This contribution aims to examine the territory of Mediterranean cities set against the general topic of the GREEN CITY. Our main research hypothesis will show how multiculturalism, the enhancement cultural heritage and a conscious use of natural resources, are essential factors for a positive change in the development of Mediterranean cities, involving actors, key figures, inhabitants and users. The preservation of multiculturalism comes under the enhancement of intangible cultural heritage of urban community. The enhancement of multiculturalism and of intangible heritage is, in fact, oriented to the preservation of the cultural and linguistic diversities of each ethnic group that takes part in a community, a city, a state. Multiculturalism is now a matter of fact, a phenomenon that cannot be stopped, but must be considered as an enrichment factor for the cultural heritage of a society. Cities of the Mediterranean area are an example of such a positive coexistence of different cultures. Mediterranean culture and identity are rooted in the cities, which are characterized by many distinct and heterogeneous elements.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Cultural Encounters : the Mosaic of Urban Identities|
|Numero di pagine||14|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|