The balance between the monumentality of grand designs and the ordinariness of the urban fabric that marks the tradition of the European city seems to have partially undergone a crisis. At the same time, the welfare state has difficulties in ensuring diffusion and high-level of public services, due to critical economic conditions. Because of the lack of urban quality and of the difficulty in responding to the needs of daily life it is necessary to focus on the construction and ‘care’ of the ordinary city, intended as chains of common places and services, a hyper-familiar space, with no exceptional elements. How to intervene in the ordinary city is the question and it needs to be investigated, both in projects of physical modification and in policies of urban management, usually thought separately. The article starts to question and explore this field of research - which needs to be regenerated in planning but also in architecture and public policies.

Il "rumore di fondo" è una cosa seria

MERLINI, CHIARA;MAREGGI, MARCO
2014-01-01

Abstract

The balance between the monumentality of grand designs and the ordinariness of the urban fabric that marks the tradition of the European city seems to have partially undergone a crisis. At the same time, the welfare state has difficulties in ensuring diffusion and high-level of public services, due to critical economic conditions. Because of the lack of urban quality and of the difficulty in responding to the needs of daily life it is necessary to focus on the construction and ‘care’ of the ordinary city, intended as chains of common places and services, a hyper-familiar space, with no exceptional elements. How to intervene in the ordinary city is the question and it needs to be investigated, both in projects of physical modification and in policies of urban management, usually thought separately. The article starts to question and explore this field of research - which needs to be regenerated in planning but also in architecture and public policies.
contemporary cities, urban quality, regulation
città contemporanea; qualità urbana; regole
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