Il territorio come infrastruttura

Scoppetta, Cecilia (2012) Il territorio come infrastruttura. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 5 (1). pp. 33-48. ISSN 1970-9870

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Even for the evident "similarities" with the results of scientific and technological evolution of the "network society", during the 90s the network metaphor has established itself as a dominant "image", to which link the understanding/interpretation (project) of the contemporary complexity (city/territory/society). This resulted in new descriptions/interpretations (projects) of the city and of the territory that move from the "material" and "immaterial" organization of the network itself. However, not always the "reduction" operated within planning was able to highlight limitations and contradictions inherent in the network metaphor as an interpretative key. In fact, the planning “speech” seems to focus primarily on "technical" issues – which certainly are not irrelevant – as congestion of flows, inadequacy of logistics platforms and, more generally, as regards the Italian case, the serious and continuing infrastructure deficit: all factors that determine an undeniable impact on efficiency and competitiveness, on accessibility to services and on the timing of city use. But what, however, seems to be necessary is the overcoming of the still too sectoral approach towards a truly integrated planning pattern. This difficulty can be traced to some issues/problems of a structural nature that, historically, characterized the political-cultural and disciplinary Italian context. In the light of these problems, large territorial networks eventually take, at most, the role of (probable) elements of a "scenario" and not that of strategic development factors. An example of these difficulties is given by the recent territorial plan of the Province of Rome. The article suggests the assumption of the European strategic and multi-level approach, based on the concept of “infrastructural corridor”, towards the overcoming of the highlighted problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infrastructure, planning, multilevel approach
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 620 Ingegneria e attivita' affini
700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 08:23
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 15:59

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