stretch of a state road in Southern Italy. Linking up to the research on performance-intensive spaces, the project investigates complex uses and related design methods for the devices present in the green streets infrastructures, in order to enhance them in different context conditions.

Corridoi Eco-Tecnologici e Green Street ad Intensità Prestazionale

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2021

Abstract

The paper considers the connecting infrastructures as complex sustainable components, similar to the dense urban structure that contains them. Critical readings about the concept of density are the philosophical interpretation of the possibility of infinite articulations. In fact, in 1975 Rapoport considered the specificity of the context, while in 2003 Amphoux introduced the consideration of the urban place intensity. This scalar interpretation of the concept of density prefigures the multiplication of benefits through projects of eco-technological corridors, with networked systems, hybridization of functions, control of the timing of interventions, use of greenery for environmental rebalancing, intensification of social relations. The reference to the critics by some international authors on the subject leads to the definition of infrastructures as vectors of memes. At a closer scale, using nature-based solutions, green streets offer many direct and induced benefits in addition to the stormwater management, including the improvement of the quality of air and run-off water, the increase of infiltration into the ground, the reduction of the urban heat island, the availability of green pedestrian connections. The contribution presents the first evidence of the ongoing research on these issues at the unit of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, part of the PRIN 2015 Project “Adaptive Design and Technological Innovations for Resilient Regeneration of Urban Districts in Regime of Climate Change”, experimenting research through design along a stretch of a state road in Southern Italy. Linking up to the research on performance-intensive spaces, the project investigates complex uses and related design methods for the devices present in the green streets infrastructures, in order to enhance them in different context conditions.
Valente, Renata
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