Density and sustainability as a new paradigm for urban resilience European programs for territorial adaptation projects

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Marsia Marino
Stefano Damiano


Risk management due to the unstoppable effects of climate change on the territory is an increasingly topical subject in the international scientific debate.
The theme of changing cities involves different disciplinary sectors, so it would not be exhaustive to analyse it from a unilateral point of view.
The contribution proposes a multidisciplinary and multi-scale analysis related to the adaptation measures of urban agglomerations through a socio-economic analysis aimed at achieving a high level of security, efficiency of ecosystems and social inclusion.
Overcoming the sectorial and specialist approach of modernist urbanism is the basis for addressing what appears to be the "challenge" of the new millennium.
It is authors' conviction that the physical transformations of space, in the presence of geomorphological alterations due to climate change, must be based on strategic policies in the medium and long term, shared and articulated at the different levels of government of the territory. In this frame of reference, the question of density merges with the concept of sustainability, overcoming it, becoming a new paradigm of urban resilience


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MarinoM., & DamianoS. (2020). Density and sustainability as a new paradigm for urban resilience. UPLanD - Journal of Urban Planning, Landscape & Environmental Design, 5(1), 69-76.


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