tM+ Torino Metropoli Aumentata

Piano Strategico Metropolitano 2021-2023

Torino Metropoli Aumentata – Turin Augmented Metropolis is the concise, clear and communicable title that sums up the vision proposed by the MSP for the future of the metropolitan city. The image of augmentation means the construction of a new alliance between the city of Turin and its territory, based on integration and complementarity, rather than opposition and otherness. Augmentation is determined by an updated interpretation of the concept of rebalancing, meant not as uniformity but as the enhancement of the differences and specificities of each metropolitan territorial area. Augmentation is the transition towards a post-Fordist and post-pandemic metropolis, which harmoniously combines the natural and artificial environment, developing the potential of both to build equity, well-being and sustainability.

Year

2021

Scientific coordinator

Scientific managers

Nicola Russi, Francesca Governa, Giuseppe Scellato, Stefania Ravazzi (UniTo), Matteo Tabasso (LINKS Foundation), Alessandro Portinaro (LINKS Foundation), Giulia Melis (LINKS Foundation)

Team

Project manager

in collaboration with

LINKS Foundation, TIRESIA (PoliMi)

Commissioned by

Città Metropolitana di Torino

Tags

#Urbanism #TransformativeUrbanism

Type

Technology transfer

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The Metropolitan Strategic Plan (2021-2023) faces a global challenge: the definition of a new balance between city and territory, development and environment. At the same time, it interprets this challenge starting from a critical comparison with the local situation of the Metropolitan City of Turin, which is specific and exceptional compared to all other similar administrative entities in Italy. Turin is the Italian metropolitan city that includes the greatest variety of territories within its boundaries: it is a metropolitan city of the plain, a metropolitan city of the hills and a metropolitan city of the mountains. This territorial diversity gives rise to unprecedented potential, which the MSP aims to exploit, systematise and implement.

In order to realise this vision, the MSP proposes a substantial paradigm shift, which gives a new centrality to basic infrastructure over sectoral policies. New tangible and intangible infrastructures support hybrid forms of connection and mobility, which are the fundamental prerequisite for quality diffusion in all the territories of the augmented metropolis. The challenge of the MSP is to guarantee equal rights and equal opportunities for citizenship for all its inhabitants in every point of the metropolitan city.

The vision of Torino Metropoli Aumentata is structured within the six programmatic points of Next Generation EU, in coherence with the objectives defined by the Italian Recovery and Resilience Plan. The MSP pragmatically organises its objectives on the funding structure that will make their realisation possible; in this sense it also identifies the objectives of the European cohesion policy and the sectoral programmes that can contribute to the realisation of individual actions. Above all, it includes the affinity of its own high cultural approach with that underlying the European document, and bets on the local implementation of the large-scale, long-term continental vision that it proposes.
The MSP is organised in six axes: Turin Metropolis more productive and innovative (from Digitisation, innovation, competitiveness and culture), Turin Metropolis greener and more ecological (from Green revolution and ecological transition), Turin Metropolis more mobile, accessible and connected (from Infrastructures for sustainable mobility), Turin Metropolis learning more (from Education and research), Turin Metropolis more attractive, fair and equal (from Inclusion and cohesion), Turin Metropolis healthier (from Healthcare).

This framework supports a complex but clearly hierarchical three-level articulation. Each axis includes a series of strategies, and each strategy unfolds into a series of actions to be implemented. In total, the MSP proposes 24 strategies and 111 actions to augment Turin. This tripartite structure underlines the importance of coherence between objectives, policies and actions. The transformation of the metropolitan city can be effectively and positively oriented only through a solid and continuously verified connection between these three scales.

Turin Metropolis more productive and innovative

is the axis dedicated to augmenting the capacity to create value in the various economic sectors (agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, services, trade, public administration) through technology transfer, digitalisation, automation, cooperation in business networks, the construction of supply chains, process and product innovation, and the promotion of the territory and its products. In this way, it aims to augment the number of job and business opportunities and the attractiveness of the Turin metropolitan system for new initiatives and investments.

Turin Metropolis greener and more ecological

includes all the actions aimed at augmenting the ecological, environmental and landscape quality of the metropolitan area. These actions aim to reduce its ecological footprint, redefining its metabolic processes in a circular way, and thus contributing through local actions to the global challenge of climate change.

Turin Metropolis more mobile, accessible and connected

suggests seizing the opportunity of the transformation of home-work commuting cycles to improve connectivity and accessibility to and from the metropolitan territory. It imagines the augmented metropolis as a “90-minutes metropolis” made up of “15-minutes cities”, where ease and comfort of intermodal movement are guaranteed by an integrated and user-oriented model of MAAS-Mobility as a service. It promotes a differentiated use of collective transport over medium and long distances and of alternatives to the private car over medium and short distances. It projects connections outside the metropolitan area with the rest of northern Italy and the global world beyond the Alps, making gateways of metropolitan interest more accessible from all points in the territory.

Turin Metropolis learning more

stresses that it is essential to invest in the structural renewal of the metropolitan school infrastructure, in terms of buildings and the spatial model of education. It proposes seizing the opportunities experienced with distance learning in the pandemic period and hybridising them with the quality of traditional teaching. It includes a series of actions aimed at strengthening and innovating in the field of vocational training, both at upper secondary school and university level. It emphasises the centrality of vocational degree courses, to be put into a system with proposals for lifelong learning and re-training of the already active workforce. It promotes and disseminates hands-on approaches to teaching, also in non-professional areas, as well as early schooling, also with a view to gender balance, experimenting with hybrid forms of decentralised/autonomous management. It promotes the school-territory relationship in all contexts, making the school infrastructure a civic multi-service platform.

Turin Metropolis more attractive, fair and equal

aims to promote equal opportunities for personal and community development in the different parts of the territory and for the entire population of the metropolitan city, so as to make it attractive again for residents and businesses. It includes actions aimed at introducing and supporting new forms of social housing and community residence, adapted to the specificities of the different local contexts, which can bring new inhabitants to areas with weak demographics, as well as prevent and recover situations of social exclusion. It suggests experimenting with and encouraging dual forms of metropolitan residence to strengthen links between the centre and inland areas.

Turin Metropolis healthier

starting from the centrality of the new City of Health of Turin, proposes to invest in an integrated territorial system of education, prevention and diagnosis which promotes equal accessibility of the health system throughout the territory, also through the possibilities of telemedicine and remote diagnostics. Its actions encourage making the environmental quality of the metropolitan city an active public health factor and an enabling infrastructure for a healthy and active lifestyle, as well as promoting health education, supporting active ageing, the social role of the elderly and intergenerational links.

Six axes – and 24 strategies, and 111 actions – but only one territory. It is important to underline that the six axes of the MSP refer to a single territory: the metropolitan city of Turin; considered as a whole as an equal space, but enhanced in its many areas as a place of positive differences. The six axes are declined in each territory but maintain their absolute local and global relevance, and participate as a whole in the unitary objective of the MSP: to augment Turin.