Villa San Martino is a district of 40 ha, located in the west side of Pesaro and originally composed by 430 detached houses and 48 dwellings belonging to the social housing sector built in the 60s and 70s and inhabited by vulnerable groups having a particular difficulty in accessing affordable housing, such as elderly, lone parents, long-term employed. Villa San Martino district is chosen because of its high density with elderly people and low-income family. Now it shows a decayed urban fabric, bad housing conditions, lack of social amenities, abandoned green areas. The urban development has affected the mobility system increasing the traffic congestion and isolating the borough from the city.
The district constructed between 1957 and 1959 originally had two squares and the development of the road system. The squares during the years became green abandoned spaces and the viability is chaotic and dangerous.
As we are requested by the residents, the City has to plan the redevelopment of the old squares and the green spaces involving the residents and encouraging them to a responsible management with an ecosystem approach with organic vegetable gardens as spaces dedicated to green demonstration and environmental education for the social dimension and ecosystem and also small family farms for own consumption.
Moreover the City of Pesaro intend to regenerate the district making it district more resilient, sustainable, secure and liveable and creating spaces embedded in the social, economic and educational activities of the district.
How can citizens tackle climate change regarding the energy consumption in the houses? How can they contribute to the transition into a low carbon economy? How can citizens be more engaged in waste reduction?