Between the Planned and the Lived City: New Road, New Dawn

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The material discussed in this chapter concerns the experiential qualities and representations of how urban dwellers may occupy the city. The chapter aims at a better understanding of the multisensory city and at exploring how its mediations could add to representing, describing and designing city spaces in different and innovative ways. By advancing a new spectrum of experience and engagement, designers have the potential to shape the cities that are re-presented. Currently, there is a gap between the ‘planned’ and the ‘lived’ city and a lack of focus on socio-spatial practices often prevents a ‘potential’ city from becoming an ‘effective’ city. In order to bridge the gap, we can read the city in a different way, paying more attention to actual patterns of activity, in sensory terms. To do this we must look to multi- and interdisciplinary studies with a spatial focus on different sensory dimensions and urban life.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign innovations for contemporary interiors and civic art
EditorsLuciano Crespi
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781522506676
ISBN (Print)9781522506669
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2016


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