Sustainable Strategies and Projects

WHAT

What is a strategic plan?•It is a political, long-range programme for territorial development: it is neither a “wish list”, nor an urban planning instrument imposing restrictions or constraints on the territory.•It is a flexible territorial governance instrument, already “tested” by several European cities and territories, aimed to direct and coordinate local development policies.•It maintains continuity with the programs, projects, processes and policies already operating on the territory, coordinating and enhancing them and giving them a wider and shared perspective

•It is a territorial growth and renewal platform, involving the cultural, environmental, social and economic aspects of an area in the implementation of an endogenous and sustainable development process.

•It is the result of a negotiation between public and private stakeholders, who work together to define a common development path, find out strategic goals and commit resources to achieve them.

•It is an auto-promotional instrument for public administrations, helping them achieve and effectively manage funds for local development.