Coastal floods in the Mediterranean. Trasformation strategies for resilient cities


  • Carmela Mariano 'Sapienza' University of Roma
  • Marsia Marino 'Sapienza' University of Roma



climate change, sea-level rise, adaptation strategies, urban resilience, ecological functionality


The IPCC 2018 report represents the current state of knowledge on climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. One of the most direct consequences of these changes is represented by the raising of the sea-level, the topic on which the contribution lingers, highlighting how, to date, there is no declination, at the local planning level, of the content addresses in the sectoral tools responsible for managing the phenomenon. The contribution, starting from the results of a recent ENEA research, explores the territorial context of the Mediterranean, specifically the Italian area, to bring out some methodological and operational suggestions for the elaboration of some possible strategies for transforming urban contexts affected by flooding.


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Author Biographies

Carmela Mariano, 'Sapienza' University of Roma

Associate Professor in Urban Planning at the Department of Pianificazione, Design e Tecnologia dell’Architettura (PDTA). She is the President of the CdLm in ‘Architettura – Rigenerazione Urbana’, and a Member of the Academic Board of the PhD Program ‘Pianificazione, Design e Tecnologia dell’Architettura’ – PDTA Department.

Marsia Marino, 'Sapienza' University of Roma

Architect, she is a PhD student in ‘Pianificazione, Design e Tecnologia dell’Architettura’ at the PDTA Department. She is carrying out research on the management of coastal cities subjected to flooding due to sea-level rise.


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How to Cite

Mariano, C. and Marino, M. (2019) “Coastal floods in the Mediterranean. Trasformation strategies for resilient cities”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 6(online), pp. 104–113. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/6102019.



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