La Favara e il quartiere Brancaccio. Sviluppo urbanistico e problematiche attuali

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[automatically translated] In the urban area where it is located in Palermo Brancaccio neighborhood, best known for the presence of well-known Mafia families and for the killing of Father Puglisi, formerly Maredolce palace and its lake park system it had been supervision of regents during the Arab domination, then the Teutonic Knights, passed from hand to hand to noble families who used the site for productive purposes, until the complete cultural oblivion and abandonment by adverse possession by poor local families who used it as hive to a residence of luck. So far, the actions of the Superintendent of the Sicilian Region, the neighborhood associations, law enforcement and schools and parishes have had beneficial effects working for small steps and sometimes 'undercurrent'. Given the richness and complexity of the various operational and thematic cuts the context still offers, it could begin in different ways and over a long period of time, an urban regeneration process that the palace has extended progressively throughout the neighborhood up to involve indirectly throughout the second municipal district which is the part south of Palermo. One that has already produced the Brancaccio quarter thanks to the gradual mobilization of capital initiated by Silvana Braida for the construction of an urban park in Maredolce and the civic movement animated by the figure of Father Puglisi for the importance of its civilian witness,
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationMaredolce-La Favara. Premio Internazionale Carlo Scarpa per il Giardino
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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