Tool Up [TU]: A multidisciplinary protocol for urban regeneration
The research refers to the development of a multidisciplinary protocol to promote urban regeneration through actions to improve equity in health and wellbeing of the inhabitants of marginalized parts of a city through joint work on urban planning, architecture and health. The multidisciplinary research group focuses on the quality of living and investigates the strategical environmental actions as the articulation of networks and hubs, the regeneration through zero ground consumption, the environmental and energetic control of the urban metabolism - also managed with ICT for the efficient ecosystems, the global health approach, the enhancement of local resources and energies as community assets and the development of community businesses, the incentive of participatory processes and the introduction of green public procurement. The aim is to structure a tool to intervene on material and immaterial characters, which respond to a logic open to variation and adaptation on local scale, based on an evolutionary concept and widespread on large scale through distributed Cultural, Social, Health, Wellbeing. In that context, tools such as eco-innovation, urban health, green public procurement and financing 'typical of the green economy' will play a crucial role, setting into motion implemented measures at various levels and scale of urban regeneration as: intermediate places, urban agencies, living labs, innovation centers and community hubs, and grassroots activism against the urban segregation chains and tools to regenerate urban areas. For this reason we propose the operative protocol [TU] Tool Up which adopts a multidisciplinary approach methodology useful to investigate the relationships between environment, urban planning, architecture, technology, social vulnerability and health where urban regeneration is also a compelling key to activate durable forms of local resistance against the economic depression, the urban segregation or the degradation of urban areas.