LabQUS, acronym of laboratory Urban Quality and Safety, stems out from an idea of prof. Clara Cardia, architect and urban planner, during the 90s.
the Lab proposes a methodology based on concepts and tools to achieve prevention and control of degradation and urban crime through real practices and cultural models of design that accompany and integrate urban planning and construction practice.
New analytical, interpretation and intervention tools are used to prevent decay, vandalism and crime in urban and metropolitan areas to address the balanced development of the new complex and sustainable city. LabQUS promotes innovative ways of planning, urban design and design in their purest sense: the one that deals with spaces and relationships, the enhancement of public areas, services, accessibility and mobility, through the contribution of new science and skills. It is therefore necessary that these disciplines be open to the culture of safety, against degradation and vandalism, involving the extended universe of workers and social actors.