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City Project and Public Space

  • Silvia Serreli
  • Presents interdisciplinary and international material

  • Explores theoretical as well as empirical aspects

  • Analyses and discusses the wide scope of multitude of challenges as well as prospects faced by contemporary cities


Part of the Urban and Landscape Perspectives book series (URBANLAND, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. City Project: Public Space Design

  3. Territorial Project: Public Space Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Gianfranco Sanna
      Pages 113-124
    3. Francesco Spanedda
      Pages 125-139
    4. Frederick Steiner
      Pages 141-161
    5. Jürgen Weidinger
      Pages 163-177
  4. City Policies: Public Sphere

About this book


The book aims at nurturing theoretic reflection on the city and the territory and working out and applying methods and techniques for improving our physical and social landscapes. The main issue is developed around the projectual dimension, with the objective of visualising both the city and the territory from a particular viewpoint, which singles out the territorial dimension as the city’s space of communication and negotiation. Issues that characterise the dynamics of city development will be faced, such as the new, fresh relations between urban societies and physical space, the right to the city, urban equity, the project for the physical city as a means to reveal civitas, signs of new social cohesiveness, the sense of contemporary public space and the sustainability of urban development. Authors have been invited to explore topics that feature a pluralism of disciplinary contributions studying formal and informal practices on the project for the city and seeking conceptual and operative categories capable of understanding and facing the problems inherent in the profound transformations of contemporary urban landscapes.


policies for urban and landscape contexts public sphere and public space the project theoretical and projectual dimension urbs, civitas (city and a “spirit of citizenship”) policy landscape/regional and urban planning urban geography and urbanism

Editors and affiliations

  • Silvia Serreli
    • 1
  1. 1.Architecture, Design and PlanningUniversity of SassariAlgheroItaly

About the editors

Silvia Serreli is a Researcher in Landscape and Urban Planning at the Architecture, Planning and Design Department of the University of Sassari. She is a lecturer in Territorial Planning. She has written contributions to Urban Landscape Perspectives (Ed.: G. Maciocco, 2008) and The Territorial Future of the City (Ed.: G. Maciocco, 2008). She was co-editor of Enhancing the City: New Perspectives for Tourism and Leisure (2009) and The Urban Potential of External Territories (2011). Silvia Serreli works on urban and environmental projects in coastal areas and low-density settlements.

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