Sustainable Venice: Suggestions for the Future

Sustainable Venice: Suggestions for the Future

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It is universally recognised that Venice and its lagoon are of such value that they constitute an international public good that must be preserved for humanity as a whole. But such an ambitious task requires a diversified, sustainable set of economic activities, mostly focused on the production of services and non-material goods. This complex issue is analyzed using different approaches, with a discussion of the case of Venice as an example of some of the most relevant problems concerning the relation between the environment and development in the contemporary world: the trade-off between preserving an ecosystem and considering it as an economic resource; the evolution of different urban growth scenarios and the preservation of a physical habitat; the role of immaterial production in urban economic development; the nature of tourism as a sustainable activity, considered from both from the environmental and cultural angles; the institutional aspect of governing a process of sustainable urban development.
Readership: A unique resource for environmental and urban managers, policy analysts, students of sustainable development, and anyone else interested in the social and economic implications of preserving one of the most loved and celebrated cities in the world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 271 pages
  • 178.8 x 233.2 x 21.6mm | 585.14g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • V, 271 p.
  • 0792364589
  • 9780792364580

Table of contents

Venice and its Lagoon: A Problem of Local Sustainable Development; I. Musu. The Biodiversity in the Venice Lagoon as the Basis of a Sustainability Project; M. Bon, et al. On the Natural Equilibrium of the Venice Lagoon (Will Venice survive?) A. Rinaldo. Urban Sustainability and Territorial Structure; C. Magnani, T. Pelzel. Material Production in the Municipality of Venice; M. Rispoli, et al. Towards Sustainable Tourism in Venice; J. Van Der Borg, A.P. Russo. Immaterial Production in Venice: Towards a Post-Fordist Economy; E. Rullani, S. Micelli. Governing the Sustainable Development of Venice: Elements of the Institutional Planning Procedure; B. Dente, et al. About the Authors.
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