for PhD students
WATER & CITIES
Ecological transition through water saving and management
Pozzuoli, 28th September – 1st October 2022
UNISCAPE, the European Network of Universities dedicated to landscape studies and education according to the principles of the European Landscape Convention, fund the first edition of the International Workshop for PhD students. The initiative is supported by the Department of Architecture (DIARC) and by the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (DICEA) of the University of Naples Federico II and will consist in a four days program of lectures and workshops.
Nowadays, in urban transformation and/or regeneration interventions, it is imperative to adopt a landscape approach that brings the sustainable management of natural resources back to the centre of urban development projects.
The workshop “Water and Cities” focuses on the need to highlight the role of water cycle in urban landscape project and design, through the exploitation of wastewater and rainwater, the creation of rain gardens and vegetative swales. The goal is to consider water as a driver of urban landscape projects, creating multifunctional spaces aimed at maximizing water saving and energy production, increasing permeability, reducing environmental hazard, and, at the same time, improving aesthetic and aesthetic qualities of places and, then, their attractiveness.
Therefore, the workshop addresses the topic of the ecological transition of cities through water saving and sustainable water management from a multidisciplinary perspective, in order to describe the complexity of the phenomenon and develop an integrative design approach for multifunctional solutions.
The workshop has two main objectives:
1. To offer a research focus on the issues of sustainable water management in urban
landscape transformation and regeneration projects in connection with current national and international trends, thus allowing participants to learn new knowledge, skills and methodologies.
2. To provide an opportunity for meeting, exchanging experiences and good practices and giving the chance to create new shared projects.
Pozzuoli (Naples) is populated since ancient times, it preserves traces of one of the first and most important settlements of Magna Graecia in Italy – i.e. Cuma – and it hosted the commercial and military port of Rome for many centuries. Its landscape, archaeology-rich and scenery of epic events, was one of the main destination for the artists from all over Europe, who took part to the Grand Tour. The interaction between man and the natural phenomenon of bradyseism has been shaping the territory by creating a unique landscape, rich in lakes, thermal waters, archaeological remains and areas where volcanism is evident. Pozzuoli is also the seat of a famous Olivetti Factory, which is a significant example of productive buildings integration in a landscape design in the XX century.
In 2022, Pozzuoli will host some events of “Procida Italian Capital of Culture” Cultural Program.
FOR MORE INFO ON THE PROGRAMME AND PARTICIPATION PLEASE SEE THE CALL ATTACHED