Post-Cappucino City

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Blogpost about the changes of industrial production in contemporary cities.

Period15 Oct 2017

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Media contributions

  • TitlePost-Cappucino City
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPossible Cities
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionInterestingly, scholars have started discussing the possibility of 'urban re-industrialization' or getting industrial production back to cities. Krzysztof Nawratek, who originally coined the term 'cappuccino city' in 2012, has organised several conferences on the topic, and his recently edited book "Urban Re-Industrialization" (Punctum Books 2017) has emerged out of these. But what would urban re-industrialization be? Naturally it must be post-functionalist, as I have wanted to call it elsewhere (di Marino & Lapintie 2017), that is, not based on the functional division typical of early modernist planning. Making of things, not just digits, must be re-allowed in the urban environment. If this can be done, all the other positive features of urbanity will follow: co-existence, proximity and synergy.f
    Producer/AuthorKimmo Lapintie
    PersonsKimmo Lapintie


  • industrial city, post-industrial city, Tampere, re-industrialization, urban planning