Building Resilience in rural areas ALICE PALAZZO
Author: PhD researcher Alice Palazzo
Today’s world is going to face a wide spectrum of changes. Since the status of crisis is increasing in many countries, governments are recognizing multiple aspects of the problems they need to face, starting from the financial market crash, to the environmental degradation. Even if rural areas have always been a good example of simultaneous coexistence of natural ecosystems and economic and cultural functions, they often present the worst condition of decline in all of these sectors. It is obvious that a strategy for facing these changes is needed, but still referring to landscape only is not enough, given the complex character of the rural areas. Starting from the definition of rural resilience, this paper further focuses on this concept, by exploring the role of vernacular architecture as part of the sustainable development process of a distinctive contexts.
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