URBANISM IN THE STATUTES OF THE 13TH AND 14TH CENTURY

Shinya KATAYAMA
2011 Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ)  
The statute of 1262, enacted under the Ghibelline government, regulated the paving, the widening and the linearization of streets. However, since linearization and widening meant the partial removal of the private property, this operation proved rather difficult. This statute highlights the reality that the then government couldnÕt show initiative for the improvement of the public space. On the other hand, the statute of 1309-1310 prohibited ballatoio and obliged polifora on the facade of the
more » ... the facade of the buildings facing the Main Street and the Piazza del Campo. Because some provisions mentioned "the beauty" of the city as well as "the functionality", this statute confirmes the concept of urban aesthetic as the basis for the townscape.
doi:10.3130/aija.76.869 fatcat:v2kqnzue65bufczl42jhngf2au