Ogni idea che non è incoraggiante è sbagliata

Albert Hirschman

È nei luoghi che l’esperienza umana si forma, si accumula e viene condivisa, e il suo senso viene elaborato, assimilato e negoziato. Ed è nei luoghi, e grazie ai luoghi, che i desideri si sviluppano, prendono forma, alimentati dalla speranza di realizzarsi.

Zygmunt Bauman - Fiducia e paura nella città - 2005

La ragione di fondo per l’ esistenza dell’università è la sua capacità di mantenere una stretta connessione tra la conoscenza e la passione per la vita, mettendo assieme i giovani e gli anziani nella comune ricerca di una interpretazione creativa dell’apprendimento.

Alfred North Whitehead  - The Aims of Education - l929 (trovato da Paolo Fareri)

Planning is the organisation of hope

John Forester

Every idea which is not encouraging is wrong

Albert Hirschman

The justification for a university is that it preserves the connection between knowledge and the zest of  life, by uniting the young and the old in the imaginative consideration of learning.

Alfred North Whitehead - The Aims of Education - l929 (found by Paolo Fareri)

Le mappe sono un modo per organizzare la sorpresa.

Peter Steinhart - Names on a Map - 1986

Maps are a way of organising wonder

Peter Steinhart - Names on a Map - 1986

Strategic Planning for Contemporary Urban Regions

City of Cities: a Project for Milan

Alessandro Balducci, Valeria Fedeli, Gabriele Pasqui

This book is an account of how the Milan Provincial Administration and a team of researchers from Milan Polytechnic worked together to develop a new "Strategic Plan" for Milan's urban region.

Informed by innovative conceptions of both how to understand cities in the contemporary world, and engage in strategic planning work, this experience has already attracted considerable international attention. The authors now consolidate their contribution into a comprehensive account which continually relates theory and practice. Examining the Milan Plan in detail, the book explains the profound transformations which put great pressure on the traditional descriptive tools so planners must engage in the production of new ones. It also proposes that these transformations affect the way in which urban policies and planning processes are designed. The project offers insights into - and new directions for - planning theory more generally while at the same time testing this powerful and innovative research hypothesis in an important European city empirical study. In detailing the results of this project, this book proposes useful ground-breaking approaches to planning for similar urban regions.

Ashgate Publishing Limited, Farnham, 2011, pp. 176