Last update:
2015-01-12

Pigneto Lake in Rome, Italy


Description:

Pigneto lake was created in 1992 by the construction of a huge shopping mall on the ruins of an old textile factory, the SNIA Factory. During the excavation work for the foundation of the giant centre, a branch of groundwater Acqua Bullicante was broke and submerged the entire area, creating a lake of about 10,000 m2.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Pigneto Lake in Rome, Italy
Country:Italy
State or province:Lazio
Location of conflict:Rome
Accuracy of locationHIGH (Local level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict: 1st level:Biodiversity conservation conflicts
Type of conflict: 2nd level :Establishment of reserves/national parks
Land acquisition conflicts
Urban development conflicts
Other
Specific commodities:Tourism services
urban park
Land
Project Details and Actors
Project details:

The lake is about 10 000 m2

Project area:more than 10,000
Type of populationUrban
Affected Population:about 123,000 people
Start of the conflict:01/01/1992
End of the conflict:06/08/2014
Relevant government actors:Rome Local administration
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:CSOA eXSNIA (http://www.exsnia.it/ )
Lago Exsnia (https://www.facebook.com/lagoexsnia)
Conflict and Mobilization
IntensityMEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
Reaction stageIn REACTION to the implementation (during construction or operation)
Groups mobilizing:Local ejos
Local government/political parties
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Social movements
Women
Recreational users
Local scientists/professionals
Forms of mobilization:Community-based participative research (popular epidemiology studies, etc..)
Creation of alternative reports/knowledge
Development of a network/collective action
Development of alternative proposals
Land occupation
Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism
Media based activism/alternative media
Public campaigns
Street protest/marches
Occupation of buildings/public spaces
Impacts of the project
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity
Socio-economical ImpactsPotential: Loss of landscape/sense of place
Outcome
Project StatusStopped
Conflict outcome / response:Environmental improvements, rehabilitation/restoration of area
Strengthening of participation
Application of existing regulations
Development of alternatives:Establishment of a park
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Yes
Briefly explain:The community has gained a new park in a polluted and highly populated area of Rome. This space will be used by families, young people etc. from the surrounding area as a place of recreation and aggregation.
Sources and Materials
References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

“eXSnia: la natura rigenera la città.

Aggiornamento sugli studi dell’ecosistema del lago e prospettive future di rinaturalizzazione e tutela dell’area”
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Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

Prima Giornata di Studio dell’Ecosistema del Lago ex Snia
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CSOA eXSnia, Oggi Roma ha un lago… ora viviamolo!
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LUCA MONACO, Ex Snia, quell'unico lago naturale della Capitale che rischia di scomparire
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Comitato di Quartiere Pigneto-Prenestino - Facebook Profile
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Jamie Mackay, Rome’s rebel lake is a parable of the contemporary commons
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Related media links to videos, campaigns, social network

"IL LAGO CHE COMBATTE" - Assalti frontali & Il Muro del Canto
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Other documents

Gate to the lake Source: http://pigneto.romatoday.it/pigneto/lago-ex-snia-parco-entro-agosto.html
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Contributor:Annalisa Cavallini, [email protected]
Last update12/01/2015
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