Reconstruction Plans with Principles of Sustainability: A Case Study

Marianna Rotilio, Chiara Marchionni, Pierluigi De Berardinis


The earthquake that 6 April, 2009, that struck the
Abruzzo Region has aggravated the previous state of
deterioration and abandonment of its internal small towns,
determining inevitable negative territorial, urban and social
structural changes.
These minor centres represent the region's social and cultural
heritage, thanks to the presence of historical, environmental,
spatial, ... values, so their loss would be a loss for the society as a
In a territory where the wealth of historical, architectural and
cultural heritage is clearly recognized, reconstruct can also mean
to propose sustainable solutions of energy efficiency.
The Commissioner who had the task of managing the post
seismic reconstruction of historical centres, STM, or Technical
Structure of Mission, has established guidelines to project the socalled
"Reconstruction Plan". But in these plans there is no
attenction to the environmental sustainable aspects so the
research activity wanted to understand how operate in these
centres to develop solutions able to improve, non only the seismic
resistant but also the energy efficiency and the exploitation of the
renewable energy.


Sustainability, Reconstruction Plan, Minor centre.

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