A Territorial Approach to the Production of Urban and Rural Landscape

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Abstract

The authors, starting from the examination of the historic data of Palermo landscapes on the south-east side, drawup an analysis of the landscape by illustrating the environmental characteristics and the intervention of man in itstransformations. Therefore, determined by a certain point to refer to, the author, based on archival, literary, andexisting graphic documentation, has therefore sought to illustrate the evolution of the landscape in the geographicalarea of Mare dolce while still present relations with the territory of Palermo. Examining the diaries and the endof the eighteenth century with the help of the water colored planks of the sites considering the great patrimonyleft by landscape painters of the period brought a great deal of information. In this sense, it is possible to evaluatethe transformation of Maredolce from swampy and abandoned land of the last seventeenth century (end ofsugary activity) to that of new irrigation agriculture. Transformation is common to the entire territory of Palermowith which numerous comparisons are also carried out based on archival documentation. The introduction of theindustrial economy of the citrus which has wiped out any past historical stratification before being swept by thecementation of the ‘Conca d’Oro’ that still lasts and of which Maredolce (historic palace and its garden) is thelast environmental and cultural heritage as a holistic ecosystem that should absolutely be saved by using integratedurban planning with responsible architectonic restoration approaches.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)70-93
Numero di pagine24
RivistaENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Volume3
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

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