This paper aims to propose a reflection on how the city of Rome is reacting to the social and urban consequences caused by the pandemic situation. Starting from the analysis of urban densification and hyper-densification –and their correlations with globalism– the paper also intends to underline a broader phenomenon linked to the progressive “abandonment” of large cities. In fact, the pandemic phenomenon risks catalyzing two trends currently at an embryonic stage in Italy, generating a scenario with uncertain consequences: on the one hand, the loss of urban attractiveness could suggest a progressive “abandonment” of large cities; on the other hand, cities may have to deal with the need to stop sprawl phenomena and promote greater densification of the urban perimeter. Furthermore, the pandemic is showing how, at the base of the emergency, there is a problem of spaces and that beyond the social distancing, which will end as the contagion began, it will be the architect’s task to help the community to overcome the memory of the trauma experienced, leading to a greater awareness of taking care of spaces and urban metabolism.

Post covid Rome: “Being in the world” and urban metabolism. Post covid Roma: “Ser-en el mundo” y metabolismo urbano / Falsetti, Marco; Ciotoli, Pina. - In: REVISTA EIDOS. - ISSN 1390-5007. - 20(2022), pp. 3-12.

Post covid Rome: “Being in the world” and urban metabolism. Post covid Roma: “Ser-en el mundo” y metabolismo urbano

Falsetti Marco
;
Ciotoli Pina
2022

Abstract

This paper aims to propose a reflection on how the city of Rome is reacting to the social and urban consequences caused by the pandemic situation. Starting from the analysis of urban densification and hyper-densification –and their correlations with globalism– the paper also intends to underline a broader phenomenon linked to the progressive “abandonment” of large cities. In fact, the pandemic phenomenon risks catalyzing two trends currently at an embryonic stage in Italy, generating a scenario with uncertain consequences: on the one hand, the loss of urban attractiveness could suggest a progressive “abandonment” of large cities; on the other hand, cities may have to deal with the need to stop sprawl phenomena and promote greater densification of the urban perimeter. Furthermore, the pandemic is showing how, at the base of the emergency, there is a problem of spaces and that beyond the social distancing, which will end as the contagion began, it will be the architect’s task to help the community to overcome the memory of the trauma experienced, leading to a greater awareness of taking care of spaces and urban metabolism.
2022
Este trabajo pretende proponer una reflexión sobre cómo está reaccionando la ciudad de Roma ante las consecuencias sociales y urbanas provocadas por la situación de pandemia. Partiendo del análisis de la densificación y la hiperdensificación urbanas -y de sus correlaciones con el globalismo-, el documento pretende también subrayar un fenómeno más amplio vinculado al progresivo “abandono” de las grandes ciudades. De hecho, el fenómeno de la pandemia corre el riesgo de catalizar dos tendencias actualmente en fase embrionaria en Italia, generando un escenario de consecuencias inciertas: por un lado, la pérdida de atractivo urbano podría sugerir un progresivo “abandono” de las grandes ciudades; por otro, las ciudades podrían tener que enfrentarse a la necesidad de frenar los fenómenos de dispersión y promover una mayor densificación del perímetro urbano. Además, la pandemia está mostrando cómo, en la base de la emergencia, hay un problema de espacios y que más allá del distanciamiento social, que acabará como empezó el contagio, será tarea del arquitecto ayudar a la comunidad a superar la memoria del trauma vivido, lo que llevará a una mayor conciencia de cuidado de los espacios y del metabolismo urbano.
landscape; metabolism; over-tourism; post-Covid; Rome; urban organism
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Post covid Rome: “Being in the world” and urban metabolism. Post covid Roma: “Ser-en el mundo” y metabolismo urbano / Falsetti, Marco; Ciotoli, Pina. - In: REVISTA EIDOS. - ISSN 1390-5007. - 20(2022), pp. 3-12.
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