The stories and interpretations of participation that make up this book are the result of research carried out during the drafting of the new law on participation, subsequently approved by the Tuscan Regional Authority (L.R. 69/07). The context is presented in two introductory essays that discuss some of the most relevant issues of participation This is followed by a section consisting of thirty-eight factsheets that critically address several of the Tuscan participatory experiences, broken down into five interpretational 'boxes': governance, decisional democracy, participatory planning, social self-organisation and conflict. Emerging from the cases analysed is a variegated landscape of experiences of interactive planning, with lights and shadows, significant results and difficulties, related primarily to the implementation phase of the projects. The authors seek to recount and valorise certain of the more original and innovative pioneering experiences, and to offer food for thought for the greater spread and enhanced efficacy of participatory practices, interactive planning and social self-organisation.
University of Florence, Italy
GIANCARLO PABA, professor of territorial planning at the University of Florence and in charge of the degree course on planning and design of the city and the territory, deals with urban and territorial planning, participatory planning and sustainable cities for boys and girls.
ANNA LISA PECORIELLO, a town planner and member of Lapei (Workshop for ecological settlement planning of the University of Florence), is a temporary researcher in the Department of Town and Territorial Planning of the University of Florence. She deals with participatory planning and assisted self-construction.
CAMILLA PERRONE, a researcher in the Department of Town and Territorial Planning of the University of Florence, deals with participatory planning and has collaborated with numerous Italian and international research institutes; she also contributed to the drafting of the Regional Law 69/07.
FRANCESCA RISPOLI, a Lapei researcher and expert in participatory processes and fair trade, is a temporary researcher in the Planning Department of the IUAV university of Venice, where she deals with issues related to territorial planning.
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