The economic crisis that currently affects the European continent requires a different viewpoint of the concept of development. In the center of this discussion there are the cities, which were always considered the engine of economic and social development, but which today are places of various uneconomical factors, caused by their constant, unplanned and uncontrolled growth. The soil and its conservative management, in particular, stands out as the topic on which to build a new Social Development Model, This model should pay attention to urban environment issues, should be able to balance the needs of a restructuring of environmental and landscape components. At the same time, it should create added value and wealth through the development of production activities and new markets that do not reduce the production capacity of ecosystem services. The main object of the proposed model are degraded and abandoned lands within the city, for which 'useful' employment ranges from landscape and ecosystem services to biomass production (food, energy).

The role of Free Urbanized Lands for a New Development Model for Cities

SANTARELLI, ANDREA;DI LUDOVICO, DONATO;
2013-01-01

Abstract

The economic crisis that currently affects the European continent requires a different viewpoint of the concept of development. In the center of this discussion there are the cities, which were always considered the engine of economic and social development, but which today are places of various uneconomical factors, caused by their constant, unplanned and uncontrolled growth. The soil and its conservative management, in particular, stands out as the topic on which to build a new Social Development Model, This model should pay attention to urban environment issues, should be able to balance the needs of a restructuring of environmental and landscape components. At the same time, it should create added value and wealth through the development of production activities and new markets that do not reduce the production capacity of ecosystem services. The main object of the proposed model are degraded and abandoned lands within the city, for which 'useful' employment ranges from landscape and ecosystem services to biomass production (food, energy).
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