Cover Image

An Ontology of Implementation Plans of Historic Centers: A Case Study Concerning Sardinia, Italy

Sabrina Lai, Corrado Zoppi


This paper discusses some key points related to the ontology of implementation plans of historic centers (IPHCs). We study this ontology by discussing its implementation in the context of the provisions of the Sardinian Regional Landscape Plan (RLP), and put in evidence some important general observations, coming from the case study, concerning the utility and effectiveness of the ontological conceptual framework in order to help planners and decision makers understand and structure the assessment process of implementation plans.


Implementation plans of historic centers; Ontologies; Urban renewal

Full Text:



Bentivegna, V. (2005), “Gli aspetti della governance urbana nelle LUDA”[“The aspects concerning urban governance in the LUDA”], Urbanistica Dossier, n. 8(74), INU Edizioni, Rome, pp. 5 - 11.

Comune di Assemini (2012), Piano Particolareggiato del Centro di Antica e Prima Formazione [Implementation Plan of the Center of Antique and Primary Development], available online at (accessed April 2014).

Comune di Cagliari (2011), Piano Particolareggiato del Centro Storico [Implementation Plan of the Historic Center], available online at;jsessionid =8BF4671D5DE9617D3293821977 AB3879 (accessed April 2014).

Comune di Elmas (2012), Piano Particolareggiato del Centro Storico [Implementation Plan of the Historic Center], available online at (accessed April 2014).

Comune di Reggio Emilia (2005), Piano strategico per la valorizzazione della Città storica di Reggio Emilia [Strategic plan for the increase of value of the historic City of Reggio Emilia], available online at [accessed April 2014].

Comune di Reggio Emilia (2011), Piano strutturale comunale di Reggio Emilia, P3.2 Strategie e azioni per la Città storica [Municipal structural plano f the Reggio Emilia, p.3.2 Strategies and actions for the historic City], available online at Sottositi/PSCRE.nsf/0/5EA2768B7578B3D9C12575A5003B1AA0?opendocument&FT=P (accessed April 2014), and at (accessed April 2014).

DeLanda, M (2006), A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity, Continuum, New York.

Comune di Villacidro (2010), Piano Particolareggiato della Zona A [Implementation Plan of theA Zone], available online at Amministrazione/ amministrazionetrasparente/ pianificazionegovernodelterritorio/ PianoParticolareggiatoZonaA.html (accessed April 2014).

Fantin, M. (2013), “Il Masterplan del Centro storico di Vicenza” [“The Masterplan of Vicenza”], Urbanistica, n. 150-151, supplemento, INU Edizioni, Rome, pp. 1 - 34.

Guarino, N. (1998), “Formal ontology in information systems”, in Guarino, N. (ed), Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Proceedings of FOIS’98, IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp 3–15.

Hillier, J (2010), “Introduction to Part Two”, in Hillier, J, Healey, P (eds), The Ashgate Companion to Planning Theory, Ashgate Publishing Limited, Farnham, Surrey, pp 235–250.

Mueller, B., Curwell, S., Turner, J. (2005), “Un modello per il miglioramento delle LUDA: lo sviluppo del collaborative strategic goal oriented programming” [“A model for improving the LUDA: the implementation of the collaborative strategic goal oriented programmino], Urbanistica Dossier, n. 8(74), INU Edizioni, Rome, pp. 14 - 19.

Pretorius, A.J. (2004), “Ontologies. Introduction and overview”, adapted from: Pretorius, A.J., Lexon Visualisation: Visualising Binary Fact Types in Ontology Bases, MSc Thesis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, available online at (accessed April 2014).

Smith, B (2003), “Ontology”, in Floridi, L (ed), Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information, Blackwell, Oxford, pp 155–166, available online at (accessed April 2014).



Article Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

Metrics powered by PLOS ALM


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
This site uses cookies to help deliver services. By using this site, you agree to the use of cookies.
More info.

Direttore responsabile: Rocco Papa | print ISSN 1970-9889 | on line ISSN 1970-9870 | © 2008 | Registrazione: Cancelleria del Tribunale di Napoli, n° 6, 29/01/2008 | Rivista realizzata con Open Journal System e pubblicata dal Centro di Ateneo per le Biblioteche dell'Università di Napoli Federico II.