By Francesco Rotondo, Francesco Selicato, Vera Marin, Josefina Lopez Galdeano

This publication seeks to reinforce the cultural measurement of sustainable improvement and especially makes a speciality of minor old facilities and their usual and rural landscapes. In a society turning into ever extra globalized, with out territorial regulations within the construction of products and ready to reproduce in China the products and product attribute of South American crafts (to point out simply extremes), the single point which can nonetheless be contextualized is background identification: the results of shut integration among cultural resources, intangible resources and settled groups.

therefore, historical past identification is among the few parts, including ordinary assets, which has the possibility of monetary improvement that continues to be firmly rooted in areas and native populations. those cities are usually the center-piece of city landscapes and geographical parts with unique good points, no longer regularly yet frequently as person locations inside networks of teenybopper old facilities associated by means of shared background, traditions and/or usual components (rivers, forests, river structures or different average elements). they're outdoors the key vacationer networks, no matter if now there's a budding curiosity within the touristic exploitation of those environments. So, they're the proper locations to pursue a sustainable and native improvement with a cultural perspective.

This e-book is a made of the VIVA_EASTPART venture (Valorisation and enhancing of administration of Small historical Centres within the japanese PARTnership region), lower than the EU-funded “ENPI jap Partnership” software. It enhances the extra practically-focused paintings that's in construction from this crew, extra enthusiastic about empirical techniques to the advance of teenage old facilities of the countries concerned. even though the ebook has been encouraged through this learn and dealing adventure, the authors are exclusively chargeable for the content material and reviews presented.

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In contrast, a collective approach, in which entrepreneurs network and cooperate in designing a common action strategy, may help local producers to enhance the quality value of their local products , to have more opportunities to sell collectively, and to collaborate and strengthen society while working together instead of clashing with each other. Development is usually associated with the idea of economic growth, which in the long term may not be sustainable for environment and society. According to this model of constant economic growth, communities tend to forget the possibility of slowing it down to improve social and environmental sustainability.

The COST C27 Action aims to detect best practices by way of comparing case studies in different geographical, social, economic, and environmental contexts. A vocabulary of best practices has been implemented in the final session of the research: The idea is to give theoretical definitions to several key words, dividing them according to urban planning and territorial government issues, starting from the analysis and the experience relative to each case study. That which has been produced is a thematic framework of reading, interpreting, and relating all previous analysis, with examples and references to best practices or planning actions, that is applied to or projected for each case study.

The interaction between heritage and social context ensures the discovery and the development of new meanings and values. …. 21 Rural or Remote Area Development Policies The development of a territory may be considered sustainable when planning is able to maintain a balance between ecological, economic, and social sustainability. Economic sustainability and social sustainability are possible when critical masses are reached (masses of investments, tourists, or resident population), whereas ecological sustainability may be achieved when a balance between these masses and the environment is reached.

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