WIT Press


SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE IN THE OLD TOWN OF NORCIA, ITALY

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC190341

Volume

238

Pages

11

Page Range

383 - 393

Published

2019

Author(s)

STEFANIA TRIFAN, CRISTINA OLGA GOCIMAN, CRISTINA VICTORIA OCHINCIUC

Abstract

The ancient towns have some characteristics of the sustainable city. The buildings are preserved, improved and adapted. The Sustainable Development Goals are fulfilled, and Norcia in Italy was a good example of how to live in a town with wonderful history and important economic achievements using local food technology. After the 2016 earthquakes, Norcia had to respond to a new challenge: to be functional and restore the affected parameters. The study for presentation includes the restructuring of the vital functions of the town while keeping the local community. The compact old town being damaged required the relocation of part of the population near the existing industrial zone located outside the defence walls (which, up to the earthquake, kept almost all of the residential area within the ancient area). The methods for investigation involve diagrams and conclusion after direct observation. Sustainable development also involves resolving living in safe spaces, and local community continues to grow by balancing the preservation of old damaged buildings, but with major implications for their repair, with the optimal operation in separate areas up to the rehabilitation of damaged buildings. According to the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals, the food sector, tourism and construction can offer good support for development, and Norcia has all the premises for the rebuilding and reconstruction of damaged areas, so that it reaches a sustainable way of appropriate habitation again.

Keywords

old town, ancient area, earthquake, damage, defence walls, church, buildings, preservation