In Chicago new forms of crime protection were experienced during the 90’s: they were built on proximity, co-production of safety, empowerment. The Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy is recognized as the best known urban program of community policing for crime prevention and the maintenance of public order supervised by a police department: an experimentation that lasted about twenty years. Read more
Posts from the ‘Shared Territories’ Category
Cristina Bianchetti, Are shared spaces able to rebuild the city?, in Scienze del Territorio -Rivista di Studi Territorialisti, vol 3 del 2015, pp.52-58.
In Italy we’re still talking about the suburbs in the same way. Perhaps, the leaders of the Catholic culture of the late 50s were the first ones, with some anticipation. Since then much has changed. The recent Report made by the group G124, funded and established by Renzo Piano, is an interesting case to test the discourse about “periferie”. On one side, the Report recall those old positions, and describe, in the same way, discomforts and conflicts. On the other side, the projects for the outskirts of Turin, Rome and Catania propose light actions, in search of comfort, beauty and small adjustments.
Cristina Bianchetti, Angelo Sampieri, Spazi della condivisione, in La rivista il Mulino, n°4/14, pp. 594-602.
On April-May 2014, the magazine “Alfabeta2” released “alfaECOLOGIA”, a special issue where Marjetica Potrč presented the project of a self-organized community garden in the Ubuntu Park, in a village-area of Soweto, Sudafrica. Here some questionable statements: “Community gardens represent a new model of public space: they are indeed collectively organized … Part of their success is tied to the failure of existing public spaces. … They are political courtroom: a statement of will to be involved and to affect decisions at neighborhood level by those who are devoted to them…. Community gardens are laboratories of human coexistence, where you can think outside the box … marking out the repositioning from the industrial city towards a new culture of living.”