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Urbanistica Cover n.131/2006

Towards the territory orientation plan of the Tuscany Region

regional planning, toscana, pianificazione regionale,
plans & policies

Silvia Viviani

After a decade of regional laws on planning reform, which since 1995 have embodied the shift from town planning to governing the territory, Tuscany is now pondering their effectiveness, studying their consequences, calling a halt and turning the page. The new law of 2005 opens a new scenario of reference to administrators in their job of governing complex urban and territorial developments. The new plan provides internal coherence among its sectoral policies, its development programme and perception of the territory. But above all it is the means for fostering a stream of self-generated, recognizable and coherent responsibilities and capabilities of government.

This article appears in issue 131 of Urbanistica (pag. 112).