After the establishment of the metropolitan areas in Italy, several questions emerged in relation to administrative issues, which are clearly referred to in the Law, and project issues on various scales, from architecture to landscape, which are imposed by this new condition.

The town of Sestu, one of the most important and populous centres of the first Cagliari belt, proposed to orient its urban government policy around a new role for itself in the vast area, and proposed to its governing bodies, to closely examine and address the ‘territorial tendencies’ measured on a large scale, in order to highlight the need to build strategies for the creation of a new relationship between the built environment and nature, around which it can rethink its own ways of Living.

This study aims to investigate the relationship between research and the architectural project through a multi-scale approach, laying the foundations of the process for ‘changing’ places based on the principles of landscape and urban design, explored in the final synthesis work - ‘narratives’ - within the School of Architecture of Cagliari.