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Author Magnaghi, Alberto.

Title The urban village : a charter for democracy and local self-sustainable development / Alberto Magnaghi ; translated by David Kerr
Published London ; New York : Zed ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005


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 W'PONDS  307.12160945 Mag/Uvt  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents Preface / Edward Goldsmith -- 1. The metropolis form and deterritorialization -- 2. Beyond the metropolis form -- 3. The territory is not a beast of burden -- 4. The territorialist approach -- 5. Local self-sustainable development -- 6. The agents of change -- 7. The statute of places -- 8. Concrete utopia and strategic scenarios -- 9. Projects for open spaces : the landscape of the new farmers -- 10. Cities of villages, cities of cities, networks of cities -- 11. The new municipium -- 12. Towards the construction of the urban village : from the hypermarket to marketing networks for local products -- 13. Local projects and the south of the world : from co-operation to the development of fair trade -- 14. The local project : summing up a political vision
Summary "Now available in English in an updated version, The Urban Village introduces the concept of self-sustainable local development, based on each locality's territorial specificities and traditions. After exploring the significance of local development in all its political, social and technical dimensions, Professor Magnaghi sets out a concrete vision for a new urban regional 'utopia'."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Translated from the Italian
Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [204]-212) and index
Subject Community development, Urban.
Sustainable development.
City planning -- Italy.
Urban policy -- Italy.
LC no. 2005047359
ISBN 1842775804 hardback
1842775812 paperback
Other Titles Progetto locale. English