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Post-Metropolitan Territories : Looking for a New Urbanity (Hardcover)
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The processes of multi-scalar regional urbanization are occurring worldwide. These present characteristics that are clearly distinguished from those studied in the 19th and 20th century by urban studies academics and professionals through the traditional concepts of both the city and the metropolis. International literature highlights how what we have historically associated with the idea of cities has long been subjected to a consistent reconfiguration, which involves and stresses some of the typical features of the idea of "cityness".
Post-Metropolitan Territories and Urban Space is the product of a research project funded by the Italian national Ministry for Education and University. It constitutes a thorough overview of a country that is one of Europe’s most diverse in terms of regional development and performance: Italy. This book brings together case studies of a number of Italian cities and their hinterlands and looks at new forms of urbanization, exploring themes of sustainability, industrialisation, de-industrialisation, governance, city planning and quality of life.
This volume is of great interest to academics and students who study regional development, economic geography and urban studies, as well as civil servants and policy makers in the field of spatial planning, urban policy, territorial policies and governance.