The book deals with theoretical and design issues of a new way of
considering the relationship between the city and natural systems,
based on design research conducted on a sample of cities, known for
their Italian quality of life (Bolzano and Trento) and their
consolidated experience in terms of urban, landscape and
environmental sustainability in the Alps. Urban centres, public
spaces, natural contexts, infrastructure and architecture, from
Lake Garda to Innsbruck are all included here.