URBAN TRANSITION: Creating resilient corridors (Bologna)

Codice progetto: TSS2018A_514-CATITA_A

Programma: Climate KIC Catapult programme 2018

Call: Climate KIC Catapult programme 2018

Developed under the umbrella of the Urban Transition Theme and financed by EIT under the Climate KIC Catapult programme, the project is focused on defining effective solutions in the framework of the Resilient Corridor to be developed from the Bologna city center along the north-east direction culminating in the Pilastro neighbourhood, a dense populated residential complex. Largely developed under the social housing umbrella with limited community services and commercial activities the neighbourhood has been at the core of several renovation initiatives. Among them, the City of Bologna has planned some investments to promote economic growth and sustainable regeneration benefitting of the site proximity to CAAB and FICO pole of excellence in the agro-food sectors.

The project follows the typical Climate KIC research environment mixing academic research methodology with market oriented solutions. The main outcome of the programme is the delivery of an international summer school involving both PhDs and professionals from cross-related disciplines and creating tailored solution within the proposed real-life city challenges. During the programme, participants applied collaborative, multi-perspective, cross-disciplinary approaches to design unconventional and creative ideas and solutions, in order to boost effective actions in the urban context closely cooperating with international experts, researchers of the University of Bologna, Municipality and Districts representatives, local stakeholders and citizens associations.

Durata del progetto

01.2018 – 12.2018

Responsabile scientifico per il Dipartimento 

Jacopo GASPARI (Dipartimento di Architettura DA)


Dipartimento di Architettura DA (Jacopo GASPARI)


University of Bologna – Department of Architecture

City of Bologna

Foundation for Urban Innovation


Budget totale: Eur 73.341

Budget DA: Eur 50.534

Docenti e ricercatori collegati al progetto

Andrea BOERI


Danila LONGO

Valentina ORIOLI

Annalisa TRENTIN

Settore ERC del progetto

SH3 Environment, Space and Population

PE8 Products and Processes Engineering