The incremental recognition of the importance of land as a finite resource has led to the adop-tion and implementation of an increasing number of sustainable land use practices in European cities and regions. This paper reflects on these experiences, building on the evidence collected in the framework of the ESPON SUPER pan-European research project. In particular, the authors look at the contents of the project’s intervention database, which includes 235 examples of sus-tainable urbanization interventions gathered from all around Europe. In doing so, they reflect on the outcomes of these interventions, focusing on both their scope and objectives and the types of instruments that were adopted in their implementation. On this basis, the contribution sug-gests a number of recommendations and warnings for decision and policy–makers aiming at promoting a more sustainable use of land, bearing in mind that no ‘right instruments’ or ‘right targets’ exist that could prove successful for all European cities and regions.

Towards Sustainable Urbanization. Learning from What’s Out There / Solly, Alys; Berisha, Erblin; Cotella, Giancarlo. - In: LAND. - ISSN 2073-445X. - ELETTRONICO. - 10:356(2021), pp. 1-23. [10.3390/land10040356]

Towards Sustainable Urbanization. Learning from What’s Out There

Alys Solly;Erblin Berisha;Giancarlo Cotella
2021

Abstract

The incremental recognition of the importance of land as a finite resource has led to the adop-tion and implementation of an increasing number of sustainable land use practices in European cities and regions. This paper reflects on these experiences, building on the evidence collected in the framework of the ESPON SUPER pan-European research project. In particular, the authors look at the contents of the project’s intervention database, which includes 235 examples of sus-tainable urbanization interventions gathered from all around Europe. In doing so, they reflect on the outcomes of these interventions, focusing on both their scope and objectives and the types of instruments that were adopted in their implementation. On this basis, the contribution sug-gests a number of recommendations and warnings for decision and policy–makers aiming at promoting a more sustainable use of land, bearing in mind that no ‘right instruments’ or ‘right targets’ exist that could prove successful for all European cities and regions.
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