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Urbanistica Cover 132

Strategic plans: risks and critical issues

pianificazione strategica, stategic planning,
education & research

Francesco Gastaldi

According to a survey recently promoted by Censis-Rur, there are about 70 strategic planning projects currently under way in Italy, being at different stage of development. Such diffusion could be a positive sign if it stood for, for each area involved, a greater consciousness on the territory potential and on the different possible pathways of future development. Unfortunately, this is not the standard situation currently taking place in Italy: if we carefully analyse case by case all the projects under way, we can find out that homologations, imitations and quite limiting interpretations are prevailing.

This article appears in issue 132 of Urbanistica (pag. 112).