Urban Regeneration


We apply multi-professional approaches to spaces, places and buildings, focusing on the elaboration of a Management Plan able to move over time from a shared vision to sustainability of the installed activities.

The action of regeneration of places, spaces, areas, territories requires a multidisciplinary approach. The separate contributions of architects, engineers, urban planners cannot be considered sufficient, just as animation interventions per se, which by their nature have a temporary character. On the other hand, architectural and urban planning aspects must coexist with economic, environmental and social impactanalyses, just as the involvement of institutions, and of the community as a whole, must coexist with a business logic, capable of guaranteeing long-term financial autonomy linked to sustainable management structures.

In this context, the term “project” is as abused as it is transversal to different sectors.

When an institution or a a private ask for “a project” in relation to a place, a space, an area or a territory to be regenerated, an architect will produce much probably a series of technical tables with motivation related to d the definition / use of space, while an event organizer will end up with producing a series of animation proposals (events, utilizations, initiatives, etc…) much more like place making. Very rarely the result is a “project” as it is understood by a “project designer” and as, in some ways, it is understood by the client, i.e. a document that also includes other aspects useful for a coherent and effective planning, especially in the long term.

Within this area, we therefore provide the following services:

  • Management Plans: independently, but also by involving and coordinating specific professionals in multi-professional teams, we propose and implement regeneration paths based on: a) a detailed preliminary stakeholder analysis; b) a test of pre-existing vision and objectives, possibly modifying them on the basis of specific context / market analysis; c) an evaluation of relevant networks and collaborations; d) a realistic and sustainable management plan; e) a “fund tuning” action aligning the management plan with funding opportunities;
  • Innovation brokering: it is not always necessary to invent something totally new to solve a problem. Knowing how to find best practices that suit the situation – not only in Italy but also in Europe and around the world – and, above all, knowing how to analyze these practices in terms of feasibility and replicability, requires a particular “eye”, especially to facilitate their effective transfer. This service, which we propose associated with “study visits”, often saves time and effort, optimizing the available resources.