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Urbanistica Cover n.137/2008

Services plan: the experience of the municipality of Reggio Emilia

urban planning, services, participation, reggio emilia,
pianificazione urbana, partecipazione, servizi, qualità,
quality, plans & policies

Maria Sergio

Planning the system of services, no longer focused on quantity but on quality, must be regarded as “an element integrated with the planning process which, together with the other elements (the environment, housing quality and mobility), guides the contents of the town-planning policies of the various homogeneous territorial sectors towards improving the existing critical factors and not creating new risks”. The central idea behind the Services plan is that the future of the city depends on its capacity to offer urban vitality.

This article appears in issue 137 of Urbanistica (pag. 95).