Urban Manufacturing: the case of Brussels in the research Cities of Making

Fabio Vanin, Alessandra Marcon

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Abstract

Faced with the challenges posed by the growing economic, social and environmental imbalances, the question of the transition of the European territories towards a more circular system of production and resource management seems to emerge as an opportunity to reflect on the distribution of wealth. Specifically, the article examines some territories and the role that urban manufacturing can play in accompanying the transition from the current linear production model to a circular one, to ease the consequences of consumption and the dependence relationships of cities from outside territories, but also to rebalance inequalities in management and resource allocation.
The article is based on the first results of the Cities of Making research (JPI-Urban Europe, 2017-2019), which focuses on the role of urban manufacturing in the cities of London, Rotterdam-The Hague and Brussels. In addition to these three regions
metropolitan areas, other European cities today reflect on the need to establish spatial and political strategies for industry.
In the manner of American Urban Manufacturing, production suggests the construction of new relationship systems and opportunities towards a model of socio-economically resilient city, despite the difficulty of coexistence in the same context interested industrial processes and everyday urban life.
Translated title of the contributionUrban Manufacturing: the case of Brussels in the research Cities of Making
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationXXI Conferenza Nazionale SIU CONFINI, MOVIMENTI, LUOGHI. POLITICHE E PROGETTI PER CITTÀ E TERRITORI IN TRANSIZIONE
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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