Land Cadastre in Italy for Sustainable Development: Application to Two Parcels of Land in a Geopark in the Process of Being Defined in Corleone (PA-Italy)

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Abstract

Geoparks, like all parks, are UNESCO awards for a sustainable managementof all resources and therefore also of human life. Environmentalemergencies such as climate change, pollution, soil erosion, salinisation,and fires that, together with health emergencies, undermine life on earth,require intervention. The widespread sustainable management of the territoryof a municipality, a region, a nation, or all of them (EuropeanUnion) allows to widen the application of these concepts to reach thelimit of a planet that guarantees life for future generations. The workafter having exposed the motivations of the geopark (an initiative bornby chance), i.e. the surface where the environmental beauties such asthe Canyon of the Corleone River, the Waterfall of the Two Fortresses,the vertical walls with many layers from green (glauconite) to greenishyellow, two huge blocks of limestone called Castles (distinct in Sopranoand Sottano) together with tabular structures give rise to a unique landscapethat characterizes the city of Corleone and its adjacent territory.The application of the principles of the Land Cadastre of the extra-urbanSoil to two plots has made it possible to highlight the ease with whichsustainability can be assessed and also the need to intervene in one plot,giving indications of grazing management to limit or stop the erosionin progress. The water resources of Corleone come from this formation,but also the cheeses that together with durum wheat, oil and wine fromother territories create a rich area that has allowed the population in pastcenturies to pay tyrants to regain their freedom. Today, by networkingthe structures for the reception of visitors, it is possible to create developmentand enhance the local production. This is why Corleone can bedefined as the City of bread, wine, oil, water and breathtaking views andsunsets, the “The city of clean living”.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-161
Number of pages43
JournalOPEN JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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