Scenarios Under Change in School Facility Interventions

  • Maria FianchiniEmail author
Part of the Research for Development book series (REDE)


From the beginning of the twenty-first century, a renewed focus on the ‘educational’ value of physical school environments came to spread around, even though this mainly occurs to the designing of new infrastructures. Nevertheless, most of the existing facilities are supposed to keep accommodating teachers and students for a long time yet. In order to stress the need to address the same approach on the existing schools, the following brief scenario introduces the OECD activities aimed at promoting national policies for school renewal. Then, a number of examples are presented of local implementation by some European governments as well as of international research programmes on this issue. In the end, a focus is specifically devoted to the intervention strategies on school buildings promoted in Italy in recent years.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture and Urban StudiesPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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