Target: The Outskirts

Renzo Piano on Urban Outskirts

Renzo Piano 

We are an extraordinary and beautiful country, but at the same time a fragile one. The landscape is fragile, and so are the cities, especially at their edges, where no time or money has been devoted to upkeep. But these peripheral areas are indeed the city of the future, the places that attract human energy, and that we will eventually leave as a legacy to our children. The urban outskirts, too, need a gigantic mending operation...

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