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Post-Metropolitan Territories

Looking for a New Urbanity, 1st Edition

Edited by Alessandro Balducci, Valeria Fedeli, Francesco Curci

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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.

Table of Contents

PART I

Building an atlas of post-metropolitan Italy

1 Post-metropolitan territories as emergent forms of urban space

ALESSANDRO BALDUCCI, VALERIA FEDELI AND FRANCESCO CURCI

2 Towards an observatory of urban Italy: methodological challenges of the ‘Atlas of post-metropolitan territories’

ALESSANDRO BALDUCCI, VALERIA FEDELI, FRANCESCO CURCI AND FABIO MANFREDINI

PART II

Regional portraits: looking inside the squares

3 Milan beyond the metropolis

ALESSANDRO BALDUCCI, VALERIA FEDELI AND FRANCESCO CURCI

4 Turin metropolitan region: from path-dependency dynamics to current challenges

NADIA CARUSO AND SILVIA SACCOMANI

5 Genesis of a fluid metropolitan space: urban metamorphoses in Venice and Veneto

LAURA FREGOLENT AND LUCIANO VETTORETTO

6 Territory matters: a regional portrait of Florence and Tuscany

GIANCARLO PABA, CAMILLA PERRONE, FABIO LUCCHESI ANDIACOPO ZETTI

7 Transformations of the "urban" in Rome’s post-metropolitan cityscape

CARLO CELLAMARE

8 The Neapolitan urban kaleidoscope

GIOVANNI LAINO

9 Palermo: an incomplete post-metropolitan area

FRANCESCA LOTTA, MARCO PICONE AND FILIPPO SCHILLECI

10 South-eastern Sicily: a counterfactual post-metropolis

FRANCESCO LO PICCOLO, MARCO PICONE AND VINCENZO TODARO

11 The territory of the Sardinian Province of Olbia-Tempio on the post-metropolitan horizon: from edge area to node of a new city-world

LIDIA DECANDIA

PART III

Post-metropolis: looking across the squares

12 Corridors as post-metropolitan connectors: the Italian case

PAOLO PERULLI, LAURA LIETO, LUCA GARAVAGLIA AND DANIELE PENNATI

13 Place matters: spatial implications of post-metropolitan transition

GIANCARLO PABA AND CAMILLA PERRONE

14 Institutions matter: governance and citizenship in a post-metropolitan perspective

VALERIA FEDELI

15 S-regulation matters

DANIELA DE LEO AND MARIA FEDERICA PALESTINO

16 Urban typologies within contemporary Italian urbanization

LAURA FREGOLENT AND LUCIANO VETTORETTO, WITH MARCO BOTTARO AND FRANCESCO CURCI

17 Is Italy still special? Conceptual and empirical remarks on urbanization in the era of globalization

CARLO CELLAMARE AND LUCIANO VETTORETTO

18 Conclusions

ALESSANDRO BALDUCCI, VALERIA FEDELI AND FRANCESCO CURCI

About the Editors

Alessandro Balducci is Full Professor of Urban Planning and member of the PhD Program in Urban Planning and Policy Design at Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Valeria Fedeli is Associate Professor in Urban Planning at Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Francesco Curci is Research Fellow at the Politecnico di Milano and lecturer at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS020000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development