Workshop Materials

Programma Innovativo Nazionale per la Qualità dell'Abitare (PINQuA) - National Innovative Quality of Living Programme

The area included in the PINQuA programme for the historic centre of Genoa is the one included in the Central East Municipality I and encompasses the Urban Planning Units of Prè, Maddalena, and Molo, and, to a lesser extent, San Nicola. The proposal involves the implementation of 19 interventions aimed at improving urban greenery, public spaces, and accessible, safe routes. These interventions are designed to enhance and expand public spaces, green areas, and pedestrian pathways for the benefit of citizens.

Aligned with the objectives of the 2030 Agenda, these projects will transform the existing context to improve the quality of life and safety within the entire pilot area. Additionally, the interventions aim to reconnect the medieval fabric with the nineteenth-century city, restoring forgotten public spaces to the inhabitants and users, and increasing the currently limited greenery in the historic "heart" of the city.

The proposals focus on making public spaces more accessible, safe, and well-equipped, promoting a vision of high-quality, accessible living. It also seeks to regenerate existing cultural spaces to serve the housing, logistics, and tourism sectors in the area.

A key aspect of the interventions is to address social housing: increasing and improving the availability of social residential housing, enhancing the housing mix, and designing new residential areas with services dedicated to housing. This will be achieved through widespread improvements to public residential buildings and the development of places or spaces dedicated to initiatives and social services that support the housing community.

Download the INVEST IN GENOA 4.0.

Centro storico. Problemi e prospettive. Genova

copertina libro Centro storico. Problemi e prospettive. Genova ANCSA

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The book describes the fortunes of the historic centre and traces the events that have renewed and requalified it through the restoration, recovery, and reinterpretation of individual elements, complexes, and ancient aspects. Moreover, it questions the present conditions and addresses crucial issues to continue (or rather resume) a process that today appears slowed down and at times contradictory. 

The book is written in Italian, but contains useful pictures and maps for workshop participants. 

Roberto Bobbio, Stefano Francesco Musso (2020). Centro storico. Problemi e prospettive. Genova. ANCSA, Gubbio.

A Walk Through the Historic Centre of Genoa

copertina mappa Genova

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Last update 18 June 2024