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Park and Garden Planning
The theme of park and garden planning is a topic that catches the general public’s attention these days for at least two reasons: the first is the corrective function regarding the lack of environmental balance in modern cities; the second is a cultural change in the public’s perception; people refuse the reduction of the environment to a purely abstract, geometrical space, recipient of human activities and functions.
The increasingly frequent ecologicaI disasters have brought the artificial world’s centrality into question, putting it up for debate against the natural, living world.
The attention focused on living and non-living interactions has necessarily changed the conscious perception of space showing it as a field of continuous transformations of material and energy, where the space used becomes inseparable from the quality of the materials and the energy flowing through it.
The quantitative, functional satisfaction of city-planning and building standards of the old regulatory plans must be transformed in environmental and ecological satisfaction not only of the quantitative type but even qualitative (perceptive and fruitive).
The time of imprudent building projects is over. The objective is that of a harmonious, agreed upon, shareable development, respectful of the surrounding autonomy, flexible and malleable for the purpose of creating a high quality habitat.
Park and garden maintenance
The first step to take in order to rationally approach the management of city parks and gardens is to carry out a green census.
The activities necessary to the performance of the census are the following:
  • determine the position, species and dimensions of every tree;
  • investigate to determine the phytosanitary criticalities and the maintenance needs;
  • determine necessary tree felling.
The investigation method is the Visual Tree Assessment and in examines mechanical and biological factors of the tree.
The areas of investigation follow:
  • analysis of the roots;
  • analysis of the neck of the tree;
  • analysis of the crown;
  • analysis of the trunk.
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Teaching gardens for Dolce Acqua
"Dolce acqua" is an idea, the idea of a shelter home for children and young, unmarried mothers in a countryside house.
A place where one can find help and at the same time new stimuli.
The teaching garden is the means for connecting the shelter home to the larger community. It is positive for those living in the house to find positive motivations in life, as well as for those visiting the garden: (students) to come into contact with the rural environment and natural vegetation; (parents and children) to interact with one another through games and laboratories and stimulate new acquaintances between individuals and families.
The garden develops the environmental theme related to the recent regional experiences in “protected areas for wild flora and fauna” and the “teaching gardens” as well as the theme of identity through the relationship between humans and the environment and relationships between individuals from different cultures and generations.
The purpose of this project is to create a “space” where environmental projects can be developed, favoring occasions for meeting up and spending time together, connecting back to the theme of solidarity.
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