Architects: Marco Facchinetti, Marco Dellavalle
Category: Urban planning
Date: 2008 – 2012
City: Liscate (MI)
Client: Comune di Liscate (MI)
Tags: Urban Planning, PGT
The plan for Liscate addresses a number of questions arising in similar territorial situations. The presence of the South Milan Agricultural Park as a tool for the preservation of agricultural territory makes it necessary for the municipalities concerned to comply with the park’s territorial plan of coordination. Now somewhat dated, this imposes a vision of planning that is hardly in keeping with the dynamics to which the territory has been subjected. As in many other municipalities, infrastructures constitute a key factor here too, as Liscate is affected by the construction of east bypass, a new motorway link serving the eastern section of the Milanese metropolitan area. At the same time, the presence of the tollgate for access to this new highway system, connected with the redevelopment of the Rivoltana highway, has prompted provisions for a variant to the south, which actually separates the municipal territory from the park. In addition, some provisions for expansion of the territory contained in the old plan have proved incompatible with the plan of the park. For these reasons, the plan drawn up addressed the subject of relations with supra-local and sectoral planning through a number of specific projects, developed also by means of master plans, for the following: reorganization of the area south of the town, between the urbanized territory and the Rivoltana variant; organization of the major production centre in the north of the territory; attenuation of the impact of infrastructures in general; and the creation of new centralities within the municipal territory. Five petals are used as a slogan and image for the policies through which the plan takes concrete shape, both in strategic terms and by addressing the question of communicating the contents of the plan to the citizens and bodies concerned. Great attention is focused on mechanisms for the implementation of provisions, through the use of reward schemes, capable of guiding work on the various spheres of transformation and governing operations on the existing urban structure through mechanisms providing incentives and reducing obligations so as to highlight the need to invest in the compact and concentrated development of the existing territory.
It is in this plan that the concept of economic sustainability was rigorously introduced, yoking provisions to the operation of the ordinary, everyday management of the territory by local government and including taxes and obligations within feasibility simulations of the individual transformations involved in the plan.