11 September 1966
Photograph by Lorenzo Pizzamiglio, Publifoto
© Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archive
The Gallaratese district was a new development built from the 1960s to the 1980s, without a coordinated design, but based on unbridled real estate speculation that covered an area of large blocks with low-cost housing projects. The random arrangement of the constructions worsened certain problematic issues, such as the lack of green areas and the almost exclusive focus on housing, without other types of development. The absence of productive and commercial activities contributed to make Gallaratese a “dormitory” district. In the photograph, a group of children with a ball demands more play areas.