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Urbanistica Cover n.134/2007

Vulnerability analysis in the historic centre of Salò

territorio, territory, rischio sismico, seismic risk,
vulnerabilità, centro storico, vulnerability,
historic centre, salò, environment

Scira Menoni

The Salò historic centre seismic vulnerability assessment was carried out in the context of an Italian national project to apply a general methodology developed by a multidisciplinary group of experts. Two fundamental concepts guided the latter: on the one hand the need to assess carefully the seismic response of traditional buildings representing an important testimony of the past while being potentially vulnerable to ground shaking; on the other, the idea that historic centres are not made only by monuments but also by places, open spaces, roads, ordinary buildings, and by the relationship between places and people.

This article appears in issue 134 of Urbanistica (pag. 23).