[Autom. eng. transl.] Milan is undoubtedly, within the Italian panorama, an emblematic city with respect to the transformations that more widely cross contemporary cities and affect multiple layers of urban life. These changes have to do, in particular, with the increase in mobility (of people and information, capital and goods) and the growing connection with the outside world. These are processes that, if on the one hand they affect the city as a whole, on the other hand they do not take place with the same speed and the same methods in all its parts. The consequence is that urban areas more connected with other cities and other contexts are found to be juxtaposed with other areas that remain isolated because of their disconnection with elsewhere. In Milan, for example, there are areas which, due to the presence of old abandoned factories, become the subject of huge investments which place new functions (shopping centers, fashion showrooms, hotels, convention centers, etc.) and attract new populations who pass through the neighborhood without stopping there. Other areas, perhaps adjacent, on the contrary undergo an impoverishment and are even more marginalized, ending up being mere containers of social groups that are considered dysfunctional with respect to contemporary social life and as such poorly or not at all integrated. Precisely these transformations closely characterize the former zone 13 of Milan, formerly an industrial suburb: they highlight how little by little the very face of the city is changing.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The restructuring of the suburbs. The case of the former zone 13|
|Title of host publication||Milano 2007. Rapporto sulla città|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
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