Vol. 20 No. 2 (2022): Co-evolution
Thematical section (Current series)

Animali in città

Cristina Imbroglini
DiAP Dipartimento Architettura e Progetto, Sapienza Università di Roma
Anna Lei
DiAP Dipartimento di Architettura e Progetto, Sapienza Università di Roma

Published 2023-01-27


  • Landscape project,
  • urban wildlife,
  • co-evolution,
  • co-habitat

How to Cite

Imbroglini, C., & Lei, A. (2023). Animali in città. Ri-Vista. Research for Landscape Architecture, 20(2), 64–79. https://doi.org/10.36253/rv-13741


More and more wild animals find refuge in cities, due to the growth of urbanized areas, the devastation of natural habitats and the intensive transformation of agricultural spaces. The presence of wildlife increases conflicts but is also generating interesting considerations on the relationship between man and nature, based on empathy and the comprehension of animal. New co-evolution paths within cities, anthropic habitat par excellence, imply a different way of relating to the ‘wild’ or ‘feral’ to produce generative alliances and new shared habitat. The landscape project must come out of the comfort zone of a design conceived exclusively for human consumption and well-being: spaces of interspecies co-operation (productive symbiosis), generating responses of mutual adaptation to environmental and climatic changes; new places of co-habitat for both humans and animals; immersive spaces, for empathic and emotional cognition capable to sensitizing became aware of the interconnections between all living species and their common habitat.


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