publication . Article . 2019

"The City Is the Best Teacher": A Review of the Educating City in Europe and China

Patrizi, Elisabetta; Xu, Zhuqing; d'Aniello, Fabrizio; Polenta, Stefano;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Jun 2019
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
The Athenians thought that a city, understood as a community made up of people with different needs and potential, had the primary task of educating its citizens, in order to favour their harmonious integration in the polis and their active participation in the polis’ life. From this cultural perspective, admirably synthesized by Plutarch through the expression “the city is the best teacher,” we can trace the roots of the current concept of the educating city. This article aims to explore the various dimensions of the educating city concept, by demonstrating, how only cities that are able to activate different educational processes (formal and informal) can be a...
Subjects
free text keywords: educating city; lifelong education; extra-scholastic spaces; social integration; metropolis form
Funded by
EC| TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA
Project
TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA
Transition towards urban sustainability through socially integrative cities in the EU and in China
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 770141
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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