Dross City


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SpecificationsISBN: 978-8-899854-19-5 Binding: Soft Bound Pages: 334 pp Publication Date: Spring 2021 Size: 6.3” x 9.05” Portrait World Rights: Available

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This book is almost a manual of “refusal landscapes,” within the Italian context framed through an international approach, inside the multiplicity of the dross spaces of refusal, to extend and clarify the concept of abandoned spaces, beyond Alan Berger’s approach. Projects and research are used to engage and interpret the current and future city, in its geographical structure, infrastructures and forms of settlement, and towards a new urban metabolism.

This book recycles strategies and multi-scalar design approaches, multiple design actions in different contextual life cycles—physical, social, economic—processes and programs, alternative scenarios and unpredictable paths of the Hyper-Cycle and Drosscapes.

Carlo Gasparrini, architect and urbanist, is professor of urbanism at the University of Naples Federico II. He is designer of urban, territorial, and landscape plans and projects, among which the Masterplan for the eastern area of Naples, the Vesuvius National Park Plan, the city plan and the strategic projects of Rome. He has published numerous researches, monographs and essays on the contemporary city and the themes of landscape and ecological regeneration. He belongs to scientific and directive boards of international magazines among which are Monograph, Urbanistica, Crios, PianoProgettoCittà.

Anna Terracciano holds a PhD in Urbanism and Urban Planning and works as an architect and is Research Fellow at the University of Naples Federico II, where she coordinated the Re-cycle Italy PRIN Research Program. Her work is focused on sustainable ecologic urban planning and visioning and has published numerous essays on this subject.




Soft Bound


334 pp

Publication date

Spring 2021


6.3” x 9.05” Portrait

World rights