Antonella Contin

Antonella Contin
Politecnico di Milano | Polimi · Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DASTU)

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This chapter analyzes the effects of metropolization on territorial divisions, the dynamics of development, the ways of life at the intersection of space and society, and how territories produce resistance or explosive growth through metropolitan expansion and opportunities. We are concerned with medium-sized cities within a metropolitan context: p...
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The rapid processes of spatial alteration at the metropolitan scale continue to determine an expansion of the Metropolis that significantly affects the environmental and social balance of the Metropolitan Landscape by exacerbating inequality and inaccessibility to the city's socio-environmental services for all inhabitants of the metropolis. The re...
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This edited work presents studies on the E.N. Rogers' handwritten and typewritten lectures between 1953 and 1963. This material has been preserved by Prof. Li Calzi in a folder entitled E. N. Rogers. Indeed, Rogers gave them to Prof. Epifanio Li Calzi, who organised them into a book to be published with the Maestro, who was already ill at the time....
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The Practice of Metropolitan Discipline supports the construction of the Metropolitan Landscape structure with an organizational, technical expertise, proposing the big project of urbanity based on the physical (Net-City) and virtual (Metacity) network between the new city shape, the interfaces among built capital and natural capital, and the new f...
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The metropolitan city is an accomplice in the effects of rapid cycles of change due to the progress of technology, infrastructure, and the culture of media communication: dynamic states of transformation that mark Metropolitan Landscape alterations.
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Megalopolis or Mega-city is a new scale that should not be defined by population numbers. We are in a new dimension, a new DNA. In the context of Megalopolis and regions where the scale of the urbanization goes beyond the traditional definition of a Metropolis, defining an effective governance structure and strategies is a challenging yet fundament...
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Megalopolis or Mega-city is a new scale that should not be defined by population numbers. We are in a new dimension, a new DNA. In the context of Megalopolis and regions where the scale of the urbanization goes beyond the traditional definition of a Metropolis, defining an effective governance structure and strategies is a challenging yet fundament...
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Los procesos de crecimiento urbano conducen la expansión de la metrópoli, impactando sobre equilibrio ecosistemico y desarrollo social. Para un crecimiento sostenible es necesario planificar una distribución equitativa de los servicios metropolitanos para la sociedad, actuando sobre las variables ambientales y sociales. La Metro-dology del proyecto...
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Milan has devoted tireless efforts to establish a hydraulic infrastructure network as a connection to other cities, despite settling on an underground water layer, which naturally supplies its inhabitants and farming. Intending to bridge the distance that separated it from the nearest rivers, continuous engineering works allowed it to build, throug...
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This edited volume covers many aspects of the Metropolitan Landscapes. Solutions are needed to meet the demand of the citizens of a renewed metropolitan region landscape. It opens up discussions about possible toolkits for strategic actions based on understanding the territory from geographical, urban, architectural, economic, environmental, and pu...
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The development of the state of Jalisco in Mexico from the second half of the twentieth century was centralized in the Metropolitan Zone of Guadalajara (the second most important city in Mexican territory), concentrating about 60% of the state population. This phenomenon is in line with a global trend that sees the concentration of the population i...
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Due to its geography, İzmir has served as a natural port throughout history. Today's main port is Alsancak Port and is located in the center of the city. The main problem of this region is that the infrastructure system serving the port isolates a triangled urban area, which has either a great potential in the center of the city. When examined on...
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The metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro has significantly changed in its structure and metabolism after the construction of the Arco Metropolitano, a new highway belt connecting various radial highways. This new infrastructure is responsible of a new jump of scale of the metropolis of Rio that is now reaching the regional level as a whole entity,...
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The Hotspots network as an “incubator of possibilities” is a Social Farm, a Linkage Urban-Rural Pattern and an example of Green-Grey Infrastructure section. It works not only as an immediate response to the specific local needs, but also as a generator of value at metropolitan scale. The significance of this work is the replicability of such model...
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La Metropolitan Cartography es una herramienta para detectar y desarrojar los valores materiales e inmateriales del territorio. Un mapeo multiescalar que analiza la discontinuidad territorial mediante la identificación de límites, morfologías, niveles y relaciones de escala. El mapa transmite el valor cualitativo de la información a través de un pr...
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In XX century Italy abandonment is a widespread phenomenon. In the case of S. Paolo – a neighbourhood in the periphery of Ragusa Ibla, a UNESCO site in Sicily -, abandonment is linked to 1) the fragility of its geographical position; 2) the contraction of economic growth; 3) the lack of "modern" urban services. These three factors are interlinked a...
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Understanding the effects of a metropolis' changes in scale - the rate of growth and its speed - rather than pursuing the search for optimal city size, is mandatory. The New Urban Agenda discussed performance dimensions of the contemporary city’s functioning mode, knowing that place quality derives from a mutual effect with the society that uses it...
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Innovative Course _ POLIMI METROPOLITAN CARTOGRAPHY
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TINGUÁ, RIO DE JANEIRO Strategie di sviluppo sostenibile verso un patto natura-cittá. Oggetto di questa sperimentazione, e dei progetti che ne sono conseguiti con gli studenti, di cui questo scritto dá sinteticamente conto, consiste nel verificare la capacitá che una acupuncture chart e che un intervento derivante da essa hanno di rappresentare un...
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Descripción de la experiencia metropolitana del MSLab Past… Future… Present! Knowledge-to-action for the paradigm shift in the urban model
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Metropolitan Impacts & Drivers Assessment - is a tool to gather, process and visualize data crucial for current urban issues. It seeks to enhance the understanding of the impacts and drivers of urban settlements from the territory to the alleys, through the use of multi-scalar mapping. Moreover, MIDA it is built in the R language to permit an effec...
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The "difficult problem" of the metropolitan dimension emerges from the embedded complexity of the metropolitan system. This could mean the complex structure of the metropolis and its implication on the physical environment, the multicultural metropolitan identities with different cultural codes, aims, expectations and skills, or the challenge of br...
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Resumen El presente trabajo trata de revelar la manera en la que la herencia recibida de los ambientes pasados de la ciudad funciona aún hoy como soporte de la metrópolis contemporánea, utilizando un acercamiento basado en el entendimiento de la complejidad metropolitana mediante la identificación y el estudio de dinámicas concretas a través de car...
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Ahvaz, one of the Iranian largest cities, is located on South Western of Iran near Iraq border and the Persian Gulf. Varied geography, natural resources and relations, allowed human dwelling by building a civic and social life. However, today’s Ahvaz has, unlike its origin and nature, turned into a critical situation. The research provides a propos...
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Due to rapid urbanization and human interference the last remaining marshland of Chennai city, the Pallikaranai marshland, a unique ecosystem of its kind, has been reduced to one-third of its original extent. The marsh has been reduced and fragmented, due to the construction of institutes, the Perungudi dump-yard and Sewage treatment plant, IT corr...
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East Kolkata Wetland_ Inventive Ecosystem approach towards resilient urbanism Urbanization though has brought prosperity in the fast-developing nations but it is one of the sole reasons for majorly all problems caused due to negligence towards environments and unsustainable practices. This research work is an approach to challenge the evolving pat...
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Metropolitanisation processes caused by unplanned urban growth have generated an enormous demand for infrastructure and services, as well as impacts on the environment that can lead to imbalances in social development. In order to promote sustainable growth, it is necessary to plan a fair distribution of services throughout the development of the c...
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Ahvaz, one of the Iranian largest cities, is located on South Western of Iran near Iraq border and Persian Gulf. Varied geography, natural resources and relations, allowed human dwelling by building civic and social life. However, today’s Ahvaz has, unlike its origin and nature, turned into a critical situation. The research provides a proposal in...
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La concentración de la población y los procesos de metropolización provocados por el crecimiento urbano incontrolado y no planificado han generado una enorme demanda de infraestructuras y servicios, además de tener un impacto en el medioambiente que puede provocar desequilibrios en el desarrollo social. Para promover el crecimiento sostenible, es n...
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Metropolitan Architecture: A Ground Project New typologies and land uses
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Metropolitan Landscapes Resilient articulation of the interface between city, agriculture and nature promoting the quality of dwelling and ensure the human well-being within the metropolis # Symposium_17 Introduction
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Session: Analytical Perspectives from North Western European Countries: Case Studies and Governance Perspectves Topic: methodological papers conceptualizing ways of analysing regional urbanization Title Metro-dology Case studies of Metro - dology using spatial decision support system (SDSS) The "difficult problem" of the metropolitan dimension...
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Actual relevance of the research Such a Big Event as Expo 2015 could be a propeller for some innovative way to build a learning development framework for the metropolitan city, through a new mapping project. Thanks to the design of a device, conservative inhabitants and futurist new nomadic citizens will learn from the city and will return informat...
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Hypertext is a set of documents placed in relation to each other using keywords. In the context of the metropolitan discourse, it can be considered as a network of emerging urban epicentres. The reading of a metropolitan territory can take place in a nonlinear way. The citizens’ self-consciousness and the ability to move around freely are the backg...
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Lectura Critica de unos textos del prof.M.Cohen y presentaccion del projecto M.A.RIO en Rio de Janeiro Mensaje principal: 1) la inseguridad es causada por la inequidad social que es el producto de una acumulación de causas 2) no tenemos tiempo para resolverlos uno por uno, deben ser resueltas tratando de entender las relaciones entre ellas. Entre...
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Actions implementation through Metropolitan Architecture Projects Research Questions: How do we structure the knowledge of the metropolitan region infrastructure significantly alter the topography of the metropolis? Which metropolitan dynamics generate the metropolitan landscapes? How do we produce and use indicators: at what point in the proce...
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We are working on an interpretation of the metropolis, on the construction of the meaning of the interventions - even microscopic - that take place in the territory. And we must dialogue with the functionalist mentality of civil servants. But passing from function to meaning is not a simple, immediate mental transformation. It is an epistemology q...
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Building the intellectual/inventive framework for the new narrative as a projective anticipation of what happens if the URL jurisdictions challenges are bought into a systemic integration which is a fulfilment of the NUA
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We are working on an interpretation of the metropolis, on the construction of the meaning of the interventions - even microscopic - that take place in the territory. And we must dialogue with the functionalist mentality of civil servants. But passing from function to meaning is not a simple, immediate mental transformation. It is an epistemology qu...
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How do we structure the knowledge of the metropolitan region that will be invested by a transformation of its topographical framework? Which metropolitan dynamics will generate the UrbanRural Linkage landscapes? Metropolitan Cartography is a self and participating system that play a role in decision-making process. Decisions, in fact, are made and...
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The rapid growth of cities in Latin America is challenging citizens and governments to ensure the sustainable and equitable development of its metropolis regarding urbanisation conditions, demographic transformation, climate, environment changes and social cohesion. The destruction of forests, pastures and wetlands related to changes or mismanageme...
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City is a complex, adaptive, and closed-boundary system that continuously transform itself. It has been conceived as dynamic systems subject to optimization. A series of new integrative approaches have allowed advancement ind re-conceptualising city as a complex system and the developing a scientific practice framed by the theory of complexity. The...
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L'approccio americano pragmatico alla tecnologia e quello compositivo e simbolico di matrice europea si fondono: una città verticale guarda da sopra quella orizzontale Vedere è una Danza (P. Klee) ...uno stupendo sentimento di relazione "Excelsior! Abito al decimo piano. Il mio grattacielo fa parte di quella man-dria di grattacieli che pascolano...
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Metropolitan management methodologies confronting new challenges: shaping rapid growth in a context of informality, scarcity and misgovernment. Metropolitan architecture methodologies facing the new urban paradigm of the non optimal city. The term post-optimal city is used to recall a post-functionalist dimension of the unfolding (new) size, scale...
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/* You may have wondered why I have decided to call QUESTO a book containing the research that I conducted for three years as coordinator of the Laboratory of Measure and Scale of the contemporary city. Explaining the reasons of this choice is not an easy task, even less easy it is to justify it. But perhaps it is not a justification for this choic...
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The aim of our research is to present a design method which rnay dea! with comptexiry, enabting the deve/opment of awareness and the description and design of those urban transformation phenomena linked to a leap in scale, which has today given rise /o radica! changes in the buitding typologies and in the morphotogies of urban spaces and tandscapes...
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The city of today copes with an on-going syntactic transformation. Our research question horizon, then, is the metropolitan extension: its management, its architectural dimension and landscapes. From a metabolic point of view, the growth needs a discontinuity in its structure that regulates the logic disposal of no longer sustainable elements. For...
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The objective of our research is to pursue the development of students’ design skills, the construction of a design and development platform. Innovation is a result of a plural, and ethical process, not sequential. First we must decide if the innovative solution — achieved through interdisciplinary expertise — is inserted: (a) in a defined technolo...
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The book presents a comprehensive vision of the impact of ICT on the contemporary city, heritage, public spaces and meta-cities on both urban and metropolitan scales, not only in producing innovative perspectives but also related to newly discovered scientific methods, which can be used to stimulate the emerging reciprocal relations between cities...
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SMART.MAP is a multidisciplinary research project developed within Alta Scuola Politecnica, Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino in cooperation with Expo Milano 2015 and the MSLab, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies. Working on innovative "senseable" metropolitan patterns, the focus of the project is trying to enhance the acces...

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The research investigates how, based on map readings of the metropolitan city and its hybrid urban-rural territories, it is possible to identify the spatial components that characterise the margins and borders of metropolitan hybrid landscapes/drosscapes (Berger, 2007). Furthermore, this first consideration is followed by the need to experiment with new cartographic representation practices that can methodologically support the preliminary urban and architectural design phase of land projects (Secchi, 1986) in specific metropolitan contexts (Contin, Galiulo, 2020): - The Hybrid Ground: the semi-spontaneous expansion near regional (urban-rural) road arteries; - The Amorphous Ground: the hyper-planned land (Secchi, 1986:20); - The Natural Ground: a porous space, a permeable and connected landscape in continuity with the ecological armature. The research proposes the testing of the Metropolitan Cartography Methodology as a research tool for the analysis and interpretation of Hybrid Metropolitan Landscapes in specific Urban-Rural contexts to demonstrate how the cartographic tool is fundamental to decode the spatial dynamics of trans-scalar transformation of the Metropolitan Landscape.