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

Post-Metropolitan Territories

Looking for a New Urbanity

Edited by Alessandro Balducci, Valeria Fedeli and Francesco Curci

Processes of multi-scalar regional urbanization are occurring worldwide. Such processes are clearly distinguishable from those of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries due to the shifting concepts of both the city and the metropolis.

International literature highlights how what we have historically associated with the idea of cities has long been subjected to consistent reconfiguration, which involves stressing some of the typical features of the idea of "cityness".

Post-Metropolitan Territories: Looking for a New Urbanity is the product of a research project funded by the Italian Ministry for Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). It constitutes a thorough overview of a country that is one of Europe's most diverse in terms of regional development and performance: Italy. This book brings together case studies of a number of Italian cities and their hinterlands and looks at new forms of urbanization, exploring themes of sustainability, industrialization, de-industrialization, governance, city planning and quality of life. This volume will be of great interest to academics and students who study regional development, economic geography and urban studies, as well as civil servants and policymakers in the field of spatial planning, urban policy, territorial policies and governance.

Routledge, 2017, 320 pp.