The volume shows the attempt, ongoing for ten years, to experiment specific teaching and professional forms of port city planning, with reference to the city of Livorno. The experimentation has introduced a designing method reformulated on the daily needs of users. This has led to the realisation of guidelines for any urban transformations and new functional innovations based on a profoundly renewed urban planning discipline, which is able to orient and not suffer the urban economy on the basis of a contextual body of knowledge, regaining autonomy for urban planning and architecture.
University of Florence, Italy
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