Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Cities and culture: lessons from Italian cities

As the EU gears up for its 2018 Year of Cultural Heritage, Simone D’Antonio takes us to three Italian towns to explore some of the diverse roles that culture can play in sustainable urban development. Walking through the streets of Mantova’s city centre or using the public library San Giorgio in Pistoia, it is easy [...]

By Simone D'Antonio, on July 24th, 2017 at 12:22

Making URBACT crucial in the Italian urban policies debate

The URBACT programme currently runs 23 National URBACT Points covering 26 countries across the European Union. The number is expected to grow in the near future.  The National URBACT Points, represented by Ministries, Associations of Cities, Universities, or consultancies, are in charge of communicating on and supporting URBACT-related activities and integrated urban development in their [...]

By Simone D'Antonio, on May 10th, 2017 at 14:06

Italian Students and the Suburbs: Tackling Urban Issues at School

Urbanism is rarely at the core of the public opinion’s debate in Italy but the presence among the final high-school exam essays of an article written by the italian-born architect Renzo Piano on the “mending of suburbs” to be commented by the students, represents an important signal on how urban policies can be interesting if [...]

By Simone D'Antonio, on June 20th, 2014 at 16:09

Once upon a time in Milan – Renovation and energy saving

Feedback by Marco Pozzo from a visit made in the framework of the URBACT Workstream ‘Building Energy Efficiency’, which investigated and consolidated the outputs on many URBACT projects dealing with the issue of energy efficiency. An ancient farmhouse in the centre of Milan becomes a new energy saving public space. When the 6th workstream “Building [...]

By Segolene Pruvot, on February 15th, 2013 at 11:32

European Cities play a key role for economic recovery, Interview with Andrea Cozzolino

For the first time in recent years, the European Parliament is calling for more attention to be given to the urban centres in the next financial period, guaranteeing adequate investments and the new approach already in the planning stage at National and regional level. Simone d’Antonio for Cittalia-ANCI, URBACT National Dissemination Point for Italy, interviewed [...]

By Segolene Pruvot, on February 5th, 2013 at 19:34