Prato e la città-fabbrica: strategie possibili per una pianificazione maggiormente efficace

Simona Rubino

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[automatically translated] Symbol of Italian textile production, the image that has most characterized Prato for a long time is that of the city-factory, where residence and industry have coexisted in an aggregate representing the so-called "Prato myth". Over time this has changed, increased well-being, have changed the social structures, it increased the impatience of situations and functions of the past no longer opposed, in some cases, by a sense of identity from the inhabitants. This has led, in recent years, to an increasing settlement of the services sector and more residences in the city-factory at the expense of productive activities. In addition, the city has had to deal with an enormous amount of unused volumes, consequence of the textile meltdown occurred in the late 90's, and with a Chinese community continues to grow. This article attempts to analyze how the planning instruments at the municipal level has contributed over the current arrangements, and what will be its effect on future arrangements, with the aim of assessing whether, within the current Italian urban context, the plan conceived in structural and programmatic components to be able to respond more effectively than the traditional prg, the needs of a society deeply transformed by balances.
Original languageItalian
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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