The editor Archt. Eng. Caterina Pietra intends to describe some theoretical and practical issues concerning two relevant aspects of the urban and design contemporary context. They are, specifically, urban regeneration and industrial heritage conservation. With specific reference to Shanghai framework, after a period of fast growing of industry and production, this megacity is looking toward a constant and effective improvement of quality of life for both citizens and city users. Therefore, ?urban regeneration' is one of the key words that is strictly connected with: community identity, environmental quality, resilience, prevention of long or short term risks to human health. The book discusses about conceptual and methodological aspects in the first four chapters, while the following ones regard applications and case studies aiming to compare different approaches and results.ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Architect, Engineer. In June 2018, she got Double Master Degree in Building Engineering and Architecture at University of Pavia and in Architecture at Tongji University of Shanghai, with the thesis "Heritage Conservation and Urban Regeneration: New Challenges in Industrial Context along the East Bund of Shanghai"; supervisors Professor Roberto De Lotto and Professor Zhang Peng. Since October 2018, she has started to collaborate with UPLab ? Urban Project Laboratory, at University of Pavia, as PhD Candidate in Building Engineering and Architecture, XXXIV cycle, Program in Design, Modeling and Simulation in Engineering.