Urban Requalification Policies and Periphery: Notes on the Italian Case

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The impoverishment and vulnerability that characterize the European urban periphery in the transition from the Fordist production to the flexible accumulation regimes has started a new season of programs of urban renewal trough intervention related to the revitalization of specific part of the city. The European Union strongly supports these new policies and forecast a complex program with the intersection of physical, economic and social types of interventions. This article considers specifically the case of Italy, retracing the steps of planning changes that led to the creation of these new tools, and highlighting some limitations of this type of intervention.

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