Curated by

Patrizia Gabellini, Honorary Professor of Urban Planning, Politecnico di Milano

The occasion for a reflection on the practices of participation is provided by the publication of the Fondazione Innovazione Urbana – FIU Visioni e azioni dell’istituzione dedicata alle trasformazioni di Bologna, a book that reports its activities from its creation in 2018 to 2021. The Foundation, which inherited the long previous experience of the Urban Center of Bologna, has set itself ambitious goals of social activation by practicing participation at various scales and experimenting with multiple approaches, in a relationship with Administrations that we could define as side-by-side but with autonomy.



Curated by

Giulia FiniDirector of Planum. The Journal of Urbanism – Università degli Studi di Udine

Communicating urban planning to a non-expert audience composed of citizens and not of technicians, professionals or institutional interlocutors is one of the open dimensions that have run through the history of urban planning. It seems a paradox to say this for a discipline that is justified by the design of the optimal living conditions of populations in territories, but often urban planners, despite important exceptions, have considered the communication of their activities, an “internal” problem within the inner circle…


Curated by

Carolina Giaimo, Director of Urbanistica Informazioni
Elena Marchigiani, National editor Urbanistica Informazioni

The themes that the new Urbanism Information series explored in 2021 include issues directly affecting welfare and quality of urban living, considering the challenges faced by urbanism from a society in transformation from economic-social, ecological and environmental, energy and technological perspectives.

Through the plural gaze of scholars and experts, the Focus developed in No. 300 of UI investigates the rhetoric of the ’15-20-30 minute city’ as an optimal spatial-functional model marked by the principles of proximity. A model that, also in reaction to the measures of social distancing induced…


Curated by

Paolo Galuzzi, Director of URBANISTICA
Iginio Rossi, Coordinator “Città accessibili a tutti”, INU

Accessibility for all is a complex area that, since it refers to fundamental values of humanity, affects the quality of people’s lives and, inevitably, the quality of places; it is a constitutional right-duty, described in Article Three of the Constitution, and a universal one, treated in Law 18 of 2009, adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of 2006. It turns out to be very akin to the concept of freedom by allowing levels of mobility, relational choices, urban enjoyment, and life…