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La Reaparición del Territorio

by Alberto Magnaghi

pp. 42-61 Issue 7 (4,1) – January-June 2017 ISSN (online): 2539/2239 ISSN (print): 2389-8232 DOI: 1017450/170103


The new attention to places arising from the globalisation crisis has two opposite senses – one pointing at extracting from places the last remains of value they contain, the other at restarting the production of value crushed by the machine civilisation – and two spatial forms: concentration versus polycentrism, megacities versus urban biore- gions. Once analysed the social/territorial models behind this opposition, the paper embraces the second as the true way for a return of territories; describes the necessary steps articulating this process in a territorialist vision; finally, sees its emerging signs in social/ institutional instruments, policies and practices for a new, bottom-up globalisation.


steps and signs for a bottom-up globalisation, The return of territories, centralised megacities vs. polycentric urban bioregions
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