Cities: advantages & disadvantages of concentration | Alessandro Balducci | TEDxPolitecnicodiMilanoU

Cities are the result of concentration of people, companies, information, infrastructures. They will continue to attract because they respond to needs. In doing so they are creating a number of problems which are planetary problems. So, what can we do?

Alessandro Balducci, Ms in Architecture and PhD in Urban and Regional Planning, is Full professor of Planning and Urban Policies at the Politecnico di Milano. Has been Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning of the City of Milan, Vice Rector of Politecnico di Milano, director of the PhD program in Spatial Planning and Urban Development, President of AESOP, founding member of EURA, and chair of the Italian Society of Urbanists (SIU). Among the last publications he has co-edited with Louis Albrechts and Jean Hillier Situated practices of Strategic Planning: an International Perspective Routledge 2017.

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