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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Very interesting: John Thackara: The Service Ecology of a City: Observers Room

Excerpt from the site:

"Milan has approved a new Territorial Government Plan (Piano di Governo del Territorio) in which public services, and the way they are planned, are at the centre of the whole project.

Since 2008, Id-lab has worked alongside the City Administration to change the way Milan thinks about urban development. Each of the city's 88 existing quarters, with its own characteristics and identity, is treated as a core element in the new approach. An ongoing conversation with citizens has elicited an understanding of which services are considered important for daily life — such as schools, kindergartens, libraries, health and social services...."

Posted via email from Siobhan O'Flynn's 1001 Tales

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