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

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

Urban Planning as a Trading Zone

Edited by: Alessandro Balducci e Raine Mäntysalo

'Trading zone' is a concept introduced by Peter Galison in his social scientific research on how scientists representing different sub-cultures and paradigms have been able to coordinate their interaction locally. In this book, Italian and Finnish planning researchers extend the use of the concept to different contexts of urban planning and management, where there is a need for new ideas and tools in managing the interaction of different stakeholders.

The trading zone concept is approached as a tool in organizing local platforms and support systems for planning participation, knowledge production, decision making and local conflict management. In relation to the former theses of communicative planning theory that stress the ideals of consensus, mutual understanding and universal reason, the 'trading zone approach', outlined in this book, offers a different perspective. It focuses on the potentiality to coordinate locally the interaction of different stakeholders without requiring the deeper sharing of understandings, values and motives between them. Galison’s commentary comes in the form of the book’s final chapter.

Springer, Dordrecht, 2013, pp. 216