Articles 2008. The World’s Longest Mistake

Ref: Porta S, 2008, The World’s Longest Mistake: Sustainable Urban Design and the Renovation of Social Housing Estates: Also a Disciplinary Problem, Urban scrawl, 2, pp.18-21. Download the paper. ***   *** Italy is not somewhere that you associate with modernist planning. However while most Italian citizens managed to avoided …

Education 2008. Analytical tools for time-conscious urban design

Ref: Porta S. (2008), Analytical tools for time-conscious urban design, in Thwaites K, Romice O, Porta S, Greaves M, Urban Sustainability through Environmental Design, A module in the “Gateways to the Professions” Postgraduate Cross-disciplinary Online Urban Design Programme, Echelon learning Ltd, Reading UK. Download the paper. ***   *** This …

Books 2010: Under the microscope: 20 small towns in Scotland

Ref: Hart L, Hooi J, Romice O, Porta S, (2010), Under the microscope: 20 small towns in Scotland, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK. Download the book: Under the microscope_Part1 Under the microscope_Part2 Under the microscope_Part3 Under the microscope_Part4 Under the microscope_Part5 Under the microscope_Part6 Under the microscope_Part7 Under the microscope_Part8 …

Books 2010: An Comann, 50 Small Scottish Towns

Ref: Hart L, Hooi J, Romice O. (2010), An Comann, 50 Small Scottish Towns, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK. Download the book: An Comman_Part1 An Comman_Part2 An Comman_Part3 An Comman_Part4 An Comman_Part5 An Comman_Part6 An Comman_Part7 An Comman_Part8 An Comman_Part9 An Comman_Part10 ***   *** Small towns are very much …

Books 2007: Urban Sustainability through Environmental Design

Ref: Thwaites K, Romice O, Porta S and Greaves M (2007), Urban Sustainability through Environmental Design: approaches to time, people and place responsive urban spaces, Routledge, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, UK. Download extract in pdf. ***   *** What can architects, landscape architects and urban designers do to make urban …

Articles 2007: Multiple Centrality Assessment: centralità e ordine complesso (Italian)

Ref: Porta S, Latora V (2007), Multiple Centrality Assessment:  centralità e ordine complesso nell’analisi spaziale e nel progetto urbano, «Territorio», 39, 189-202. Download the paper ***   *** «Non c’è spesso così tanta perfezione nei lavori composti di molte parti e realizzati dalla mano di diversi maestri quanto in quelli …