The Quality in Spatial Development
These disciplinary and professional trends correspond to some substantial changes in planning topics. The link between regulation, design and development is undoubtedly at the centre of attention. If the modern urbanism tradition was formed as an attempt to control – according to goals of collective interest – spontaneous processes of intense industrial development, it has been clear for some time that the conditions have changed. The emerging problems concern the management of the urban crisis, revitalisation of declining regional systems, attraction of exogenous resources that can sustain new development, but at the same time the attenuation of the negative impacts of these processes on local contexts. The evolution of the planning discourse is also important.