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

The Routledge Handbook of Institutions and Planning in Action

Edited by: Willem Salet | Authors: multiple

The Routledge Handbook of Institutions and Planning in Action contains a selection of 25 chapters prepared by specialized international scholars of urban planning and urban studies focusing on the question of how institutional innovation occurs in practices of action.

The contributors share expertise on institutional innovation and philosophical pragmatism. They discuss the different facets of these two conceptual frameworks and explore the alternative combinations through which they can be approached. The relevance of these conceptual lines of thought will be exemplified in exploring the contemporary practices of sustainable (climate-proof) urban transition. The aim of the handbook is to give a boost to the turn of institutional analysis in the context of action in changing cities.Both philosophical pragmatism and institutional innovation rest on wide international uses in social sciences and planning studies, and may be considered as complementary for many reasons. However, the combination of these different approaches is all but evident and creates a number of dilemmas. After an encompassing introductory section entitled Institutions in Action, the handbook is further divided into the following sections: 1) Institutional innovation 2)Pragmatism: The Dimension of Action 3) On Justification 4) Cultural and Political Institutions in Action 5) Institutions and Urban Transition

List of Authors: R. Bolan, P. Healey, E. Gualini, S. Davoudi, A. Sorensen, L. Boelens, J. Metzger, C. Hoch, J. Forester, L. Bertolini, R. Mäntysalo, K. Schmidt-Thomé & S. Syrman, S. Moroni, A. Buijze, W. Salet & M.van Rijswick, M. De Frantz, L. Janssen-Jansen & G. Lloyd, J. Boudreau, M. Kaika, F. Savini & S. Dembski, R. C. Kloosterman, A. Balducci, S. Pasternak & C. D’Ottaviano, S.Majoor, A. Eraydin & T. Taşan-Kok, J. de Vries & W. Zonneveld, M. Lauria

Routledge, New York, 2018, pp. 396