Il paesaggio delle aree periurbane tra trasformazione e identità. Il caso di Agrigento

Marilena Orlando

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[automatically translated] uncontrolled urbanization, localization Dispersion of residential and productive settlements, land use linked to new forms of leisure time, the progressive abandonment of the countryside, are just some of the alarming signs of territorial aggression process that is likely to distort the identity of the agricultural landscape Sicilian. However, we believe it is still possible to find in the area the same signals for a turnaround: peri-urban areas, which are configured as often as rural areas have been abandoned, could become an opportunity to regain the lost balance between settlement and territory open. Objective to verify this hypothesis, the paper addresses the case of the city of Agrigento, where the abnormal growth building often abusive, as well as the intrusiveness of the road infrastructures have distorted the structure of the suburban landscape. From these premises, the research consists of the following points: - hypothesis for the classification of peri-urban areas of the municipality of Agrigento; - Analysis of the impact of the Regional Rural Development Plan in the study area and relations with regulatory plans and any urban policies in place; - Set aside a few sample areas within the local authority, which deepen the analysis of the most recent dynamics of transformation and aggression, to imagine possible scenarios for the protection and development, from plans and policies in force. From research it turns out that peri-urban areas, in relation to revitalizing agriculture as an indispensable ingredient for integration in urban regeneration processes, could help to recover the economic, social and "identity" of the agricultural landscape. However, that should start from a necessary integration of environmental issues in the context of plans and territorial government policies to promote active conservation consistent actions of the Sicilian landscape.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationPaesaggio 150. Sguardi sul paesaggio italiano tra conservazione, trasformazione e progetto in 150 anni di storia
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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