The QLandQLife Tool

  • Mariano Pierantozzi
  • Roberta Cocci Grifoni
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


In recent decades, the city and the broader concept of the territory have experienced a metamorphosis: from usable physical resources and controllable, designable space to a new interpretation of the urban system. This system is complex, so the inadequacy of linear planning becomes clear when faced with an increasingly strong need for multiple intelligible responses. The ideal of the city as a “single element” has been substituted by the concept of “system city”, going beyond the model of a city that can be decomposed and simplified to attain an interpretation of the system as a “complex unit”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Architecture and DesignUniversity of CamerinoAscoli PicenoItaly

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