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Urbanistica Cover 132

Rural landscapes and ecological networks in the urban context

periphery, parco, periferia, campania, napoli, park,
campagna, aree periurbane, urban countryside,
periurban agricultural land, projects

Agostino Di Lorenzo

The fundamental issue on which this reflection is based is the relationships, within the city, between built-up spaces and peri-urban or urban agricultural spaces. It is from this standpoint that the city must accept the responsibility of safeguarding the countryside so as the natural values inherent to agricultural activities and must allow the citizens to regain a feeling of belonging to a community. The territorial project of the Hills of Naples Metropolitan Park is an example of progress in this direction.

This article appears in issue 132 of Urbanistica (pag. 40).