Shrinking Montevideo

December 16th, 2013

Shrinking Montevideo by Isabella Forestieri (POLIMI December 2013)

More than fifty percent of the world’s population now lives in cities, and the figure is expected to increase in the next two decades. However, the common assumption that the global increase in urbanization means that all cities are growing, is false: in every part of the world many cities are actually shrinking. As the city is “context par excellence” where man lives and acts, delineate the trajectories, the phenomena and processes that trigger in these living organisms, which are the cities, it is essential to understand the anthropology of contemporary life, its its unfolding, and to be able to act consequently to improve the liveability the unity and the equity of its inhabitants.

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