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Neighborhoods in change. A European perspective from Milan

June 7 @ 6:00 pm

The city is a living organism in constant transformation. With reference to the case-study of Milan as an example of contemporary European urbanity, Alessandro Coppola will discuss the emerging forms of civil society that have become politically relevant by deploying a combination of leisure and activism.

Such dynamics reflect new expressions of urban sociality centered on bottom-up cultural initiatives, and as they can influence the existing traditional forms of governance, have also become essential actors in re-shaping the urban space.

Alessandro Coppola Bio
Alessandro Coppola is an Assistant Professor in Urban Planning at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (Dastu) of Politecnico di Milano. He has had research, teaching and visiting appointments at several institutions including Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Università di Roma 3, University of Svizzera Italiana (USI), University of Cà Foscari of Venice, Cleveland State University, Mistra Urban future in Göteborg, Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. He has worked for initiatives in the framework of the Urbact and Urban Innovative Actions. His research interests include urban policies and governance, neighborhood policies and politics, urban resilience, urban informality. His research work was featured in journals such as Urban Geography, Urban Studies, European Planning Studies, Progress in Planning, Journal of Urban Sustainable Development.


The talk will be followed by a Q&A.
This is a Live-Virtual event.


June 7
6:00 pm


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