Landscape Planning at the Local Level

  • Luigi La Riccia

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Luigi La Riccia
    Pages 1-5
  3. Luigi La Riccia
    Pages 61-70
  4. Luigi La Riccia
    Pages 167-172
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 173-176

About this book


The book, showing virtuous examples of urban planning in Italy and Europe, exposes certain doubts and open questions: what is the new role of urban planning? What actions / rules are now achievable for the protection, planning and management of local-scale landscapes? The overall reflections gathered in the book contribute to suggest innovative visions about landscape planning at local scale, seen as first steps towards a more functional change of perspective.

New landscapes are the result of local planning practices that no longer seem able to “understand” the current society through urban design. Public space and new urban centralities interact with the increasingly complex functions of social life and mark the distance from territorial values, relying less and less on physical relationships (economic and functional) and increasingly on symbolic and intangible relationships, as ‘cultural identity’. Landscape is essential for the sustainable future of the urban and rural territory: the landscape quality is a factor of economic competitiveness and acts also as a factor of social cohesion and integration.


Italian landscape planning Public space design Urban planning perspectives Social cohesion in cities Regional planning Urban planning policies

Authors and affiliations

  • Luigi La Riccia
    • 1
  1. 1.Interuniversity Department of Urban and Regional Studies and PlanningPolitecnico e Università di TorinoTurinItaly

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