New Urban Metabolism

Maurizio Carta, Teresa Marat-Mendes

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[automatically translated] contemporary cities are now looking through thousands of new eyes, both renovated and sophisticated optical techniques, with both new and more social optical sensitive. And the result is not only a better and more precise analysis of existing resources, but above all the discovery of new elements of quality and development. The new looks are precious emergence "of resilience reserves" in the cities that are facing the protein crisis in which we find ourselves: are places of a reverse geography necessary to reactivate the vital mechanisms in evolution and necessary to redesign cities as organisms in metamorphosis rather than as corpses to resurrect or tissues to be darned. Are agricultural landscape fragments, fragments infrastructure, neighborhoods functionally recycling, drosscapes of armor and brownfields systems, social archipelagos in participatory boil and productive microcosms in productive ferment. And allow the city to hire less rigid forms and more elastic, less resistant to innovation and more adaptive evolution.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationRe-verse magazine
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urban Studies

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