My chapter 'Publoid Space in the Microcosmopolis: Two new business districts of Manchester and Salford' has been published in
CITIES IN TRANSFORMATION: RESEARCH & DESIGN
ideas, methods, techniques, tools, case studies
edited by Marco Bovati, Michele Caja, Giancarlo Floridi and Martina Landsberger
The two volume set is published by Il Poligrafo, Padua
Architecture schools are fundamental deposits of knowled-ge and abilities, which have contributed productively for a long time to the growth of studies on architecture and the city. The aim of this book is to share the results of research work carried out under the patronage of EAAE and ARCC in the main European and American architecture schools on the issue of the city and its recent transformations. Through the comparison of different points of view, the goal is to hi-ghlight the need for a broad and open discussion, appropria-te to the vastness and complexity of the problems faced. The well known sentence by Leon Battista Alberti, “The house is like a small city and the city is like a large house”, is a brief indication of the subjects of the volume: the widespre-ad phenomena of urbanization of large parts of the world, the problems of diametrically opposed so-called shrinking cities and the severity of the effects of climate change and energy issue. Architectural and urban contents are also main themes in EU policy where the crucial role of Architecture has been stressed in many documents concerning the development of European cities. These arguments are developed in a thematic interweaving that goes from architecture and city's analytical and design techniques to those connected with organization, construc-tion, security, planning, conservation and practice of a pro-fession whose role has taken on ever greater responsibility within the human destiny.