Stan, Angelica, 2014, The landscape of the urban peripheries- an alternative therapy, in: Crăciun, C., Bostenaru Dan, M. (ed.), ‘Planning and Designing Sustainable and Resilient Landscapes’, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
- Author : Stan, Angelica
- Year : 2014
- English Title : The landscape of the urban peripheries- an alternative therapy
- Published in Book : Planning and Designing Sustainable and Resilient Landscapes
- Abstract in English : The landscape approach of peripheries moves the accent on the need to understand the general health of the city and to treat its peripheral territories through an alternative method then the classic regulatory planning methods.
The paper argues by appealing to principles of homeopathic medicine, advancing the concept of “urbanopatie”, but not before underscores the importance of exploring and recognizing the suffering of peripheral landscape, as a pre-diagnosis stage.
Landscape urban peripheries are crystallized by synthesis of public needs, individual initiatives, everyday practices, legal/illegal effects (direct or indirect), aspirations and cultural background. But this landscape is first an atmosphere that impresses negative, an amalgam that makes it being the source of a strong ambiguity. Re-learning to see these ambiguous marginal urban territories is a necessary step for understanding them, able to highlight their vulnerability, which is not only theirs, but of the whole City.
- Outline in English : Introduction
Exploring the landscape peripheries
Re-learning to see the periphery
The diseases of urban peripheries
Urban peripheries health assessment: an alternative approach through Landscape