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Coping with the Pandemic in Fragile Cities

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Part of the book sub series: PoliMI SpringerBriefs (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Uncertainty: Ontologies

    • Gabriele Pasqui
    Pages 1-13
  3. Ecology: Politics

    • Gabriele Pasqui
    Pages 15-24
  4. Bodies: Propinquity

    • Gabriele Pasqui
    Pages 25-31
  5. Cities: Space/Time

    • Gabriele Pasqui
    Pages 33-43
  6. Inequalities: Peripheries

    • Gabriele Pasqui
    Pages 45-54
  7. Planning: Preparedness

    • Gabriele Pasqui
    Pages 55-63
  8. Policies: Antifragility

    • Gabriele Pasqui
    Pages 65-78
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 79-86

About this book

This book explores the effects of covid-19 crisis on cities and urban areas
and proposes approaches and solutions to invert the pandemic's negative
impact. The covid-19 crisis has had significant impacts on public health, on
the everyday lives of millions of people, and on the use of urban spaces at
all levels. All over the world, cities have been at the forefront of a crisis
that have worsened socio-spatial inequalities between regions and inside
urban areas. The book examines three aspects of the connection between
pandemic and urban issues: the relevance of spatial and territorial
variables in the explanation of pandemic dynamics and consequences in
fragile cities; the assumption of radical uncertainty as the conceptual
framework for a new approach to urban planning, in a phase of raise of
public investments; and the design of urban policies aimed at facing the
material and symbolic effects of pandemic on the practices of use of spaces
and places, in a context characterized by a plurality of populations and
forms of life.

Keywords

  • covid-19
  • urban planning
  • urban investments
  • pandemic's impact
  • socio-spatial inequalities
  • political ecology

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DASTU), Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

    Gabriele Pasqui

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eBook USD 39.99
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Softcover Book USD 54.99
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