The study’s intent is to report on several recent episodes that have altered the appearance of Enna’s historical urban centre, in the heart of Sicily. The city has always suffered from the criticality linked to the consistence of its territory. The northern side especially has been recently threatened by various landslides. For example, in November 2015, a landslide caused the collapse of a section of Viale Paolo and Caterina Savoca, a scenic route that runs just before the historic centre and is the subject of the current study. A successful collaboration between the Municipality of Enna and Kore University of Enna was encouraged by the pressing need for a project aimed at the reconstruction of the collapsed section of the road and that would, more in general, see to ensuring the safety of the entire roadway. For this reason, the University made available from its Engineering Laboratory all of the specific competencies and instrumentation for the project. This type of interdisciplinary collaboration provided for the introduction of a geophysical investigation campaign and of three-dimensional morphometric surveys along the surface of the collapse and surrounding areas, as well as the extension of this survey to other bordering areas thought to be potentially at risk. Drawing has taken on a fundamental role within this active collaboration as it is a unique instrument of ‘interdisciplinary cooperation’ which allows all key players to coordinate their efforts in ensuring safety and protection.

Recovering an urban centre: the case of Enna from scars to open wounds

LIUZZO, MARIANGELA;FLORIANO, LAURA;GIULIANO, SEBASTIANO;SAVARINO, SALVATORE
2016

Abstract

The study’s intent is to report on several recent episodes that have altered the appearance of Enna’s historical urban centre, in the heart of Sicily. The city has always suffered from the criticality linked to the consistence of its territory. The northern side especially has been recently threatened by various landslides. For example, in November 2015, a landslide caused the collapse of a section of Viale Paolo and Caterina Savoca, a scenic route that runs just before the historic centre and is the subject of the current study. A successful collaboration between the Municipality of Enna and Kore University of Enna was encouraged by the pressing need for a project aimed at the reconstruction of the collapsed section of the road and that would, more in general, see to ensuring the safety of the entire roadway. For this reason, the University made available from its Engineering Laboratory all of the specific competencies and instrumentation for the project. This type of interdisciplinary collaboration provided for the introduction of a geophysical investigation campaign and of three-dimensional morphometric surveys along the surface of the collapse and surrounding areas, as well as the extension of this survey to other bordering areas thought to be potentially at risk. Drawing has taken on a fundamental role within this active collaboration as it is a unique instrument of ‘interdisciplinary cooperation’ which allows all key players to coordinate their efforts in ensuring safety and protection.
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