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La ricostruzione a Catanzaro nel secondo dopoguerra: un'occasione mancata per la conservazione di un'identità
Journal Title: STORIA URBANA  
Author/s: Bruno Mussari 
Year:  2007 Issue: 114-115 Language: Italian 
Pages:  26 Pg. 113-138 FullText PDF:  2296 KB

Catanzaro, damaged by aerial bombardment in August and September 1943, was included in the list of neighbourhoods required to produce a Reconstruction Plan. Here, as elsewhere, prevailed the long-past approach of restoring the sanitation and social infrastructure of the historic center through demolition, reconstruction, outward retreat in order to make room for public administration office blocks or for piazzas in the thinned out old town. It was a chance to complete the process of rationalization already underway without straying from the original aim, and without cultural debate as to the way forward. Modernization of the old quarters was implemented piecemeal and in disarticulated fashion, so much so that the city developed haphazardly and the historic center gradually lost its appeal.

Bruno Mussari, in "STORIA URBANA " 114-115/2007, pp. 113-138, DOI:

   

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