No. 2 (2023): Ecosystem-based Planning. The contribution of ecosystem services to Urban and Regional Planning innovation

Integrated coast-inland models in Liguria: ecosystem services between plans, policies and innovation

Giorgia Tucci
Università di Genova
Giampiero Lombardini
Department of Architecture and Design, University of Genoa
Angela Pilogallo
Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, Italian National Research Council

Published 2024-05-07

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Tucci, G., Lombardini, G., & Pilogallo, A. (2024). Integrated coast-inland models in Liguria: ecosystem services between plans, policies and innovation . Contesti. Città, Territori, Progetti, (2), 150–169.


The following study focuses on the relationship between the coast and the inland within the context of the Liguria region with the aim of formulating a representation based on integrated physical-spatial models capable of providing possible answers to the territory's urban-social and ecosystem problems. The research identifies two regional contexts of analysis - one in the east and one in the west - that are representative of the critical and fragile phenomena of the entire region, of which it analyses and restores at a spatial level the ecosystem qualities and the degree of innovation that the territory is capable of producing, in order to understand to what extent strategic planning and the investments that recent governance policies generate, reflect on the territorial ecosystem in terms of environmental quality, economic-productive development, socio-cultural dimension and political-technological innovation.


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