(Un)certain Lines: Marginal coastal landscapes of North-East Italy | CLIMATE CHANGE AND ADAPTATION SESSION 3

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference


Due to the climatic crisis coastal areas on the planet will face an uncertain future. If thematic literature and projects have mainly focused on coastal lines facing large cities worldwide, marginal coastal areas, mainly agricultural with low levels of urbanization, are partly neglected in the debate.
This contribution intends to “stop and think” on the (un)certain marginal landscapes and lines of Northeast Italy. This territory – from Marano Lagoon to the Po River Delta – and its people are facing an uncertain future, while currently wrestling with a latent climatic, economic-productive and social crisis. Eustatism, subsidence, soil erosion, saltwater intrusion, industrial and agricultural water pollution, dying economic activities testify to a territory in the throes of long-term repossession by the sea. Which design interventions, tools and methods have to be implemented and used in this state of uncertainty?
Period13 Sept 2021
Held atECALS European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Climate change
  • marginal landscapes
  • Marano lagoon
  • North-East Italy