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The production of intercultural urban landscapes, a multi‑scalar approach: the case of Ballarò, Palermo

Wulff Barreiro, Federico ORCID: and Brito Gonzalez, Oscar 2020. The production of intercultural urban landscapes, a multi‑scalar approach: the case of Ballarò, Palermo. URBAN DESIGN International 25 (3) , pp. 250-265. 10.1057/s41289-020-00126-6

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In the context of the recent migration crisis affecting Europe, and the impact it has had in its public and political landscapes, there is an urgent need to nurture and manage the value of intercultural societies. The quality of intercultural interaction, particularly in the context of public spaces, have a fundamental influence in shaping social and political attitudes about the coexistence of different cultural groups. This paper argues for the role that intercultural place-making has in articulating a meaningful and sustainable inclusion and participation of multiple cultural identities in shaping our urban and public realms, mediating and negotiating an intercultural cohabitation and exchange that could generate social capital and cohesion. The paper proposes a multi-scalar approach to the planning and implementation of intercultural place-making processes, in a way that these may better articulate the intercultural exchange with complex urban and social settings and networks, so to enhance their insertion and role in the construction of cohesive intercultural cities.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN: 1357-5317
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 January 2020
Date of Acceptance: 4 April 2020
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 23:52

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