The paper offers some discussion of the importance of environmental assessment as a major component of planning processes, with the aim of eliminating the concept of "externality" in planning and evaluation processes. The article explains in particular what design points (and not just analytical and evaluative) can be adopted in the strategic environmental assessment in order to transform the VAS into a tool for the urban planning project and not just a non-worthy procedural fulfillment. The contribution refers to some case studies and experiments conducted in recent years in Sicily.
|Title of host publication||Re-cyclical Urbanism. Visions, paradigms and projects for the circular metamorfosis|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
Ronsivalle, D. (2017). No externalities for closed-cycle cities. Strategic environmental assessment and planning. In Re-cyclical Urbanism. Visions, paradigms and projects for the circular metamorfosis (pp. 114-121)