TECHNE 5 (2013): Environment emergency
Research and Experimentation

Innovation and sustainability in a cultural landscape

TECHNE 5 (2013): Environment emergency

Published 2013-05-13


  • Cultural landscape,
  • Eco-efficiency,
  • Micro-generation,
  • Creativity

How to Cite

Franco, G. (2013). Innovation and sustainability in a cultural landscape. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (5), 129–134.


The UNESCO site Cinque Terre, Portovenere and Islands (Palmaria, Tino e Tinetto), in the eastern part of Liguria Region, is one of the best-known examples of protected landscapes; nevertheless it is vulnerable to natural actions (floods, landslips) and human ones (abandonment of argicultural landscapes and terraced system, uncontrolled transformations on the built heritage even due to the insertion of technical installations).The paper intends to briefly describe motivations, methodology and results of the research aimed to identify criteria to set up Guidelines for the eco-efficiency of traditional rural heritage and the insertion of small size renewable energy disposals.


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