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In Palazzo della Ragione the 5° edition of the exhibition will be not  focused on the projects and works of an internationally renowned architect, but on the theme of sustainable urban regeneration in order to promote strategies for urban and metropolitan-wide actions, targeted to rehabilitate degraded areas for construction issues, urban planning, social and environmental issues.

The architects Michele De Lucchi -AMDL-, Andrea Boschetti and Alberto Francini -METROGRAMMA-, will set up the exposition of national and international experiences in urban renewal and redevelopment, focusing mainly on three levels:
- the challenges of the contemporary world and its ways of living, working, living, the ethnic diversity
- sustainability through the use of new technologies, environmentally friendly and to ensure the saving of resources
- the integration and continuity with the existing urban fabric, the history of places and events local identity.

The exhibition will be accompanied by lectures and  discussions with architects, planners, lawyers, experts in urban sociology, directors of major national and international cities being virtuous to explore innovative interventions in an interdisciplinary way, the criteria for the applicability of an integrated approach to urban rehabilitation. 

Scientific Commitee:
Andrea Boschetti architect, Giovanni Furlan architect, Giuseppe Cappochin architect, Giuseppe Longhi professor, Leopoldo Freyrie architect, Michele De Lucchi architect.
Designers of the Exhibition
Andrea Boschetti and Alberto Francini -METROGRAMMA,
Michele De Lucchi -AMDL

Regenarting a city does not mean acting solely on the aesthtetic aspect of the urban landscape, but using architecture as an indication of a more profound, radical change able to put man back at the centre of all the thinking. It is important to remember that design must interpret the way in which people move and relate to one another and the spaces thay inhabit.

Regenerating means continuing to change the land, working mainly in the spaces between things and giving a sense of belonging to the principle of collective space. The space between things is the engine of every quality regenarating process, because it is only element in which the certainties or tomorreow can be placed.

Sustainbility, like the technological progress, draws its essence and reason for begin from the ethics of objects and respect for places.
The "ecological" dimension of cities, or understanding hpw the best and qualitatively inhabit the places and regions, must  increasingly become the foundation of every planning action.

If our cities as a permanent dwelling model have come to the and of a cycle, architecture has the duty to realise and take care of it, taking charge of interpreting new ways of being city, and thus community.

The exhibition or works on urban regeneration takes on even more significance in a place that, not only among the experts but also in the imagination of the peaple, represents the city itself and its life. The hall contains the display of a city that does net yet exist and indicates the diraction to follow, in a programme where social partecipation, as an awareness and sharing of a solutions takes on a very important role.
A dream of quality towards which to draw reality and tranform it into culture.

"taken from an written by Andrea Boschetti and Michele De Lucchi"