This article explores the relationships between changes in the conception of urban peripheries and changes in urban renewal policies, mainly focusing on policy debates and theoretical discourses developed within Italy. The aim is to test the usefulness of a non-conventional approach to urban peripheries, both from a theoretical and practical point of view. According to this approach, urban peripheries can be thought of as plural and complex places which are considered to be a fundamental part of the city and as he builders of urban identity. The article initially explores the changes in describing and interpreting urban peripheries, showing how they must be related to actual changes in urban settlement dynamics, as well as to changes in the theoretical frameworks used to understand the phenomenon of the Italian ‘urban periphery’. The article then shows how changes in interpretation have redefined the objectives and methods of policy nterventions in the Italian context. Finally, certain critical issues will be discussed, in particular the origins of urban renewal policies and their recent evolution; the redefinition of the local authority role, and the relationships between institutional and social projects and activities. In this view, institutional projects are considered to be the formal projects carried out by public actors, for example municipalities, in order to manage the change in urban peripheries while social projects are understood as the informal practices of inhabitants of peripheries that change their living neighbourhoods.
From urban renewal to local development. New conceptions and governance practices in the Italian peripheries / GOVERNA F.; SACCOMANI S. - In: PLANNING THEORY & PRACTICE. - ISSN 1464-9357. - STAMPA. - 5(2004), pp. 327-348.
|Titolo:||From urban renewal to local development. New conceptions and governance practices in the Italian peripheries|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|