La tutela dei paesaggi italiani. Alcune considerazioni a vent'anni dalla Convenzione Europea del Paesaggio
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Safeguarding Italy’s landscape. A series of afterthoughts 20 years after the “European Landscape Convention”
20 years after the European Landscape Convention (Florence, 2000) this essay highlights the ongoing lack of a quality design, commensurate to the landscape features; a brief overview of the state of landscape planning is also provided. It is highlighted a novel perspective introduced in 2017 with the “Carta Nazionale del Paesaggio” (The National Landscape Map) which defines landscape planning as a “Constitutional Act” for the territory. The article investigates the wild proliferation of solar and wind farms (due to the lack of tools for adequate spatial planning in the Italian legislation) and the subsequent turbulent transformation of rural areas, some of notable beauty, in the South of Italy. Combatting climate change without a total disruption of the surroundings it is an epochal challenge that must be addressed.