Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

THE LANDSCAPE OF THE AMALFI COAST: AN ENDANGERED PARADISE

Authors 

Giorgia De Pasquale, Lorenzo Nofroni, Serena Savelli

Keywords: 

terraced landscape; Amalfi; agriculture; rural spaces; Mediterranean architecture.

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Abstract

Amalfi’s landscape – a piece of those “sumptuous hanging gardens” which, according to Salvatore Quasimodo, “every man seeks constantly after the perfect places of childhood”- is formed by the juxtaposition of terraced agricultural patches overlooking the sea, and superimposed in an urban micro plot of small hamlets and scattered houses. This precious mosaic of cultivated areas by the sea has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997 for its “landscape richness, the result of both human intervention and the benevolent hand of nature, which makes it also a place full of charm where sea and mountains, passing through the wide open spaces for cultivation, merge in perfect harmony”.
The crucial role of traditional agriculture, now in deep crisis, in the vital preservation of this landscape is therefore evident. This contribution describes the territory of the municipality of Amalfi and reports data from an historical and visual analysis, linked with a diachronic G.I.S. analysis of land use variations between 1950 and 2010, in order to assess the integrity and vulnerability of this endangered landscape.

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SMC Special Issue N.05 2021

SMC MAGAZINE SPECIAL ISSUE N. FIVE/2021

WHOLE BOOK

001_COVER AND INDEX

003_Notes on Landscape at risk and post-pandemic implications
Marialuce Stanganelli, Carlo Gerundo

006_BOARDS AND INFORMATION

SECTION 1 – LANDSCAPE AT ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE CHANGE RISK

007_Emergency management and urban planning: policies and actions for the Vesuvian coastal area
Marialuce Stanganelli, Carlo Gerundo, Maria Perillo, Beatrice Faggiano, Francesco Silvestri, Giovanni Forte, Giacomo Iovane

013_Insights on risk perception: the case of Friuli Venezia Giulia
Giorgia Bressan, Andrea Guaran, Gian Pietro Zaccomer

016_The post-disaster temporary landscape. Reflecting on housing and tourism practices in the crater of central Italy
Sara Cipolletti, Alessandro Gabbianelli

020_The complex thinking to avoid the “reconstruction risk”. A design methodological proposal for Inner Areas
Giovangiuseppe Vannelli

023_Advanced planning for urban landscape enhancement
Roberto De Lotto, Caterina Pietra, Elisabetta Maria Venco

027_Elements of integration of Regional Landscape Planning with Risk Management Planning in Abruzzo
Donato Di Ludovico

032_Small Rivers and Landscape. Nature-based solutions to mitigate flood risk
Malena Magliocchetti, Valentina Adinolfi, Giacomo Viccione, Michele Grimaldi, Isidoro Fasolino

037_Post-communist urban landscape at risk – challenge and innovation
Tana Nicoleta Lascu, Cristina Victoria Ochinciuc

SECTION 2 – LANDSCAPE AT RISK OF ABANDONMENT

041_Re-evaluating the distance: virus as a “great urban planner” in the rediscovery of inner areas at risk of depopulation
Francesca Bruni

044_On the relations between landscape and production. The case study of Rufoli in Salerno
Guglielmo Avallone

051_The landscape of the Amalfi Coast: an endangered paradise
Giorgia De Pasquale, Lorenzo Nofroni, Serena Savelli

055_Social ecology and traditional landscape enhancement. Some issues from a case study in the Gorizia Karst
Alessandra Marin, Alfredo Altobelli

061_Conservation through development: paths of innovation for protected areas
Giovanni Ottaviano

064_Circular economy as ‘catalyst’ for resilience in inner areas
Marco Rossitti, Francesca Torrieri

068_Designing the margins. A strategy for Lioni
Chiara Barbieri, Giovanni Zucchi

073_Landscapes at risk of peripheralization. A methodological framework for risk analysis to support planning strategies
Roberto Gerundo, Alessandra Marra

080_Periurban landscapes, vulnerabilities and potentials for regeneration
Anna Attademo, Maria Gabriella Errico

SECTION 3 – LANDSCAPE AT RISK OF OVEREXPLOITATION AND TOURISM

084_Tourism in the time of COVID-19. A research on the behaviour and travel expectations of Italians
Fabio Corbisiero

089_Collaborative governance for coastal landscape integrated management. The Agro Pontino Coast Contract
Stefano Magaudda, Serena Muccitelli, Carolina Pozzi, Cristina Palazzini

093_Tourism in the Phlegraean Fields. Public perception and framing agenda of territorial public initiatives
Salvatore Monaco, Carmine Urciuoli

096_Environmental Hazard and Resource Use: a comparison Between Volcanic Landscape of Vesuvius and Stromboli
Maurizio Conte, Dora Francese, Giuseppe Vaccaro

101_Archeological resources: a blended landscape with various hazard factors. The case of Bacoli
Luca Buoninconti, Paola De Joanna, Dora Francese

106_LIST OF AUTHORS

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