Underground Built Heritage as catalyser for Community Valorisation

In the framework of the Cost Action 18110 Underground Built Heritage as catalyser for Community Valorisation, this call aims to collect contributions from scholars of various disciplines on the topic, to be published by Routledge in Planning and Urban Design series, and edited by Laura Genovese (ISPC-CNR), Giuseppe Pace (ISMed-CNR), and Roberta Varriale (ISMed-CNR). The call privileges the COST action participants, but is also open to scholars from outside and aims to enrich the debate on the topic by offering an opportunity for dissemination. Contributions concerning methodological approaches, specific UBH-related case studies, and comparative studies, are expected.

Applicants should submit an abstract, not exceeding 200 words, deadline April 1st 2020, to the following addresses (roberta.varriale@ismed.cnr.it; giuseppe.pace@cnr.it; laura.genovese@cnr.it ). By April 15th, the editors will inform all applicants about the selection. For the selected papers, the deadline will be July 5th. The papers should not exceed 6000 words approximately, bibliography included, plus six illustrations (photos and/or diagrams). Authors must provide a word file for the text and a jpeg file for each image.


Guest Editors:

Prof. Ernesto Marcheggiani
e.marcheggiani@ staff.univpm.it

Mr. Giuseppe Pace
Institute for Studies on the Mediterranean, National Research Council of Italy, Naples, 80134, Italy

Dear Colleagues,
This Special Issue aims at stimulating multidisciplinary papers and the cross-fertilization of knowledge among scientists (i.e., historians, architects, engineers, archaeologists, planners, geologists, etc.), practitioners,
public officials, and technicians, such interdisciplinary initiatives being rather limited in the field of underground space. This issue would like to introduce tools, suitable for both neighborhood and district planning level and for single UBH interventions, very flexible for upscaling and easily replicable in different social, economic, and cultural urban regeneration contexts, characterized by different underground sites, local service demand, touristic potential, legal frameworks, and stakeholders.

Deadline for manuscript submissions:

30 September 2020

Link to the online submission: