The Monticelli neighbourhood is one of the most densely populated districts of the city of Ascoli Piceno with about 10,000 inhabitants. It is only a few kilometres from the city centre. Until the early 70s, this neighbourhood was virtually an open countryside. Now the district has many social housing buildings, a hospital, and is crossed by an important road, which is very dangerous for pedestrians. Today there is lack of services and green areas. There are only few landmarks and squares where people can meet. In addition buildings are in an advanced state of degradation.