Envisaging L'Aquila
edited by Alessandro Coppola

Delta Landscape 2100

by Maria Chiara Tosi, Enrico Anguillari, Emanuela Bonini Lessing and Marco Ranzato

ISBN 978-88-904295-7-6 – € 15


Delta Landscape 2100 is the third book of a series, including Delta Landscapes. Building Scenarios within Fragile Territories (2010) and Delta Landscapes. Geographies, Scenarios, Identities (2011).

What will the Po river delta region look like in 2100? Envisioning such a scenario is the key endeavor of this volume. As with many other deltaic territories, the Po delta is a fragile region, with both social paradoxes and ecological dilemmas. Delta Landscape 2100 argues that today, at the beginning of the 21st century, imagining the fate of similar territories, affected by the drastic phenomena of ongoing climate change, is of the utmost importance.

Collecting a range of empirical inquiries and theoretical reflections, Delta Landscape 2100 provides an attempt at interpreting such a complex territory, which culminates in two visions for the future of the Po river delta region. The ensuing design project aims to become a reference for
other fragile territories around the world.

Delta Landscape 2100 gathers reflections and design proposals developed by an international research team based at the University IUAV of Venice, the University of Sheffield, the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and the Ion Mincu University of Bucharest, with Latitude – Platform for Urban Research and Design. The team has worked intensively with local institutions, organizations and citizens.


Table of Contents

Po Delta 2100

People and Identity
___The perception of territory

___Accommodating environmental pressures
___Adapting boundaries
___Adapting the cultural landscape
___Counteracting environmental pressures
___Counteracting through defensive systems
___Counteracting to support settlements

What’s next?


About the Authors. Maria Chiara Tosi is professor of Urban Design at the University IUAV of Venice. Enrico Anguillari is Ph.D. in Urban Design, and teaches at the University of Camerino/SAD. Emanuela Bonini Lessing, Ph.D. in Design Sciences, teaches at the University IUAV of Venice. Marco Ranzato, Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, is teaching assistant at the University IUAV of Venice.

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