The historic centre of the city of L´Aquila was destroyed by an earthquake in April 2009. The unclear situation of the reconstructing process in many parts of the city is the reason why the centre is now – 2 years later – still hardly accessible. That situation caused great displeasure and frustration amongst the population of L´Aquila.
Therefore we suggest to reopen the city as soon and wide-ranging as possible – to present new perspectives for the inhabitants of L`Aquila and to regive them social self-control. Even if the reconstruction of the city will last for several more years, it’s necessary to develop a new planning strategy that enables the citizens to reuse and reoccupy the city step by step. We suggest starting this strategy on the city squares, because they are mostly in a good condition and accessible. Shops could be reopened there and people could begin to observe what’s happening in their city.