Description - The Urban Village by Alberto Magnaghi
People want a better quality of life now, genuine environmental responsibility, and local control over their own futures. The Urban Village is a seminal intellectual and practical contribution to the construction of such possibilities. It introduces new ideas, like territorial patrimony, and sustainable, local-level autonomous development, describing both the methodological aspects and the visionary, alternative communities which could become possible. Professor Magnaghi sees these as being profoundly democratic, environmentally sustainable, and embodying sufficient local economic strength to resist globalization. Another potential gain would be an increase in social well-being as measured by the quality of life, solidarity, and the development of non-commercial caring relations.
Buy The Urban Village by Alberto Magnaghi from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - The Urban Village by Alberto Magnaghi
Book Reviews - The Urban Village by Alberto Magnaghi
Author Biography - Alberto Magnaghi
Alberto Magnaghi is professor of land use planning at the University of Florence, where he runs a nationwide research programme on the importance of local resources in Italy's various regions. He has published many scholarly books and articles, including his Charter for a New Municipium, presented to the World Social Forum at Porto Alegre in 2002.