This article attempts to assess the various ambiguities in the application of the principles of the European Landscape Convention (ELC) in Italy and is divided into two main sections. In the first, a theoretical framework is constructed, analyzing the link between “environment”, “territory” and “landscape”. Attention is focused on the consequences that the different perspectives open up on both the value and operational levels, as well as dealing with attempts at definition. The idea of community is then questioned and some theoretical and practical challenges related to involvement and participation in landscape planning processes are analyzed. In the second part of the paper, the relationship between the city of Palermo (IT) and the Oreto River is taken as an extreme example in the theoretical argumentation and is examined from the perspective of development and current bottom-up practices. The aim of the research is to provide a divergent point of view on the concept of community and identity as this constitutes the foundation of the ELC definition of landscape, through an argumentation that is applicable in general and not only related to particular circumstances, in order to fully apply the ELC also in controversial and peripheral situations where landscape struggles to be accepted by local communities as a common good.

L’articolo, diviso in due sezioni principali, si propone di valutare le possibili ambiguità nell'applicazione dei principi della Convenzione Europea del Paesaggio in Italia. La prima sezione propone un quadro teorico, analizzando le relazioni tra i termini "ambiente", "territorio" e "paesaggio". L'attenzione si concentra sulle conseguenze che le diverse prospettive aprono sia a livello valoriale che operativo, oltre a trattare i tentativi di definizione. L'idea di comunità viene messa in discussione e vengono analizzate alcune sfide teoriche e pratiche legate al coinvolgimento e alla partecipazione nei processi di pianificazione del paesaggio. Nella seconda parte dell’articolo, il rapporto tra la città di Palermo e il fiume Oreto viene preso come esempio estremo nell'argomentazione teorica e viene esaminato dalla prospettiva dello sviluppo e delle attuali pratiche bottom-up. L'obiettivo dello studio è fornire un punto di vista divergente sul concetto di comunità e identità, che costituisce il fondamento della definizione di paesaggio della Convenzione, attraverso un'applicazione, al fine di una piena applicazione anche in situazioni controverse e periferiche in cui il paesaggio fatica a essere accettato dalle comunità locali come bene comune.

Schilleci, F., Giampino, A., Lisi, G. (2023). Which Landscape for Which Community? Opportunities and Pitfalls in the Application of the European Landscape Convention in Uncollaborative Context. SUSTAINABILITY, 15(4), 1-15 [10.3390/su15043486].

Which Landscape for Which Community? Opportunities and Pitfalls in the Application of the European Landscape Convention in Uncollaborative Context

Schilleci, Filippo
;
Giampino, Annalisa
;
Lisi, Gloria
2023-02-14

Abstract

This article attempts to assess the various ambiguities in the application of the principles of the European Landscape Convention (ELC) in Italy and is divided into two main sections. In the first, a theoretical framework is constructed, analyzing the link between “environment”, “territory” and “landscape”. Attention is focused on the consequences that the different perspectives open up on both the value and operational levels, as well as dealing with attempts at definition. The idea of community is then questioned and some theoretical and practical challenges related to involvement and participation in landscape planning processes are analyzed. In the second part of the paper, the relationship between the city of Palermo (IT) and the Oreto River is taken as an extreme example in the theoretical argumentation and is examined from the perspective of development and current bottom-up practices. The aim of the research is to provide a divergent point of view on the concept of community and identity as this constitutes the foundation of the ELC definition of landscape, through an argumentation that is applicable in general and not only related to particular circumstances, in order to fully apply the ELC also in controversial and peripheral situations where landscape struggles to be accepted by local communities as a common good.
14-feb-2023
Settore ICAR/21 - Urbanistica
Schilleci, F., Giampino, A., Lisi, G. (2023). Which Landscape for Which Community? Opportunities and Pitfalls in the Application of the European Landscape Convention in Uncollaborative Context. SUSTAINABILITY, 15(4), 1-15 [10.3390/su15043486].
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