Urban regeneration. Benefits of nature-based solutions


  • Katia Perini University of Genova (Italy)
  • Francesca Mosca University of Genova (Italy)
  • Andrea Giachetta University of Genova (Italy)




nature-based solutions, urban regeneration, well-being, heat island, resilience


Today’s urban environment features several critical issues related to what in Italy is called ‘cementification’: among the main ones, the phenomenon of heat islands, the cause of several problems related to citizens’ health, especially for the weaker population groups such as children and elderly people. This paper presents the results of a research focused on identifying a combination of nature-based solutions, offering good benefits both from the point of view of improving microclimate comfort and from the point of view of psychological comfort for the people who will use the regenerated areas.


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Author Biographies

Katia Perini, University of Genova (Italy)

She is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Architecture and Design Department, with research interests in nature-based solutions and integration of green in architecture.
E-mail: katia.perini@unige.it

Francesca Mosca, University of Genova (Italy)

Architect and Research Fellow at the Department of Architecture and Design. She is interested in the environmental sustainability of architectural design, nature-based solutions and interaction between man and natural elements in urban regeneration interventions.
E-mail: moscafrancesca2@gmail.com

Andrea Giachetta, University of Genova (Italy)

He is an Associate Professor of Technology of Architecture at the Architecture and Design Department; he is involved in research in the field of sustainable technologies for architecture.
E-mail: andrea.giachetta@unige.it


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Plans of the current state and intervention scenarios with the introduction of trees and wooden canopies with climbing vegetation for points A, B, C (credit: F. Mosca, 2021). AGATHÓN 09 | 2021




How to Cite

Perini, K., Mosca, F. and Giachetta, A. (2021) “Urban regeneration. Benefits of nature-based solutions”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 9(online), pp. 166–173. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/9162021.



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