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Puttilli, Bazzini
IL SENSO DELLE PERIFERIE
Un approccio relazionale alla rigenerazione urbana



2008
Prefazione di Egidio Dansero
120 pp.
EAN 9788889490471
 

MEANING IN THE PERIPHERIES

A relational approach to urban renewal

by Davide Bazzini and Matteo Puttilli

 

The hierarchical view of the city, whereby the center takes precedence over the periphery, very poorly describes the complexity of the spatial relationships that characterize urban territories. Yet, the study of the urban peripheries is often lacking, either by failing to appreciate local specificity, or by ignoring those urban global processes that lead to the reemergence of local identities. Based on fieldwork conducted in the outskirts of Turin, the book seeks to develop an alternative perspective on urban renewal, one that favors the emergence of communities whose sense of locality does not hamper an open-minded approach to the outside world, aware of their history yet open to the future. Contrary to the standard interventionist approach, the success of such relational perspective is expressed by the increase of self-government capabilities of communities, of their self-determination.

Preface by Egidio Dansero, professor of Political and Economical Geography at the University of Turin.

Matteo Puttilli, is geographer currently studying for his PhD at the University of Turin. His research focus is on issues of local development and environmental sustainability.

Davide Bazzini, is a sociologist. He earned his PhD from the University of Turin. His research addresses issues of urban renewal and sustainable development at the local level.



rassegna stampa
Sat 06 Sep 2008 - TTL - La Stampa
Dal Bernini a Piano: vince chi immagina
Tue 22 Jul 2008 - Le Monde diplomatique
Il Senso delle periferie
Tue 01 Jul 2008 - Bari Sera
I tessuti periferici urbani
Sun 11 May 2008 - L'Adige
Le periferie oggi
Sat 10 May 2008 - L'Eco di Biella
Muro vegetale per lo stand biellese
eventi
Giovedý 8 maggio, h. 20 - Presentazione di IL SENSO DELLE PERIFERIE - Torino, Fiera Internazionale del Libro
1 giugno 2008 - presentazione Il senso delle periferie - Asti
10 luglio 2008 - Presentazione Il senso delle periferie - Livorno
26 settembre 2008 - Presentazione Il senso delle periferie - Venezia