Social and Institutional Innovation in Self-Organising Cities

  • Edited by:
  • Camilla Perrone,
  • Flavia Giallorenzo,
  • Maddalena Rossi,

Today’s scenario is characterized by a global connectivity space where uninterrupted streams of information, people, and goods flow, through multi-scale socio-economic processes. All of this requires rethinking well-accepted mental frames as individual capabilities, businesses actions, social and spatial agglomerations evolve in a new and unceasingly changing landscape. This book contributes to the debate on how cities are redefined in relation to the global connective space and the so-called knowledge-based economy. The authors explore the variable set of functional changes, which are intrinsically linked to the multiplicity of multi-scale processes. The book contains the proceedings of the conference “New sciences and actions for complex cities (Florence, Italy 14-15 December 2017)”.

  • Keywords:
  • Complexity Theories of Cities,
  • Social Innovation,
  • Social Practices,
  • Complex Adaptive Systems,
  • Self-organisation,
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Camilla Perrone

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-5829-0416

Flavia Giallorenzo

University of Florence

Maddalena Rossi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-4915-6749

Camilla Perrone, PhD in Urban, Regional and Environmental Design (2002); Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at University of Florence, Italy. Since 2015 she is the Founding Director of the Research Laboratory of Critical Planning and Design. Her research interests include urban policy.

Flavia Giallorenzo is PhD student in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florence. She is working on urban policy, planning and complexity, focusing on home-sharing platforms. Publications include “Regions are back in town. Un approccio strategico e transcalare alla governance dei confini”, Contesti 1/2018: 204-19.

Maddalena Rossi is PhD in Urban & Regional Planning, and researcher in Department of Urban Planning at Florence University. Her fields of interest cover critical planning and design, collaborative and interactive planning, socio-spatial environmental justice, contemporary regional urbanization processes, cartographic representation as instrument of knowledge.
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