In keeping with the objectives of Next Generation EU, the research deals with the issue of recovering and regenerating urban peripheries, and in particular, the large Affordable and Public Construction neighbourhoods built from the `70s to the `90s in the suburbs of major European cities. These urban areas constitute a vast and highly degraded public real estate asset and are the metropolitan neighbourhoods that suffered more from the pandemic, and that will be more affected by the economic and environmental crisis. The research aims to define replicable intervention strategies, protocols, and sustainability indexes that might contribute to restoring a positive identity to these areas. In specific terms, the following is proposed:
 to identify the features of contemporary and post-pandemic living through an in-depth survey of the housing stock, an analysis of the inhabitants' practical needs, and a review of the more innovative regeneration strategies implemented in similar community settings.
 to define and experiment with a methodology to assess urban regeneration interventions through the construction of summary indicators of complex phenomena that correlate urban dynamics and environmental, natural, architectural, energy, and social aspects.
 to verify the Italian regulations underpinning the regeneration interventions, with a view to proposing amendments that might allow them to be aligned with the more evolved models of recovery adopted at the European level.
The results, produced through a systemic methodology, shall be presented in a catalogue of initiatives suitable for immediate application, contributing to the drafting of a project with international partners in response to one of the Horizon EU 2021 -2027 calls concerning inclusive society. On the national level, the results shall provide support materials for the development of strategic and project planning by public and private entities undertaking initiatives to regenerate urban suburbs.