Urban regeneration and bottom-up planning. The role of the Universities

Journal title SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE
Author/s Sara Mela
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/128 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 83-94 File size 460 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2022-128008
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Since 2018, a group of researchers and professors of the Polytechnic and the University of Turin carried out action-research work in the Turin neighbourhood of Aurora, aimed at de-fining urban regeneration initiatives co-designed with citizens. To this end, a physical space was opened in Aurora (AuroraLAB), as a meeting point between the University and the neigbourhood, where common projects could be developed. The paper aims at investigating the transformative potential of small bottom-up actions: micro levers for a light regeneration of cities. The focus is on smaller spaces: underused public spaces, in-between spaces, small and medium-sized urban voids.

Keywords: reuse, urban voids, bottom-up regeneration, gentrification, action-research, in-between spaces

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Sara Mela, Rigenerazione urbana e pianificazione dal basso. Il ruolo dell’Università in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 128/2022, pp 83-94, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2022-128008