Developed as a trans-scale reflection that focuses on the relationship between urban peripheries, unprecedented urban transformations, railway architecture and infrastructure in the era of high-speed transport, this article offers insights on a number of contemporary Italian and European projects. By examining several representative case studies, this essay will provide a clearer context for the major changes that are re-orienting these incomparable urban operations, seen as the products of a new economic, administrative and social organization.In the new perspective of the metropolitan-cities, it is the very idea of the periphery that will be redefined, overlapping with the idea of the extended city as it replaces the countryside and urbanized rural areas.The amount and breadth of the disciplinary studies concerning the roles in governance responsibility for the transformation of public space by means of infrastructure, is a strong indicator of the relationship between the level of coherence specific to and shared by the figures engaged in the planning process and the synergy between all the actors involved, synergy which is required to ensure the success of the interventions. This context, which redefines the scope of the effects of political and administrative decisions on the territory, will create an even stronger contrast between cities with integrated strategies and a synergy of intent between different actors, and others that suffer from a chronic instability in government, administrative and political processes.
|Numero di pagine||8|
|Rivista||TRASPORTI & CULTURA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|