Quality of Life in Fringe Areas: The Place of Social and Urban Design

Author/s Fabio Converti, Morte Piera Della
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2010/97-98
Language Italian Pages 13 P. 35-47 File size 280 KB
DOI 10.3280/ASUR2010-097004
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The paper deals with the issue about the suburban fringe areas, highlighting the genesis, the causes, its main features, and the collective negative impact which processes of urban sprawl can cause. Then the paper investigates the issue of quality of life and social relations within peripheral settlements and proposing possible solutions to improve the quality of social networks and relationships through urban design.

Keywords: Urban sprawl, fringe areas, quality of life, social capital, urban economy, urban design

Fabio Converti, Morte Piera Della, La qualità della vita nelle aree di margine: il luogo del progetto urbano e sociale in "ARCHIVIO DI STUDI URBANI E REGIONALI" 97-98/2010, pp 35-47, DOI: 10.3280/ASUR2010-097004