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    DescriptionPeople 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.

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    The Urban Village
    A Charter for Democracy and Local Self-sustainable Development
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alberto Magnaghi, Translated by David Kerr
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 308 g
    ISBN 13: 9781842775813
    ISBN 10: 1842775812

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: POL024000, POL002000
    DC22: 307.1416
    BISAC V2.8: SOC042000
    LC classification: HT169.I8 M
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 307.1/216/0945
    LC classification: HT169.I8 M3413 2005
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: JBSD, KCP, JPQB, KCM, GTP
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    02 December 2005
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    Author Information
    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.
    Table of contents
    Foreword; Introduction; PART 1: THE TERRITORIALIST APPROACH: TOWARDS LOCAL SELF-SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; 1. The Metropolis Form and Deterritorialisation; 2: Beyond the Metropolis Form; 3. The Territory is not a Beast of Burden; 4. The Territorialist Approach; 5. Local Self-Sustainable Development ; 6. The Agents of Change; 7. The Statute of Places; PART 2: VISIONS OF A STRATEGIC SCENARIO PREMISE ; 8. Concrete Utopia and Strategic Scenarios; 9. Projects for Open Spaces: The Landscape of the New Farmers; 10. Cities of Villages, Cities of Cities, Networks of Cities; 11. The New Municipium; 12. Towards the Construction of Urban Village: From the Hypermarkete to Marketing Networks for Local ; Products; 13. Local Project and the South of the World: From Cooperation to the Development of Fair Trade; 14. The Local Project: Summing up a Political Vision