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Urbanistica Cover n.137/2008

The stages of the process

urban planning, participation, town planning,
reggio emilia, pianificazione urbana, plans & policies

Maria Sergio

In the last 15 years some considerable changes have taken place in Reggio Emilia, of economic type (positive quantitative indicators with regard to new enterprises, the Gdp, the employment rate, new jobs, an increase in the active population employed, etc.) and of social type (population growth, in particular of non-Community persons), which, together with the downturn in resources, have caused an imbalance between the ‘private’ and the ‘public’ city. A start has now been made on defining an overall, structural and strategic project, with the approval of the town-planning instruments introduced by Regional law 20/2000, in a process that should reconcile the strategic aspects with structural ones, in a dialogue with the community.

This article appears in issue 137 of Urbanistica (pag. 65).