Post-Growth Planning: Cities Beyond the Market Economy

Book presentation

10.05.2023 17:00 - 18:30 CEST

Federico Savini will be presenting the book "Post-Growth Planning: Cities Beyond the Market Economy", which he co-edited with António Ferreira and Kim Carlotta von Schönfeld.

'This book draws on a wide range of conceptual and empirical materials to identify and examine planning and policy approaches that move beyond the imperative of perpetual economic growth. It sketches out a path towards planning theories and practices that can break the cyclical process of urban expansion, crises, and recovery that negatively affect ecosystems and human lives.

To reduce the dramatic social and environmental impact of urbanization, this book offers both a critique of growth-led urban development and a prefiguration of ecologically regenerative and socially just ways of organizing cities and regions. It uncovers emerging possibilities for post-growth planning in the fields of collective housing, mobility, urban commoning, ecological land-use, urban–rural symbiosis, and alternative planning worldviews. It provides a toolkit of concepts and real-life examples for urban scholars, urbanists, activists, architects, and designers seeking to make cities prosper within planetary boundaries.'

DiscussantsYvonne Rydin (UCL) and Elisabetta Mocca (University of Vienna)

After the presentation there will also be time for a Q&A.

This will be an online event using the zoom platform. Please note it will be recorded.

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8am San Francisco | 10am Bogota | 4pm London | 5pm Vienna | 8.30pm New Delhi | 11pm Shanghai | 1am Sydney