from 9 to 16 Ottobre | Casa dell’Architettura, first floor
“Climate proof cities” are also “Cities for people” – to borrow Jan Gehl’s expression – because most measures, surely the more efficient ones for mitigation and adaptation, are measures based on the reintroduction of nature into urban areas, which makes cities more healthy, beautiful, comfortable, livable, vital, and attractive. With this exhibition, we aim to illustrate the problems that climate change can cause in urban environments, suggest possible solutions, pulling from the best practices selected mainly in European experiments, and share the results of the experimental projects done during the training program and design labs of REBUS [REnovation of public Buildings and Urban Spaces].
The first section of the exhibition – in red – is dedicated to the illustration of extreme climate phenomena and their impact on urban areas with a particular emphasis on the consequences for the health and safety of city dwellers.
The second and third sections of the exhibition – in green and blue – look at the most efficient solutions for improving the urban microclimate, namely the urban green infrastructure, the planning of outdoor comfort to provide livability and quality in public spaces, and the blue infrastructure for sustainable management of the urban rainwater.
The fourth section of the exhibition is dedicated to illustrating urban regeneration projects in six neighborhoods in the cities of Parma, Modena, Rimini, Ferrara, Ravenna, and San Lazzaro di Savena (BO) – each has its own color – that participated in the REBUS design labs during the four editions held between 2015 and 2017, testing the methods and tools of the ‘Regenerate the city with nature’ Guide and evaluating the effectiveness of proposed projects from a climatic and environmental point of view through the use of simulation models.