From 2008 to 2007, a large team of architects and urban planners developed the new general masterplan of Milan with a common strategy: the overlapping of new spatial hierarchies to the monocentric structure of the city.
Our project focused on identifying small local centralities within the city and, from these on, the recognition of as many neighborhoods.
The upshot was a map in which zones are no longer delineated according to administrative borders but rather on the basis of social and cultural identity patterns. The eighty-eight districts that emerged, so-called NIL (Local Identity Nuclei), have built a new idea of the city that today is still the principle on which all the planning of local services and the development of tactical urban planning projects is based.
01-The neighborhoods of the city are the places of everyday living.
02-The project establishes that each neighborhood should develop its own contemporary identity.
03-The project establishes that every neighborhood owns a central or a centrality system connected.
04-The project establishes that every neighborhood owns a park at the local scale or a connected system.
05-The project establishes that every neighborhood has a direct connection with the public transport system.
06-The project establishes that every neighborhood is directly in contact with an environmental system or connected to it with a system of “green corridors.”
07-The project establishes that every neighborhood should create, as much as possible, a social “mixitè.”
08-The project establishes that every neighborhood should create, as much as possible, a social “mixitè.”
09-The project establishes that every neighborhood should favor the most pedestrian connections between centrality, public transport, and local services.
10-The project establishes that every neighborhood should divide the crossing traffic from the local one.
- ProjectPGT Milano
- PlaceMilan, IT
- ClientPublic assignment
- Team Nicola Russi: PGT local scale supervisor
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