Towards a sustainable urban transition?

Lessons from Bologna

Enza Lissandrello, Francesca Cappellaro

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Never as today the discourse about uncertainty is permeating and affecting traditional paradigms of urban planning. Predictable futures are no longer possible, sufficient to understand it in the long term and adequate. If the future looks uncertain, the debate on sustainable development has contributed to render the situation even more complex and planning practitioners are now navigating between an unclear perception of future risks and the hope for results and visions for long-term perspectives of urban futures. Among scholars engaged in the study of sustainable transitions in urban areas, the ‘systeminc thinking’ has irrupted in town. A new vocabulary of ‘the city’ as a systemic and functional hub of technology, economy, and social organization has replaced an integral view on the urban complexity. This article returns back to the urban as an integral project. It aims to contribute understanding the challenges for planning urban transitions with an analytic based on how professional practitioners actually think and reflect on a set of projects in view of integral urban planning actions in Bologna. Through a critical reading of transition studies in urban contexts and a dialogue with policy actors on the initial results and missing points for urban planning in this case, we conclude with a critical reflection on the challenges that planning urban transitions actually pose.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel5th International Sustainability Transitions Conference
Antal sider15
Publikationsdato2014
StatusUdgivet - 2014
Begivenhed5th International Sustainability Transitions Conference - Utrecht, Utrecht, Holland
Varighed: 27 aug. 201429 aug. 2014

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Konference5th International Sustainability Transitions Conference
LokationUtrecht
LandHolland
ByUtrecht
Periode27/08/201429/08/2014

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Lissandrello, E., & Cappellaro, F. (2014). Towards a sustainable urban transition? Lessons from Bologna. I 5th International Sustainability Transitions Conference
Lissandrello, Enza ; Cappellaro, Francesca. / Towards a sustainable urban transition? Lessons from Bologna. 5th International Sustainability Transitions Conference. 2014.
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Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceabstrakt i proceedingForskningpeer review

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