"Accumulation", Of Arch, n°102 (2008)

The challenge launched in our cities at this the beginning of the third millennium is examined in the ‘zones of unrest’, ‘the interstitial spaces’, the ‘urban vacuums’, the ‘abandoned areas’. These are the areas that are being given maximum attention by the Public Administrations and other competent bodies, promoters and companies: the challenge involves these partners in innovative and audacious programs based on the social demand for improvement of the urban landscape and on concepts of feasibility and efficiency. What is needed therefor is a fresh approach to the city, new design strategies and naturally, new instruments for managing the urban development, elements that all derive from the carful diagnosis of the crisis affecting urban design.


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