14 Ott Citiscope: Habitat III A provocative idea? In Italy, Habitat III stakeholders discuss the ‘city as a service’
PALERMO, ITALY — In Italy, the lack of public services is often seen as a brake to the growth of the country’s most undeveloped regions. As such, bringing together urbanists, city leaders and innovators to discuss the “city as a service” could be seen as something of a provocation.
Nevertheless, during a recent Urban Thinkers Campus held here, the Sicilian city showed how the vibrant projects and ideas of its young professionals are contributing to make Italian urban areas, and the entire country, better places to live.