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Connecting the fragmented city by autocatalytic block: hybrid shopping spaces in Carugate, Milan
Titolo Rivista: TERRITORIO 
Autori/Curatori: Arunjyoti Hazarika 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2014 Fascicolo: 68 Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  5 P. 62-66 Dimensione file:  2553 KB
DOI:  10.3280/TR2014-068011
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Commercialisation and shopping are often criticised not only in the public and political debate but also in the academic literature. This article probes urban fragmentation, both physical and social, as a cause of the downside of globalisation and other economic forces. It explains how commercial spaces can be a new catalyst for the integration of (intelligently fragmented) urban spaces. The article goes on to investigate the possibility of integrating commerce with infrastructure and the countryside, to become a new intermodal node for the city of the future, discussing issues like how commercial spaces can use their multi-facetedness to acquire new centrality, rather than remaining isolated objects in the urban landscape.


Keywords: Urban fragmentation; globalisation; shopping

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Arunjyoti Hazarika, in "TERRITORIO" 68/2014, pp. 62-66, DOI:10.3280/TR2014-068011

   

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