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Contesti. Città, Territori, Progetti is the Journal of Regional and Urban Planning, Studies and Design of the Architecture Department of Florence University. The Journal, considering its editorial structure and the quality of the contributions hosted, represents since many years a credited voice in the field of the urban and regional studies and of the related policies and practices of planning and design. The peculiar profile of the Journal particularly draws on a remarkable attention paid to the meaning and relevance of the cross-disciplinary dialogue in the context of urbanism and planning and by its openess to the manifold disciplinary contributions that can feed and contour a wider field of  “territory and urban sciences”. Moreover, such an approach reflects in the attention paid to the opportunity to grasp with –either in interpretive/analytical and design terms- the complex “bundle” of interwined connections and feed-backs occourring between the current territorial transformative processes and global change drivers. That especially drawing on the  material and cognitive endowments that constitute the long-lasting, evolutionary, “thickeness” of the settlement patterns both at the urban and regional scale.

David Fanfani, University of Florence, Italy


History sometimes presents unexpected crossroads that under the surface of an apparent contingency are actually the result of long-lasting processes which, beyond the intentional actions that produce them, take shape suddenly, marking a divide in history. It is perhaps early to say this with adequate certainty but the outbreak COVID19 and its consequences really seem to represent one of these events.

It is certainly too early for hypotheses and structured arguments that require adequate decantation and observation times. Notwithstanding it is perhaps a good time to call for necessary, open, and transversal reflections, both on a thematic and disciplinary level, at a time when urgency perhaps makes us more sensitive, free and creative in grasping with dramatic contradictions but also potential for the future.

A question for a first account and urgent criticism, therefore, with respect to which Contesti  Journal opens a call that intends to collect a set of contributions, reflections, and solicitations on topics that, although in the obligatory contingency, can constitute an initial map, also made of different and pluralist languages, to guide our scientific community towards more organized further explorations.

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