SUSPENDED TERRITORIES AND WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITIES AFTER CENTRAL ITALY EARTHQUAKE OF 2016

Risultato della ricerca: Conference contribution

Abstract

Nowadays cities are experiencing an unprecedented rate of growth, most of peripheral rural regions are facing shrinking phenomena. While globalization promotes strong economicconcentrations in a few urban centers, peripherical regions are negatively affected by decreasing population and impending impoverishment, due to the lack of policy and the failure to develop andmaintain rural economies. Although natural disasters accelerate these trends, the shock created by these unexpected events may generate a “window of opportunity”, linked both to risk-reductionprocesses and to transition paths towards more desirable futures. Earthquakes, more than other natural disasters, destabilize local systems and reveal the vulnerability of the environment; thesedisasters lead to an introduction of “state of exception”, in which a whole set of temporal regimes is created to exit from the emergency management phase (short-and medium-term) and lead torecovery and reconstruction of the build environment (long-term). This review aims to discuss tendencies in post-disaster management in the central Apennines after 2016 earthquake, since thisshrinking rural region is slowly leaving the emergency phase and it’s starting to plan the reconstruction in the medium-long term. According to the UNISDR Sendai Framework for DisasterRisk Reduction, the reconstruction phase is a critical opportunity to “Building Back Better”. In order to achieve this priority, we suggest new scenarios based on a multi-scalar approach and on ruralurban linkages and interactions. This is a new kind of chance for the rural areas to valuing the importance of the landscape and the environment. The creation of clusters of highly efficientmultifunctional agriculture and production of common public goods it is seen as an opportunity to create future ecosystems and new types of cultural production.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospitePLANNING FOR TRANSITION : Book of Abstracts
Pagine477-477
Numero di pagine1
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

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