Introduction.- Conceptual Questions.- Characterization of the Territorial Unit.- Recognition of Open Spaces and their Urban Context: open spaces to be analyzed and roles that they can play in integrating urban occupation.- Analysis and Evaluation of the Attributes of Open Spaces: identifying possible spaces of project opportunity and their situation in the territory.- Proposals of Concrete Project Strategies: planning the system of open spaces and restructuring the urban territory.- Conclusion.- Index.
In the current panorama of urban growth and planning in many urban territories of western societies, open spaces are residual spaces of urban occupation or are reserved for eventual occupation. Open spaces have been viewed in this manner in the earlier stages of the compact city and especially now, in a time of the dispersed territories characterized by discontinuity, heterogeneity, and fragmentation.
The disciplinary perspectives of ecology, geology, landscape architecture, and urbanism, but also public opinion, have for some time promoted the conservation and protection of the most valuable natural spaces, and efforts have been made to remove such spaces from the real estate market. However, such positions, usually radical, are insufficient for territorial equilibrium and inevitably lead to the progressive disappearance of valuable natural spaces.
Demonstrates a method of urbanistic intervention together with possible project strategies and territorial ordering
Supplies proposals about the ordering of open spaces system
Examines the value of open spaces and how they can lead to possible territorial restructuring ¿