WIT Press


Coastal Zones Along The Adriatic Sea: Italian And Cross-border Experiences

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CC150201

Volume

148

Pages

12

Page Range

237 - 248

Published

2015

Size

2,695 kb

Author(s)

D. Cialdea

Abstract

In the panorama of Planning Policies in Cross-Border States along the Adriatic Sea, the analysis of different territorial realities makes it clear that the coastline is a “critical zone” for town and country planning. The fragmentation of coastal areas, caused by residential constructions often unrelated to planning policies, generates a lot of areas that need to be reorganized. This paper aims to illustrate the results of international comparative studies in planning coastal areas, undertaken in the L.A.Co.S.T.A. Laboratory of the University of Molise. This work involves a comparative analysis of urban and territorial planning processes in force in Italy, Albania and Croatia. Italian processes aim to unify the concepts of “urban” and “landscape” that traditionally followed different planning and legislative schemes. In the Balkan States, the planning processes derive from a historical and political context profoundly marked by events from 1991 to today. The main laws of land-use planning were drawn up after 1991, ex novo or as replacements for existing ones, proposing a totally different system from the previous one, where existing.

Keywords

landscape, planning, waterfront