A Map of Hutopolis sumarizes a research programme that extrapolates the lessons learned from the Chinese hutongs into the realm of visionary scenarios applicable to new models of urbanization.

In the making of the city only an orchestra of voices and thoughts played out by a large variety of citizens, policy-makers, professionals and researchers could lead towards a balanced and sustainable living and working city, that is why the research seized upon the objectivity of foreign researchers, complemented with the knowledge of local teams, and worked to turn it into a productive exchange.  

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 The research has counted with the support of governmental institutions, private companies, universities, urban planners, conservationists, architects, editors, film-makers, graphic designers, artists and a large number of enthusiasts and citizens who embrace the idea of an urban evolution for better cities. 


Cultural sharing
Sara Fontana (Politecnico di Milano) Tutors: Davide Fassi, Agnese Rebaglio, Lucilla Zanolari.

Density vs Dencity
Davide Giauna, Federica Zunino, Sara Amielli (University of Genoa) Tutor: Massimiliano Giberti.

Eco hutong
Veronica Maggini, Eleonora Bertolotto (University of Genoa) Tutor: Valter Scelsi.

Fractal to complexity
Ana María Robles, Ángel Martín, Enrique Rollón, Eva Otobalea (University of Valladolid) Tutor: Pedro Luis Gallego.

Green in between
Linda Pinardi Feletti (Politecnico di Milano) Tutors: Davide Fassi, Agnese Rebaglio, Lucilla Zanolari.

Identities in comparison
Alexandra Kostenchuck, Anastasia Vasilyeva, Artem Kalashyan, Ekaterina Levitskaya, Elena Litovinskaya, Evgenia Novgorodova, Nuriya Gabdulkhakova, Tatyana Manchenko (Strelka Institute) Tutors: Giannatonio Bongiorno, Eugenia Murialdo, Luis Aguirre Manso, prof. Luisa Collina, prof. Frans Vogelaar, prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi.

Little stimulation
Anni Lei, Li Lin, Michele Galeotto, Yan Han (Tsinghua University) Tutor: Tu Shan.

Living in a Pixel
Ana Castaño, Gema Álvarez, Luis Gutiérrez, Mario Díez (University of Valladolid) Tutor: Pedro Luis Gallego.

No fence
Anna Laura Urbani (Politecnico di Milano) Tutors: Davide Fassi, Agnese Rebaglio, Lucilla Zanolari.

Diego Laguía (University of Valencia) Tutor: Jose María Lozano.

Urban interiors
Giulia Cattaruzza (Politecnico di Milano) Tutors: Davide Fassi, Agnese Rebaglio, Lucilla Zanolari.

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