50 years since Sicily’s earthquake, an urban disaster of a different kind

| January 15, 2018

“The truth is that we were victims of an urban experiment imposed on us from the top,” says the current mayor, Lorenzo Pagliaroli. “But cities cannot be rebuilt in a few years. The old Poggioreale was founded in 1642 and it took 300 years to model it, according to the habits of its people.

Source: 50 years since Sicily’s earthquake, an urban disaster of a different kind | Cities | The Guardian

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