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What is urbanity? How and where can it be experienced today and in what way
does it condition our perception of the city? And which role does art play
in the current discussions about the urbane?
Through theoretical analyses and practical suggestions, this book explores
the issue of how urban potentials can be discovered and exploited.
Contributions from art, architecture, sociology and cultural studies offer
a critical and emphatic approach to the “city” phenomenon, concentrating
before all on actual cities. Examples from Rotterdam, Dresden, Wrocław,
Budapest and Salzburg shed light on an international theme and present
artistic strategies to strengthen alternative planning methods and models
of action. (urban potentials) clearly demonstrates how wasteland and
contradictions can be useful to the development of the urbane.