Rethinking Public Space. The intangible design

Call for Papers

Una Piazza a Rabat. © Maria Rosa Russo, 2006

In today’s cities complex geography, public space is a flexible, open, as well as a contradictory and vulnerable concept. Public spaces, de facto, tend to react to the intense changes the communities’ that inhabit them are subject to.

This issue aims at collecting researches, experiences, trends, and design attitudes. This collection should make emerge a current phenomenon: the progressive departure from prevailing attention to formal and stylistic aspects to an emphasis on the emotional components of squares, streets, sidewalks, promenades, gardens, parks, as spaces of our existence.

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ISSN 1724-6768 (online)

Ri-Vista is an open access, peer-reviewed six-monthly scientific journal in electronic format, ranked in “Class A” by ANVUR - Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes. Founded in 2003, the second series was launched in 2015, when Ri-Vista became part of the scientific journals of the University of Florence. The journal does not ask any charges neither from authors nor readers and operates through international calls for papers and double-blind peer review.

Ri-Vista deals with the multiple dimensions of landscape planning and design, seen from a rich variety of disciplines, in a scientific and open perspective which is distinctive of landscape architecture. Each issue aims at gathering knowledge and visions around specific topics, promoting innovative and responsible actions for creation, protection, restoration and management of landscapes.

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