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Urbanistica Cover n.136/2008

Planning with the inhabitants: open issues of a shared experience

urban planning, participation, neighbourhood,
pianificazione urbana, piano, plan, abitanti,
inhabitants, partecipazione, progetto, project,
quartieri, san donato milanese, plans & policies

Antonella Bruzzese

Each story involving shared planning is a process that calls for ‘great commitment and hard work’, as De Carlo tells us: it involves producing materials, dedicating time, energy and resources that are seemingly ‘over-plentiful’. The story of the Quartieri laboratory in San Donato is no exception, and has proven an interesting experience for various reasons: it provided a means to approach transformation of the territory based on thorough and shared knowledge of the individual local entities; it boosted and provided a framework for the city’s most strategic choices; and it built up a repertoire of specific projects for the three-year Public works plan which were also deposited in the Services plan and Regulatory plan.

This article appears in issue 136 of Urbanistica (pag. 38).