The indications of two Italian cases and the study of a new model of action-oriented analysis.
This research project had the goal of studying the relationship between spatial configuration, pedestrian movement and safety in five urban areas, belonging to two major cities of Northern Italy: Turin and Genoa.
The aim was looking for clues about the strength of the indicators resulting from Space Syntax Analysis, finally getting to an outline of a possible multi-dimensional model of analysis on the issue of urban security that includes spatial configuration among its main factors.
The model was then compared with other models taken from the main lines of thought regarding urban security, in order to assess its performance. The application of our multidimensional model of analysis led to the identification of common traits between different case studies that have allowed us to draw more general conclusions about the risk factors relevant to urban security. In other words, we identified different categories of urban space related to specific security issues and, consequently, we empirically determined the problems starting from which decision makers could formulate better security policies.
This project was supported by the PUCA (Plan Urbanisme Construction Architecture).
Turin and Genoa (Italy)
Università IUAV di Venezia
Sezione di Statistica del Dipartimento di Economia e Metodi Quantitativi, Università di Genova
TURIN – LINGOTTO area
TURIN – PORTA PALAZZO/QUADRILATERO area
GENOA – FIUMARA area
Results presentation in Genoa