Cities levels of consciousness :Design the new city of Biella 2050 with tackling society as a climate urbanism case , Northern Italy.

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Biella city is a complex territory which has been considered as the cradle of industrial revolution in Italy , inherited urban and social values which promoted the city now to defined as a creative city mainly with the luxury wool fabrics in northern Italy, Piedmont region. The whole socio-cultural – economic world has already affected on the way that our cities perform not just the environment, we have to go forward from sustainable urbanism to climate urbanism to achieve the livable societies . This shift is characterized by new policies , programs aimed to , considering climate alterations as a present condition instead of future hazard and seeking to the actual implications on five main approaches on the case study of Biella (mainly on Society , then built environment , Natural environment , Economy and mobility ) , started BY mapping the climate change effects through this approaches secondly to tackling climate change through a systemic approach developing comprehensive spatial and infrastructure response with the aim of evolving mew models of living together instead of protecting the actual societal and economical conditions , finally to promoting the horizontal metropolis as a proper site of climate action instead of running local policies based on centers – peripheries narratives! The Levels of consciousness represents in three different layers , The conscious level consists of all the things we are aware of, including things we know about ourselves and our surroundings. The pre-conscious consists of things we could pay conscious attention to if we so desired and is where many memories are stored for easy retrieval. Freud saw the pre-conscious as composed of thoughts that are unconscious at the moment in question, but that are not repressed and are therefore available for recall and easily capable of becoming conscious. The unconscious level consists of things that are outside of conscious awareness, including many memories, thoughts, and urges of which we are not aware. Much of what is stored in the unconscious is thought to be unpleasant or conflicting; for example, sexual impulses that are deemed unacceptable. While these elements are stored out of our awareness, they are nevertheless thought to influence our behavior. Inspired by freud’s three levels of consciousness, and through a dense interviews with different stakeholders and representatives of the public , private and third sector, the project moved forward to the real needs by verification the formal and informal different responses in collaboration with climate change responsd of the whole territory. The project was developed to extract the targeted meanings which affected the current context to create the image of the future. The final interventions was highlighted to achieve (well-being society ) to passing from welfare to well-being as a very different concept since the works on individual and collective engagement and commitment ,to develop a (well-being) spaces , buildings , livable built environment on the city mainly by listing to the people , which serve different communities and help them to interact and sympathize , also to have a role in activating the democratic and participatory meanings . By connecting the urban nodes and achieving livable spaces and thriving public spaces for all society layers such as playful learning spaces for , children, active areas for adults , interaction areas for elderlies ,helping to create a resistant society against the hazards , focusing on heritage place , smart culture, tourism places , urban connectivity places, .. etc, taking in consideration the required SDGs of the city as a territory of wool and set recommendations for collaborative and deliberative modes of environment governance.
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7: Shaping Liveable Places
MSc. candidate
Politechnico di Torino
MSc. candidate
politechnico di Torino
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