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Collaborative Strategic Planning: Improving Consciousness Of Belonging And Resilience


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WIT Press


I. Rossetti


This case, as a part of a Ph.D. dissertation on the professional knowhow of collaborative policies, concerning Roma V 2030, a strategic planning policy on the territory of the fifth Rome municipality. This experience starts from the assumption that strategic planning can be defined as a collective building of a shared vision for the future of a given territory, through processes of participation, discussion and listening. It is indeed a pact between directors, actors, citizens and other partners to achieve this vision through a strategy and a series of subsequent projects to improve resilience. From March until October 2015, the fifth Rome municipality implemented a strategic planning process in order to adopt a resilient policy instrument and to deepen its knowledge of the territory, sharing tools with the communal offices of Rome, which is one of the 100 Resilient Cities of the socalled international project of the Rockefeller Foundation. The idea to develop a territorial investigation and to look to the next fifteen years comes from the municipality who has to consider the daily stimuli of its citizenship, often referring to urgent and contingent needs, in a broader framework of local policies. The aim of the study is to highlight the importance of the adaptability of professional practices of the professionals and practitioners involved in the process. Additionally, the sense of belonging, as an aim of strategic planning, especially in those geographically reformed urban contexts in need of experiencing forms of regeneration and renewal is investigated.


strategic planning, public policies, resilience, collaborative approaches