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CATANIA

RESEARCH OF THE CITY'S FORM AND HISTORY

 

Recombinant Urbanism, Columbia University GSAPP | Spring, 201y

Professor: David Grahame Shane

Collaborative Work: Isabel Carrasco, Carmelo Ignaccolo, Mario Ulloa, Shuman Wu, Daniel Ziss

 This research work digs into the city form and history of Catania in Sicily, based on the theory of Recombinant Urbanism by Professor David Grahame Shane. 

CITY MODEL

THE ACTORS THROUGHOUT HISTORY

The history of Catania is divided into seven periods and categorized into the three prototypes of city form (Archi Citta, Cine Citta, Tele Citta). The character of each period is represented by a public space/infrastructure of that time, displaying the changing pattern of urbanism in Catania.

CITY MODEL

THE EVOLUTION OF CATANIA

The changing pattern of Catania city was under the influence of culture, politics, economy, and nature. The explosion of the volcano Mount Etna and earthquake played an important role in shaping the city. The lava flowing along the old city wall lifted the ground level on the outer side as well as extended the shoreline.

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