(Good) government of the consumption of the territory is now one of the most difficult challenges facing planning and all the other sciences that contribute to the design of effective urban and territorial policies. With a view to contributing to debate on such issues, the authors reflect on the new forms of public decision-making, on the potential of territorial equalisation and on other sizing mechanisms, with reference both to the areas under transformation and the consolidated urban contexts. Based on an in-depth investigation of regeneration, requalification and densification projects for urban areas or metropolitan regions in Italy, Europe or the rest of the world, the text suggests various strategies for intervention with reference to the Tuscan case.
University of Florence, Italy
Camilla Perrone, architect with a PhD, is a researcher at the University of Florence where she lectures on Town and Territorial Policies. She has been a visiting fellow at the York University of Toronto and visiting professor at the Universität Tübingen. She has recently published: Per una pianificazione a misura di territorio, Firenze University Press, 2011.
Gianfranco Gorelli, architect, was a professor at Florence University where he coordinated numerous researches. He has recently been engaged in the drafting of the plans for Prato and Grosseto. His publications include: Dalla crescita alla tutela. Quarant'anni di governo del territorio a Fiesole (1960-2000) , Polistampa, 2004.