On 17 October 2016 (Aula Magna, Lingotto – Torino) Gary Hack, Emeritus Professor, University of Pennsylvania and MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, held a public lecture about the future of the urban form for PhD students in “Architettura. Storia e Progetto”.
On 29 September 2016 (SocialFare, Via Maria Vittoria 38 Turin) Don Carter, founder and director of the “Remaking Cities Institute” at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, presented in Turin his book “Remaking Post Industrial Cities – Lessons from North America and Europe“ (Routledge, 2016).
On this occasion, Professor Matteo Robiglio presented his research, “Adaptive reuse of American Cities Industrial Infrastructure” conducted in the framework of the “German Marshall Fund of Urban and Regional Studies 2015 Fellowship“.
This was the first meeting in which we participated since we chose the subject of our master thesis, the phenomenon of shrinkage in america.
The day after (30 September 2016) the DASP of the Polythencnic of Turin organised a meeting with Don Carter, introduced by prof. Matteo Robiglio and prof. Filippo De Pieri; (Castello del Valentino Sala Feste e Fasti). It was organised for PhD students but we participated as auditors.
We are Giulia and Selene two students studying at the Polytechnic of Turin, master “Costruzione e Città”. We are just starting a masters thesis on “shrinking cities” in America; with the help of our supervisors we would like to analyse the global shrinkage problem and in particular we want study the case of Detroit. We are planning to travel to this city next spring and we created this blog to document our work and our future trip. Any suggestions that can help us with our work are appreciated.
thank you all
Giulia & Selene