The city and natural resources

Pandemic disaster can be a driving force for new perspective

Keywords: Fragility, Pandemic, Climate Adaptation Plan, River, Landscape

Abstract

The fragility of cities came into crisis with the event of the recent Covid19 pandemic. This paper contains some reflections, born during the preparation of the next National Table for River Contracts. The city needs the territory and the pandemic can be a driving force for new perspectives, in which the urban condition can be revisited with a view to improving its quality. Recent Climate Adaptation Plans, which some cities are drawing up, has to be reinforced by considerations involving natural elements. Cities crossed by rivers are fully included in the objectives of the Policy 2 "A greener Europe" of the Cohesion Policy will be financed by the Cohesion Fund, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund + (ESF +) in the period 2021-2027.

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Author Biography

Donatella Cialdea, L.a.co.s.t.a. Laboratory University of Molise

Full Professor (Urban Planning) at the University of Molise since 1988. She is the Director of the Laboratory L.A.Co.S.T.A. (Laboratory for activities relating to Territorial and Environmental Development) at the University of Molise in order to prepare students and operators in the Geographical Information Systems field. Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 2009 to 2012 and the Coordinator of the PhD Course in “Landscape Analysis and Valorisation” at the University of Molise and the University of Sassari based consortium. She was the Scientific Coordinator of the International Master Level I Pro.D.U.C.T.I.V.E. Coast (Proposal for the Development of Urban and Coastal Territory in relation to the Value of the Environment), aimed at the technical-scientific training of a specific professional figure - the Selective Interpreter of Territorial Data. At present she is a Vice-President of the National Landscape Committee of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage. She is also a Member of the Italian Steering Committee for the River Contracts.

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Published
2020-06-19
How to Cite
Cialdea, D. (2020). The city and natural resources. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 67-79. https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/6861
Section
Special Issue - Covid-19 vs City-20