Proposte di lettura is a reflection container of Urbanpromo Libri in which are presented and discussed some volumes published during 2020, which cross the themes of planning and urban planning dealt with the words of some authors. The container is divided into two sections: “Dialogue” and “Comparison”.
For the “Dialogue” Section the book that will be presented and discussed is:
– Francesca Cognetti, Daniela Gambino, Jacopo Lareno Faccini, Periferie del cambiamento, traiettorie di rigenerazione tra marginalità e innovazione, Quodlibet, Macerata 2020
The book explores the meaning and role of the urban suburbs in the contemporary city, starting from a research and activation experience that has lasted over two years in different districts of Milan. Starting from a practical and theoretical reflection on collaborative territorial investigation, as a tool for the construction of local and participatory knowledge, the volume explores three paradigmatic territories: the Adriano district, a suburb of the great unfinished urban expansions, the Corvetto district, a historic public housing suburb on the agricultural edges of the city, and Via Padova, a suburb with a dense private housing fabric characterized by the phenomenon of immigration. Three explorations that put at work different perspectives – spatial and urban, anthropological and social – to interpret the complexity of the city, the different ways of living in it and the possible trajectories of transformation.
Introduces and coordinates:
Giuseppe De Luca, University of Firenze, President of INU Edizioni
Suburbs of change, regeneration trajectories between marginality and innovation
Gianni Biondillo, Architect and writer
Giovanni Laino, University of Napoli “Federico II”
The authors will be present:
Francesca Cognetti, Polytechnic of Milano
Daniela Gambino, Polytechnic of Milano
Jacopo Lareno Faccini, Dastu Polytechnic of Milano and member of Codici Ricerca e Intervento
Giuseppe De Luca, INU Edizioni President