Ambiente urbano e gestione dei rifiuti

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With some exceptions during the time, the increase of urban waste has een considered as a controversial topic of public interest and removed from many disciplines or fields of knowledge. For a period of time, the is- sue of urban waste management has been neglected by spatial planning be- cause it has been considered as marginal with respect to the disciplinary contents, while it has been delegated (or relegated) to the sectorial planning of environment. Indeed, “the landscape of waste” has been removed from collective interest until the European Landscape Convention, the document that recognizes as part of landscape not only excellent areas, but also areas of everyday life and degraded areas. In Italy, even if the national law on waste management replaces the waste disposal system with the paradigm based on the so called “4R” strategy, many sectorial plans remain obsolete and are disconnected from territorial planning, whereas European policy stresses the need to overcome previous approaches and build a society founded on recycle. The contemporary debate focuses on the “piano territo- riale di coordinamento” (spatial plan), which should harmonize at the vast scale the several sectorial plans of environment and the various landscape aspects. Although spatial and urban planning seems to recover the waste management issue, many aspects remain controversial. Among these, the instrument of Localization Suitability Analysis (as foreseen by sectorial plans on waste management) not always interrelates with urban and spatial planning within a coherent framework of landscape protection, including urban scale; while planning deficiency favors infiltration of mafia within the management of urban waste. The contribute aims at investigating these issues, through exemplar studio cases of some Italian regions.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAmbiente ed ecologia. Per una nuova visione del progetto territoriale.
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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