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Topics and Methods for Urban and Landscape Design

From the river to the project

  • Roberta Ingaramo
  • Angioletta Voghera
  • Helps to understand the design process ranging from strategic and local actions, to community empowerment and landscape governance

  • Details a variety of case studies by experts in the field

  • Highlights important methodologies for landscape design and implication with reference to heritage, public spaces and urban quality


Part of the Urban and Landscape Perspectives book series (URBANLAND, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Roberta Ingaramo, Angioletta Voghera
    Pages 1-9
  3. Within Design Experimentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Roberta Ingaramo
      Pages 35-67
    3. Roberta Ingaramo, Angioletta Voghera
      Pages 69-81
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Gilda Berruti, Francesco Domenico Moccia
      Pages 99-126
    3. Paolo Mellano
      Pages 127-139
    4. Joaquín Sabaté Bel
      Pages 141-156
    5. Carlo Alessandro Manzo
      Pages 157-166
    6. Antonio De Rossi, Alessandro Armando, Mattia Giusiano
      Pages 167-181
    7. Guglielmina Mutani, Francesco Fiermonte
      Pages 183-209
  5. Debate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Roberta Ingaramo, Angioletta Voghera
      Pages 251-255
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 257-259

About this book


This book combines urban planning and architectural tools in an attempt to overcome the limitations of sectoral measures. In this perspective, it offers a forum for the debate of different approaches used by schools of planning and architecture. It explores strategies by drawing from the potential contributions of cognitive models for decisions, the role of utopian thinking and retrofitting actions and their interconnectedness, the role of cultural legacy  for urban and landscape design, the design perspectives about public spaces, and the role of architecture design and urban and regional planning for landscape quality.

The book also discusses on design as a process of decision-making that operates as an act of empathy that aligns with human and ecological values -  emotional, physical and socio-cultural. Each planning and design act has different possible effects  able to help making clear strategic and local actions, contributing to community empowerment and to landscape and local governance.

Design activity along the river and multiple experiences (design processes, urban fringe design, agri-urban models, river parks, UNESCO sites, River Contracts, greenbelts and ecological networks), through reflection on design roles, helping to understand the design process and its results at different scales.

Roberta Ingaramo, architect, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Architectural and Urban Design, Department  of Architecture and Design (DAD), Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy), Master in Conservation of Historic Towns and Buildings, Katholieke Universiteit (Belgium).

Angioletta Voghera, architect, PhD, is Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Inter-university Department of Urban and Regional Studies and Planning (DIST), Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy).



Urban Planning and Design Tools Landscape Design Territorial Design Design Methods Heritage Valorisation Architecture design for urban quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberta Ingaramo
    • 1
  • Angioletta Voghera
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Architecture and DesignPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly
  2. 2.Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and PlanningPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

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