Why is Spatial Planning Important? … Today
The most important motivation for the debate on 8th April 2019, which was initiated by the presentation given by Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu, Senior Urban Development Specialist at the World Bank, focused on the idea that “Urban planning is a standalone language that we all start learning from a very young age”.
The presentation of the World Bank’s expert focused on the seven dimensions of a city (density, structure, distribution of density, permeability, infrastructure, height regime, quality of life), with examples from personal experience and literature in the field. Beyond the results of the studies carried out, there is again a growing interest in the existence of local, punctual interventions, which can be replicated and generalized in other territories as well, through the power of example.