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The Horizontal Metropolis Between Urbanism and Urbanization

  • Paola Viganò
  • Chiara Cavalieri
  • Martina Barcelloni Corte
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Horizontal Metropolis: Theories and Roots, a Transcultural Tradition

  3. Horizontal Metropolis: Spatial, Social and Natural Capital

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Brian McGrath, Martina Barcelloni Corte
      Pages 141-143

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an overview of the Horizontal Metropolis concept, and of the theoretical, methodological and political implications for the interdisciplinary field in which it operates. The book investigates the contemporary emergence of a new type of extended urbanity across regions, territories and continents, up to the global scale. Further, it explores the diffusion of contemporary urban conditions in an interdisciplinary and original manner by analyzing essential case studies. Offering extensive content on the Horizontal Metropolis concept, the book presents a range of approaches intended to transcend various inherited spatial ontologies: urban/rural, town/country, city/non-city, and society/nature. The book is intended for all readers interested in the emergence and development of new approaches in cultural theory, urban and design education, landscape urbanism and geography.

Keywords

Horizontal Metropolis Horizontal Urbanism Urban Dispersion Planetary Urbanization Contemporary Urbanization

Editors and affiliations

  • Paola Viganò
    • 1
  • Chiara Cavalieri
    • 2
  • Martina Barcelloni Corte
    • 3
  1. 1.EPFL École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.EPFL École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.EPFL École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

About the editors

Paola Viganò, PhD in Architecture, is Professor in Urban Theory and Urban Design at the EPFL (Lausanne), where she directs the Laboratory of Urbanism (lab-U), and at Università IUAV, Venice. In 2013 Paola Viganò was the first woman to receive the Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme in France. In 2016 she was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Catholic University of Louvain and in 2017 she was appointed Thomas Jefferson Professor at the University of Virginia (UVA). From 1990 to 2014, together with Bernardo Secchi, she founded Studio, working on numerous projects in Antwerp, Mechelen, Kortrijk and La Courrouze, and visions for the Grand Paris, New Moscow and Brussels 2040 projects. More recently, she won the international competition for the City of Science quarter in Rome (2015) and was shortlisted for the EU Mies van der Rohe Award for the Hostel in De Hoge Rielen (Belgium).
 
Chiara Cavalieri is an Architect and holds a PhD in Urbanism. She has collaborated with various professional and academic associations, organized several international workshops, and taught in the field of architecture and urbanism at a number of different international schools, i.e. EPFL Lausanne (Switzerland), ITMO St. Petersburg (Russia), IUAV Venice (Italy), and GSD Harvard (USA). She has been a postdoctoral researcher at EPFL Lausanne since 2014.
 
Martina Barcelloni Corte, is an Architect and holds a PhD in Urbanism. She has worked as a freelancer for several international offices such as EMBT—Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue and Stefano Boeri Architetti, organized several international workshops, and taught in the field of architecture and urbanism at a number of international schools as EPFL Lausanne (Switzerland), IUAV Venice (Italy), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), GSAPP Columbia University (USA), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore). She has been a postdoctoral re-searcher at EPFL Lausanne since 2014.

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