Tag Archive: city

Expand the frontiers of urban sustainability

Only by expanding the spatial and social dimensions of urban policymaking can it be made truly sustainable and equitable. A very good paper on (real) urban sustainability: http://www.nature.com/news/expand-the-frontiers-of-urban-sustainability-1.20459    

Pratiche, significati e politiche della casa. Home and housing. Practices, policies and meanings

Seminario internazionale “Pratiche, significati e politiche della casa. Home and housing. Practices, policies and meanings”, iniziativa a cura di Tracce Urbane con il contributo di Agostino Petrillo e in collaborazione con Progetto ForRent – Dastu… Continue reading

Tracce di città – occuparsi di temi urbani

Su cheFare (www.che-fare.com), un’importante piattaforma dedicata alla cultura, all’innovazione sociale e alla riflessione sulla società, si apre oggi un nuovo spazio dedicato alla città, curato da Marianna d’Ovidio e Roberta Marzorati @robimarzo @che_fare… Continue reading

Cities are back in town : urban sociology for a globalizing urban world

Urbanization is reaching a new peak in the contemporary world with the rise of mega cities. Researchers try to make sense of these large urban areas using a variety of concepts. The class… Continue reading

Urban challenges: the current crisis, big events and trajectories of local development

April, 16th – 22nd – Università di Milano Bicocca – Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Today cities face significant challenges. As places where an increasingly large majority of the population live, cities are troubled by… Continue reading

from the Guardian: “The city that privatised itself to death: ‘London is now a set of improbable sex toys poking gormlessly into the air'”

“The Shard is not a city. Where’s the school, the hospital, the weird newsagent’s that sells tinned pies? Where’s the social housing, the dodgy pub, the library? Come on.” A very insightful article… Continue reading