WIT Press


POSTER FOR THE SOFT CITY

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

249

Pages

6

Page Range

203 - 208

Published

2020

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC200171

Copyright

Author(s)

VITTORIA CRISOSTOMI

Abstract

Climate change and its effects call for concrete concern about how cities should reorganize themselves. Cities today are already vastly different from what we have learned in the manuals for lifestyles, production, and ways of living. Urban planning must revise its foundations according to the options of reduced emissions, renewable energy, circular economy and zero land consumption. It will therefore have to take a different method of mixing up the addendums of policies for cities. Instead of a complete theoretical treatment, it is necessary to grasp the faint signals scattered in the organization of the city, consolidating in new paradigms that are defined and simultaneously experienced. The experiment could concern the formation of a new profile for the city of Rome, in view of the election of the new Mayor in 2021, whose points could define a “Poster for the Soft City” in which the elements of planning are revisited in the light of new values and applied to the true city of today. The protection of the environment must be practiced with projects accompanying the needs of nature and the morphology of the places. The size of the public works is strictly in line with needs and the projects commensurate with them. Network engineering models for mobility are reviewed as an urban service to people, attentive to user behavior. The green areas which were once given up as standard, never equipped and abandoned, become the system of green networks and soft mobility rebuilding where possible the ecological continuity, according to a new landscape that keeps the original morphology together with the necessary new transformations. Entrepreneurs will also have to change and become administrators of the existing annuity, inventors and recipients of additional marginal annuity based on the improvement of settlement quality, committing themselves to management quotas and improvement of the surrounding public space.

Keywords

urban policies, new city planning, systemic approach, urban development, well-being city, soft city, annuity