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Table 1 Neighbourhood laboratory principal experiences in Italy

From: Management tools for the sustainable reclaiming of historical neighbourhoods

City Year Experience
Otranto 1979 Degrade diagnosis, technical consultancy for local craftsmen, inhabitants shared design of public spaces projects in an ancient, historical neighbourhood
Bari Japigia 1980
1985
Technical consultancy (particularly for energy saving problems) and writing of a “home directions books” in a recent (about 20–30 years old), but degraded neighbourhood
Otranto 1992 Inhabitants shared urban design, business and technical consultancy for new enterprises in the “urban services” field (for the whole city)
Rome 1993 Writing of a “neighbourhood hypertext”, to help professionals, craftsmen and citizens to develop upgrading projects in the ancient “Ghetto” neighbourhood
Cosenza 1994
1996
Writing and experimental use of a “inner city hypertext”, to help professionals, local craftsmen and citizens to develop upgrading projects in the ancient inner city