La forza dei luoghi, la debolezza degli strumenti: il progetto urbano alla prova - A major change is under way. Following a new season of urban policies in Italy, it seems now time to investigate the outcomes and critical points of their implementation. Referring to the work of the Torino research group, the article focuses on the design of projects of new urban development areas. The main questions driving the investigation concern the requirements and conditions allowing housing quality, social and functional blending and integration with the existing city. The main proposition to the reader is a call for moving among projects and places to understand how and if a project produces a place, among places and tools, to understand how and if a specific tool of urban transformation is able to produce the expected results. The observation point, hence the research method, recalls a relation to the specific contexts and a focus on practices and habits in place.
Keywords: Urban project, governance tools, mi ité, urban policies.
Parole chiave: Progetto urbano, strumenti di governo, mi ité, politiche urbane.