Effects of climate change and natural hazards on cultural heritage and remediation



April 20, 2022

Project types:

  1. HORIZON-RIA HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions

Title: New design solutions for climate change and the post pandemic city (draft title)
From the metropolis to sustainable small-towns

Acronym: NDSCCPP (draft)

Climate change and the pandemic were the focus of the G20 in Rome and the COP26 in Glasgow meetings, and there is indeed a widely diffused idea that the governments are not at all fulfilling the urgent needs of our times. We believe that it is necessary and urgent to redefine the development model in the light of a new territorial cycle and morphological period that is about to start. How will this affect the built environment, what are the building types, aggregation principles, urban models and building technologies that will help us in mitigating the impacts of this new phase ?
Within the different hypothesis we are proposing a new role, as an alternative to the metropolis for the small historical towns in the post pandemic phase of urban design and planning.

The research aims to evaluate this option by partnering with Universities, Local authorities, SMEs and professional associations in different EU and non EU countries in order to implement a selection of case studies (small towns with less than 5000 inhabitants) where to experiment new design solutions for climate change and the post pandemic city and verify if they are able to mitigate the effects of the incoming new territorial cycle.