At the present day Urban Regeneration is a very important topic of debate in Italy.
In the past, the main task of the urban planners was the development and the growth of cities. Today the old tools for urban planning are not effective: the challenge is to renew and regenerate the suburbs, that part of the town that are more populated and more fragile. Around this topic, Renzo Piano, architect and Senator for Life, founded G124, a group of young professionals committed to the urban regeneration.
The group got its name from Renzo Piano senatorial office in Palazzo Giustiniani, converted into a laboratory where started a “mend” intervention. The metaphor of “mending” revokes an old activity that considered the attention to not waste, to reuse, to renew things. This metaphor can signify heal the separations that tear our community. In this direction, in the last 2 years, the work of G124, has been characterized by small and punctual interventions in problematic urban contexts. The goals were to promote urban and social regeneration processes in suburbs. We’ll discuss this topic with the Renzo Piano’s G124 Team (Roberta Pastore, Federica Ravazzi, Eloisa Susanna and Roberto Corbia) and the tutors Mario Cucinella and Massimo Alvisi. Matteo Lepore, Member Council in Bologna Municipality, will partecipate at the event to discuss the perspectives and programs of urban regeneration in Bologna.
The attendance at the event requires the assignment of 2 CFP (Continuos Professional Development credits) by the Ordine degli Architetti of Bologna
To attend at the event send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org within 13th March 2016.