Ludovico Corrao in Gibellina. Founding a City, Building a Community Abstract. The author proposes, in the form of an interview, the portrait of the polyhedral figure of Ludovico Corrao targeting its work in urban planning. The generous genius of Senator Corrao, who lead the construction of the new town of Gibellina following the earthquake in 1968, conceived the project of a city inspired by art and culture, as connoting and characterizing principles of a new society. The interview, that also wants to be a tribute to the recent tragic death of Corrao and an invitation to know the history and the current reality of Gibellina, is preceded by a short biosketch of his political and urban planning activity.
Keywords: Urban planning, contemporary architecture, cultural heritage, socioeconomic development, natural risks, participation.