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Basilicata. Guidelines for an integrated landscape design

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The guidelines for an integrated planning of the landscape are intended as a tool open to ensure the quality of the landscape transformation projects through directions and pilot projects aimed at:

  • provide general criteria, space performance and design guidelines aimed at environmental sustainability and landscape transformations;
  • contribute to the enhancement of the landscape through the experimentation of innovative design;
  • increase the quality of projects and received such a widespread increase of the landscape as a resource.

In the research we have been investigated in detail some of the dynamics of change that are occurring with particular emphasis and urgency: the proliferation of coastal tourist settlements (Metaponto), the spread of small sheds for agriculture (Val d'Agri), the residential expansion around the mountain areas historic centers (Potentino).

Compared to these transformations, which are putting a strain on the consolidated Lucan landscape, has been outlined a possible design process, starting from risk assessment, identifies performance objectives and design criteria that will improve the quality of the landscape and the social value perception.

The use of simulation design is in the guidelines an essential part, transforming them from abstract principles to concrete spatial foreshadowing of an operational, experimental and open. Performance objectives and design criteria are not in fact intended as a model for replication mechanically or as a list of the mandatory provisions as a field of possibilities with respect to which it is the designers that the technicians of local administrations in charge of project evaluation, can verify and argue the degree of sustainability of the changes.

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