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November 08 2013

Giant Cruise Ships to be Banned from Venice Beginning Next Year | Italy Magazine

Giant Cruise Ships to be Banned from Venice Beginning Next Year | Italy Magazine
http://www.italymagazine.com/news/giant-cruise-ships-be-banned-venice-beginning-next-year
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Large cruise ships passing through the Venice lagoon are to be banned effective November 2014, and a limit on smaller cruise vessels will kick in January, government officials in Rome ordered on Tuesday.
The order came following a meeting between Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta, his transport and culture ministers and Venice city officials and regional authorities, discussing how to implement in Venice a law that bans large ships from passing near Italian shores. The law was enacted nationwide following the crash of the Costa Concordia cruise ship in early 2012, which killed 32 people off the coast of Tuscany, but was not applied in Venice where the cruise industry plays a key role in the local economy.
As of January, the traffic volume of cruise ships weighing between 40,000 and 96,000 tonnes must be reduced to no more than five ships per day. The outright ban starting November 2014 only applies to those over 96,000 tonnes (similar to the Costa Concordia).
According to the order, cruise traffic will eventually be rerouted through the Contorta Sant’Angelo Canal. Environmentalists warn that the lagoon surrounding Venice, itself a UNESCO heritage site, is at great risk due to its fragile ecosystem and Venice residents have staged many protests over the invasion of the cruise ships. Currently, cruise ships pass within 300 metres (1,000 feet) of St Mark’s Square. Over the past 15 years, Venice has become one of the world’s most important cruise destinations, with more than 650 cruise ships passing through the city annually.
“Finally the trend towards gigantic ships in the lagoon has been turned around,” the mayor of Venice, Giorgio Orsoni, said in a statement on Tuesday. “We’ve had enough of these mega cruise ships just meters away from San Marco; from now on there will be clear limits on the size of ships that can enter Venice.”

#society
#travel
#Venice
#Large-cruise-ships

September 23 2013

*De Tripoli à Lampedusa, de Bari à Hambourg* ❝Fin mai, Berlin a accusé l'Italie d'avoir donné 500…

De Tripoli à Lampedusa, de Bari à Hambourg

Fin mai, Berlin a accusé l’#Italie d’avoir donné 500 euros à des #migrants pour qu’ils se rendent en #Allemagne. Le ministère de l’intérieur allemand s’est fendu d’un communiqué, repris par la presse sous des gros titres qui faisaient très peur. Par exemple sur le site du quotidien allemand Bild ou celui du quotidien italien la Repubblica. Mais l’incident diplomatique redouté n’a pas eu lieu. Peu de journalistes sont allés vérifier l’information, Rome n’a pas répondu aux accusations de Berlin. Quelques jours plus tard, tout était oublié.

En réalité, en février, l’Italie a décrété la fin du plan d’urgence mis en place pour accueillir les #réfugiés de la guerre en #Libye arrivés par milliers à #Lampedusa au printemps 2011. Afin de pouvoir fermer les centres d’accueil temporaires, Rome a finalement donné des permis de séjour humanitaires aux migrants et entre 400 et 500 euros « d’#argent_de_poche » à chacun pour qu’il se débrouille seul. Le #permis_de_séjour_humanitaire permet de voyager dans l’espace Schengen mais pas de travailler ailleurs qu’en Italie. Sauf que dans une Italie en crise, les usines ferment et le taux de chômage ne cesse d’augmenter, alors une partie des réfugiés de Libye a fait le même choix que de plus en plus d’italiens ces derniers temps : aller tenter leur chance ailleurs, plus au nord.

L’émission Accents d’Europe est allée enquêter en Allemagne et en Italie. Dossier diffusé le 17 juin 2013 sur RFI, émission présentée par Laurent Berthault

http://mathilderome.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/de-tripoli-a-lampedusa-de-bari-a-hambourg

September 13 2013

Self Made Urbanism Rome

Self Made Urbanism Rome

http://www.smur.eu/exhibition/abstract

S.M.U.R.- Abstract

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Rome’s unplanned growth and its diverse forms of informality are an expression of the city’s particular nature and self-willed approach to urbanism. Around a third of the built surfaces in Italy’s capital city were informally occupied by and with its future residents, and constructed without building permission or links to
the urban infrastructure. This phenomenon has a long history and very diverse forms, from self-built provisional accommodation and ethnic Roma settlements to major speculative ventures. The complex history and character of an urban landscape unstructured by any master plan is exemplary of the development of major cities in the early 21st century.

In Italy, the lived practice of self-organisation is also crucially important in current debates and arguments over the beni comuni, public property. After many years of seeing the ‘commons’ misused, public property also needs to be protected against state action as well as private interventions. This, in turn, requires the development of sustainable models of self-organisation. The numerous cultural
locations squatted over the recent years, such as the Teatro Valle Occupato or Cinema America in Rome, testify to the breadth of the movement that desires change. Self Made Urbanism Rome offers a historical framework for a range of experiences of the self-organised city – and not only individual buildings – and, in doing so, also presents new approaches to the future organisation of the public domain and common goods.

#art #urbanisme #architecture

June 28 2013

Banque du Vatican : un évêque corrompu mis en prison

Banque du #Vatican : un évêque corrompu mis en prison
http://fr.myeurop.info/2013/06/28/banque-du-vatican-un-eveque-corrompu-mis-en-prison-11028

Ariel Dumont

Le parquet de Rome, qui enquête depuis deux ans sur la #banque_du_Vatican, vient d'arrêter un évêque accusé de blanchiment. L'affaire intervient après la nomination d'une commission de cardinaux chargée par le pape de lever le voile sur les véritables pratiques de ce sulfureux institut. Le #Pape_François, pris de vitesse (...)

#Société #Économie #Italie #corruption #église_catholique #évêque #IOR #scandale

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