Starting from the analysis of two case studies of temporary (re)appropriation and reconversion of urban unused areas for public purposes, such as the appropriations / (re) appropriation of the former Tempelhof airport area in Berlin and the ex-industrial area where a natural "pond" is emerged in Rome, the article aims to explore some questions such as: Is it possible to individuate a real alternative to the reduction/replacement of public space, largely due to budget problems that threaten the operations of local governments, enhancing the experience self-organization, self-management and participation emerged in these cities? How to interpret / translate into operative strategies and methods the urgent demand of participation invoked by an active citizenship that today is once again claiming the recognition of his "right to the city"? How to plan a public space that preserve its (character) plural and recognizes the unavoidable dimension of the conflict that develops in determining the public dimension of the space between the different elements of the plurality?
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|