Environment and Urbanization in Modern Italy

Environment and Urbanization in Modern Italy

by Federico Paolini

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From the second half of the 1940s, when postwar reconstruction began in Italy, there were three notable driving forces of environmental change: the uncontrollable process of urban drift, fueled by considerable migratory flows from the countryside and southern regions toward the cities where large-scale productive activities were beginning to amass; unruly industrial development, which was tolerated since it was seen as the necessary tribute to be paid to progress and modernization; and mass consumption. In his fourth book, Federico Paolini presents a series of essays ranging from the uses of natural resources, to environmental problems caused by means of transport, to issues concerning environmental politics and the dynamics of the environment movement. Paolini concludes the book with a forecast about the environmental problems that will emerge in the public debate of the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822987253
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 03/31/2020
Series: Pittsburgh Hist Urban Environ
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 246
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Federico Paolini is an associate professor at the University of Campania.

Table of Contents

Contents List of Acronyms and Abbreviations Introduction Part I: Natural Resorces and their Uses 1: The Economic and Environmental Impacts of Biomass, Solar, and Mini-Wind Power Plants: The World, Italy, and Tuscany 2: The Environmental Impact of Urbanization and Industrializa-tion in the Greater Florence Area, 1945–2011 3: Florence and Its Waters: Water Management Policies in a Central Italian City, 1944–1980 4: Industries, Tourism, and the Environment: A Case Study of Tuscany’s Central-Southern Coast Part II: Mobility and the Environment 5: The Environmental Impact of the Car on Italian Cities, 1950–1974 6: Transportation and the Environment in Italy, 1944–2006 7: Cars and Emissions Regulation in Italy, 1950–2008 Part III: Politics 8: Environmental Knowledge, Urban Planning, and Political Decisions in Italy from 1850 to the Present 9: The Parabola of Italian Environmentalism: From the Centrality of Associationism to the Success of NIMBY Localism 10: Popular Initiative Movements and the Commons: Promotion of an Alternative Economic Model or Defense of the Particular? Notes Bibliography Index

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