Over a year elapsed from fi nal approval of Bologna’s new urban planning tools and the outline of updates for the processes transforming the city described here. Separating the two was the brief administration of Mayor Delbono and the extended compulsory management under Special Commissioner Cancellieri, against a backdrop of recession and ensuing slowdown of the building and infrastructures sectors. The article reviews the transformations in progress, observing them in the order identifi ed by the Strategic Plan for their application and guidance, with the territorial fi gures of the ‘seven cities’. The actions for this period also included the urgent priorities submitted by the Commissioner for redevelopment of the old city centre, in particular its public spaces.
Keywords: Plan; process; transformation