Aestimum 74 (2019)
Articles

Matera: city of nature, city of culture, city of regeneration. Towards a landscape-based and culture-based urban circular economy

Luigi Fusco Girard
Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development, National Research Council, Italy (IRISS - CNR)
Bio
Francesca Nocca
University of Naples “Federico II”, Department of Architecture
Antonia Gravagnuolo
Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development, National Research Council, Italy (IRISS - CNR)
Published October 31, 2019
Keywords
  • Matera circular city,
  • urban circular economy,
  • impact evaluation
How to Cite
Fusco Girard, L., Nocca, F., & Gravagnuolo, A. (2019). Matera: city of nature, city of culture, city of regeneration. Towards a landscape-based and culture-based urban circular economy. Aestimum, (74), 5-42. https://doi.org/10.13128/aestim-7007

Abstract

Each city is a living organism with its own dynamics. Cities, as complex dynamic and adaptive systems, are able of self-organization/self-management. There are many causes of the decline of cities today (poverty, unemployment, etc.) that interdepend on the others in continuous retroactive processes. The general proposal of this paper refers to a key word: “regeneration” as revitalization of the activities in the perspective of the circular economy/city. The aim is to explore how an urban circular economy can be implemented through a cultural landscape-based approach, analysing the case study of Matera (Italy) and assuming the interdependence between a specific landscape and the circular economy/city models. The aim is to understand how to transform a millennial experience of underdevelopment into a dynamic development perspective.

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