Heritage Innovation Partnership #2 Salerno

The second meeting of the Heritage Innovation Partnership was the occasion to discuss in detail on the governance of cultural heritage adaptive reuse projects. The Municipality of Salerno and CNR IRISS organized a stakeholders’ workshop to identify the most effective methods and criteria through which new uses of cultural heritage can be identified, in line with the principles of circular economy.

Prof. Luigi Fusco Girard (IRISS CNR), Scientific Coordinator of the project, introduced the circular city model. Then Daniela Buonanno (Department of Urban Planning and Common Goods, Municipality of Naples) talked about the re-activation of “sleeping giants” for sustainable urban development, presenting the experience of co-design for the definition of a Local Action Plan for the former Military Hospital of Naples in the context of the European project “URBACT:2nd Chance”. Giuseppe Sottile (Banca Etica) illustrated the initiatives of Banca Etica to support virtuous projects able to generate positive social impacts and the selection criteria of the projects themselves. The IRISS CNR Institute shared the first results of the mapping of abandoned cultural heritage in the city of Salerno, leading the workshop on the topic of governance in adaptive reuse projects.