The Peer review has evaluated this group as Good
Our team comprises technicians and experts within the urban-design, architectural and engineering disciplines, who have consolidated a wide and diversified range of analytical, assessing, planning and programming skills relating to master plans, sectorial plans, specialized studies and research activity. Our team has especially focused on the relationship that the different processes of urban settlement have with the territory, the environment and the landscape. The aim is to channel the territorial transformation towards conditions of environmental and social sustainability and safety. Our team has developed a systemic approach to the environmental contexts and has formulated a strategic-process and multi-faced approach to planning, in which the management and review of the plan strategies are the central aspects of the plan. According to this point of view it is fundamental that the planning process is supported by a deep territorial knowledge and that suitable cartographic informations are used. We have specialized in the use of integrated analyses methods - such as the land suitability analysis, territorial risks, landscape analysis, multi-criteria analysis - and in the use of environmental assessment instruments, relating to specific works and, above all, to plans and programs. The following is an indicative but extensive review of our team’s research, work and studies relating to: Territorial Plans, Town Master Plans and their Implementation Programs, Territorial Risk, Sectorial Plans and Studies, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment. Our team has focused on “new governance instruments”, in the context of a crisis of the sources law system, which implies a change in the way to conceive administrative action and institutional relationship. There is a transition from an integration model through binding rules to a different model, inspired to the need to involve also social actors in the decision process and in public function exercise. Consequently, it has become necessary to identify typology, formality, effects of new instruments that try to react to this crisis, examining how the traditional instruments of the public action is changing both at community level and in the national order.
Maria Cristina Treu
Maria Agostina Cabiddu