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Urban Pressure: Facing Climate Change and Social Vulnerability

Version 1 : Received: 30 July 2022 / Approved: 2 August 2022 / Online: 2 August 2022 (08:04:43 CEST)

How to cite: Errigo, M. F. Urban Pressure: Facing Climate Change and Social Vulnerability. Preprints 2022, 2022080047. Errigo, M. F. Urban Pressure: Facing Climate Change and Social Vulnerability. Preprints 2022, 2022080047.


The paper will analyze the pressures and vulnerabilities of the consolidated city from two perspectives: technical and social. Some design and pragmatic experiences conducted by the author in his teaching and research experience first at the Department of Urbanism of TUDelft in the Netherlands and currently at the PDTA Department of La Sapienza University of Rome will be introduced and analyzed. In the first research activity, whose case study is Rotterdam, all urban vulnerabilities related to climate change will be analyzed while in the second one, conducted in Viterbo, the vulnerability related to the hull of social inclusion, poor accessibility and psycho-social stress that plague our established cities will be treated. The two areas of study, different in size and spatial governance tools, are comparable because they allow deciphering the city's risks through lines of intervention that could serve as best practices and serve the urban planning disciplinary update also allowing to define a reflection on morphology and fabrics and on the shape of the city itself. Both teaching and research activities in which the author is involved allow the topic of urban vulnerability to be addressed with a broad exploratory scope that, in the final stage, hypothesizes design intervention on the neighborhood scale, identified as the most appropriate to provide plausible climate and social adaptation and mitigation responses.


vulnerability; climate change; accessibility


Arts and Humanities, Architecture

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