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

Practicing a Polycentric (Post) Metropolis: a Dialogue about the Milan Urban Region

Mario Paris, Alessandro Balducci

This booklet has been conceived as a reflection grounded on the practice of planning in the context of the Milan Urban Region. The dialogue merges the vivid experience of Alessandro Balducci with the sharp questions of Mario Paris discussing the phenomenology of post-metropolis and the governance of polycentric urbanized territories in Lombardy. Corinna Morandi and Willem Salet have offered their comments and enriched the conversation, bringing their perspectives.

Being Urban Planning a practice-oriented discipline, we think it is important to stress the interdependency between theories and the way they apply in various contexts and places. Also, we think that the direct narrative of planners’experience may open new interesting perspectives for advancing knowledge. In this respect, the extensive interview that is discussed in this booklet - and the reflections built around it - give the reader many insights concerned with an open and plural planning approach in processes of regional urbanization.

AESOP, 2019, 114 pp.

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