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Les enjeux de la construction d'une ville métropolitaine dans une région polycentrique: le cas de Bologne

Abstract : In Italy, the creation of Metropolitan Cities, which has been discussed since 1990, is now confirmed by law. Through their speeches and their practices, the institutional actors of local and regional authorities are remodeling their relative positions on this new basis. The complexity of this new network of relationships between actors is here approached through the example of Bologna, which is the Emilia-Romagna’s administrative center. Emilia-Romagna is known to be a polycentric region and most of its politician leaders belong to the same political party (the Partito Democratico). In this context marked by the dialectical relation between polycentric development and metropolization, the relationship between the regional institution and the rising Metropolitan City takes various forms. As the State decided to impose the shape of the old provincia, there is no longer competition for the definition of the boundaries of the Metropolitan City, but the draft of the metropolitan status could be a new pretext for the institutions to compete. However, communications are more focused on the idea of a complementarity between the Region and the Metropolitan City. In particular, they both use the same ideas to build a sense of territorial identity.
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Dorian Bernadou. Les enjeux de la construction d'une ville métropolitaine dans une région polycentrique: le cas de Bologne. Métropoles et régions entre concurrences et complémentarités : Regards croisés France / Italie, Planum Publishers, 2015. ⟨halshs-01456508⟩



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