Abstract Re-activated rural territories. Multi-functionality, fruition and social commitment through the experience of the Social cooperative “Lavoro e Non Solo”. The reflection starts from the concepts of territory and landscape and the awareness that rural areas are the result of complex relations and social, cultural, economic stratification. We try to identify the causes of the crisis of traditional agriculture and abandonment of the countryside and how much this is affected by current lifestyles, economy and global competition. We reason about the responsibilities and action chances of urban and regional planning. Multi-functionality in agriculture is a principle that appears helpful in returning economic value to rural territories, repopulating them, restoring their attractiveness, safeguarding their ecologies, providing them with services, protecting them from the effects of urbanization. Beating crisis through quality. Recent data show a repopulation of countryside and an Italy with the highest quality products. In the end, the case of the Social Cooperative “Lavoro e non solo” as an example of good practice reproducible under certain conditions.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||SCIENZE DEL TERRITORIO|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|