HOW TO GRASP THE POWER OF THE PLACE: The TELLme Project and Metro-dology

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Metropolisation processes caused by unplanned urban growth have generated an enormous demand for infrastructure and services, as well as having an impact on the environment that can lead to imbalances in social development. To promote sustainable growth, it is necessary to plan a fair distribution of services throughout the development of the city and an efficient infrastructure system. Our answer is a competence building project, which holds the social and ecological function of the city restoring safe environmental conditions. The actions of the project focus on the environment, health, and quality of life, its results are in sustainable production. Our research, therefore, deals with physical interventions, bio-sustainable innovation of supply chains of local agricultural products, and project of a robust civic image of common and public space. This means including the current crisis of the metropolitan city in the process of change, starting from an investigation regarding the possibilities of an invention. We are looking for new relations among the parts of the city through a mobility project to transform the times of the city; the identification of suitable places for the production of a modern and clean circular economy; and the selection of areas of urban regeneration to rediscover and renew the identity of the metropolitan city. Theme: Economic development based on local intelligence and social cohesion. In particular, from the circular economy, we define an integrated model, linked to sustainable development objectives. The urban regeneration is related to the reactivation of a local economic system, to the innovation of agricultural products. Ad hoc training engages the local community to work on the real product, really including it in the regenerated territory, which becomes a "common good". The projects for some metropolitan centralities in Latin America are exemplary cases for the practice of Metropolitan Discipline applied to fragile territories. Fragile are those territories that find themselves in a "precarious" situation, whether physical, economic, cultural or moral, produced by the metropolitan dynamics that crosses them. We analyze fragile territories from an integrated learning approach that refers to metropolitan complexity (Metropolitan Complexity Integrated Learning Approach). Through a set of open source maps (Metropolitan Cartography) we aim to identify the metropolitan dynamics that have generated the fragility of territories, to recognise their shortcomings and to propose a project that - based on a metabolic vision of the life cycle of the city, which over time determines the metropolitan biography - can be one of maintenance, improvement or transformation. The intervention strategy consists of building a system that takes into account the infrastructure network, green spaces, and water. Our initial question investigates of which are the new type-genetic morphologies able to change the form of the territory. The method we have been following is based on the analysis of: - Impact on consolidated historical tissues; - Impact on the environment and landscapes; and the study of some typologies and contemporary uses of land: exchange point and exchange district, new settlements in the transition zones between urban and rural. Therefore, it is intended to test planning methodologies at metropolitan scale with verification of the collision among large public works, urbanized agricultural territory, transport networks, residential tissues, and natural areas. The metropolitan phenomenon is analyzed by measuring the impact between economic growth and the consumption of the territory, in the belief that urban space must once again be considered the basis of common sense and, therefore, can be the object of a decision shared by citizens aware of their rights: the right to the city, the landscape and the lifestyle.
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Politecnico di Milano
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Politecnico di MIlano

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