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Urbanistica Cover 129

A thematic strategy on the urban environment

urban development, town planning, pianificazione
urbana, sostenibilità, sviluppo urbano, sustainabilty,
education & research

Elio Manti

With the Communication from Commission to the Council and the European Parliament relative on Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment, COM (2005) 718 11 January 2006, the European Commission has defined a reference frame for environmental policies and for sustainable development in European urban areas. The Strategy remarks that the integrated approach to the urban environmental management realized by adopting strategic action plans is the one which allows better performance. It strongly advises local authorities to adopt appropriate measures to further a wide recourse to integrated management.

This article appears in issue 129 of Urbanistica (pag. 24).