Over the next ten years, the changes taking place in Milan’s urban landscape, architecture and industry will radically transform the profile of the metropolis itself and the surrounding region.
regeneration, the decision to invest in Milan as an exhibition centre of European and worldwide excellence, the city’s candidature to host the 2015 Universal Expo and, lastly, plans to give a new identity and purpose to long-abandoned urban areas are all levers of profound change. The aim is to modernize the city and improve its quality of life, making sustainability and global competitiveness its credentials for the third millennium.
is no coincidence that prominent Italian and international architects are involved in this gigantic “make-over” of the city and its metropolitan region. Major projects promoted by both public and private operators bear the signatures, among others, of: Massimiliano Fuksas for the new Rho Pero Exhibition Centre; Peter Wilson for the new European library; Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki, Daniel Libeskind and Pier Paolo Maggiora for the Citylife project, Cesar Pelli for Città della Moda, while Norman Foster and Renzo Piano have been commissioned to design two new private residential quarters.
But another challenge is to achieve this transformation while striking the right balance between built up areas and nature, ensuring green spaces for leisure and socialization. for Milan is thus to have a Green Belt, promoted by the Province of Milan and supported by private social associations. The ambitious aim is to gird the city, within the next twenty years, by linking up parks and green spaces and planting trees all along the current ring roads.
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OSMI - Borsa Immobiliare di Milano
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Associazione di Interessi Metropolitani
Associazione Aree Urbane Dismesse
City of Milan
Urban Center - Milano
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Centro Studi PIM