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Landscape planning in the context of European spatial planning: integration, cooperation, partecipation and perception

Lai, Sabrina (2009) Landscape planning in the context of European spatial planning: integration, cooperation, partecipation and perception. [Doctoral Thesis]



The Sardinian Regional Plan for the Landscape (PPR) was approved in 2006 as a response to statutory requirements and urgency to manage conflicts between environmental and economic needs in coastal areas. For these areas, the Sardinian PPR sets rules and policies to protect landscape and cultural identity. In order to achieve these aims, it provides prescriptive rules and indicative policies to be implemented by means of other plans, among which great importance is given to municipal master plans. This study seeks to understand the nature of the Sardinian PPR by examining its contents and process, and to evaluate to what extent it achieves its aim, that of delivering a balanced, sustainable development in coastal areas. The plan has been studied by using different tools: an extensive study of the documents of the PPR, a literature review on spatial planning to assess its nature, in-depth interviews which provided insights on the preparation, contents, strengths and weaknesses of the plan. The research succeeded in putting the Sardinian PPR in the context of spatial planning by assessing its (partial) fulfilment of four criteria, identified from literature as key features of spatial plans: ability to provide a framework for other plans, vision, inclusiveness, and deliverability. The assessment of the potential delivery of sustainable development in the island by means of qualitative research proved to be challenging. While there is some evidence of commitment to environmental sustainability, economic and social effects were questioned, especially with reference to issues of participation and cooperation between different institutions. Although this study examines only a particular plan approved in Italy in compliance with the national law ‘On Cultural Heritage and Landscape’, the finding of this research can provide useful suggestions to enhance the delivery of sustainable development by means of other similar plans.

Item Type:Doctoral Thesis
Date:January 2009
Tutor:Zoppi, Corrado
PhD classes:Ciclo 20 > Ingegneria del territorio
Coordinator:Querzoli, Corrado
Institution:Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari
Divisions:Dipartimenti (fino a dicembre 2011) > Dipartimento di Ingegneria del territorio
Subjects:Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/20 Tecnica e pianificazione urbanistica
Uncontrolled Keywords:spatial planning, piani paesaggistici, partecipazione, caratterizzazione del paesaggio
ID Code:485
Deposited On:14 Dec 2009 14:19

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