TECHNE 19 (2020): The public space
Research & Experimentation

Placemaking for the regeneration of the Costanzo Ciano neighbourhood in Piacenza

Daniele Fanzini
Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Gianpiero Venturini
Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
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Irina Rotaru
Cities on the Move, Bucharest, Romania
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Carlo Parrinello
Architetto, Italia
Angelo De Cocinis
e-Making S.r.l.
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Published January 17, 2020
Keywords
  • urban regeneration,
  • living lab,
  • placemaking,
  • co-design,
  • co-creation,
  • project anticipation
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How to Cite
Fanzini, D., Venturini, G., Rotaru, I., Parrinello, C., & De Cocinis, A. (2020). Placemaking for the regeneration of the Costanzo Ciano neighbourhood in Piacenza. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (19), 213-222. https://doi.org/10.13128/techne-7830

Abstract

This article provides insights on the urban regeneration project conduced in the densely populated centre of the “Costanzo Ciano” neighbourhood of Piacenza. Financed by MIBAC - Ministry of Heritage and Culture through the Creative Living Lab programme, the project is configured as a participatory urban regeneration action (Placemaking) aimed at testing various possible solutions for a more structured future renewal intervention. The organisational formula adopted distinguishes through the active involvement of the inhabitants at both the design and realisation stages. The output consists in the product to which the inhabitants have contributed but also, and most importantly, in the social relationships which have been formed, through which, the functional plan for the future renewal intervention has been laid out. The experience coherently follows the URBACT method principles while its cultural and practical implications refer to both the “dilemmas” theme1 posed by the current European debate regarding the strategic development of public spaces and the Placemaking tool in the Living Labs 2.0 formula2, for an innovative governance straddling theory and practice.

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