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Sustainable development of deprived urban communities has become acritical issue due to the combined phenomenon of population growth and urbanization in the last 50 years. A clear improvement of policy options open to small and deprived urban communities constitute a guaranty to gear towards sustainable development.
For the last four years, the group of international experts involved in the COST Action C27 "Sustainable Development Policies for Minor Deprived Urban Communities" has successfully singled out indicators and specific techniques to analyse the threats to sustainability and cultural heritage waste as well as specific planning protocols and techniques guaranteeing a correct effectiveness of planning tools, and finally particular eco-engineering techniques in order to start or help the revitalisation processes; all of these were developed in order to give information to local authorities and to create a civic society which can challenge unsustainable local development proposals. It is clear that the coverage of the broad range of sectors and activities is a strong point of Action (e.g. forestry, tourism, regional planning, environmental protection, park management) as is the exhaustive state of the art related scientific literature.
This COST Action effectively highlights the purpose of COST as an enabling agent for bringing local or domestic issues to international level, and for the development of operational approaches that are easy to implement and benefit European Science, Society or Economy, thanks to constructive collaboration.
COST Action C27 constitutes one Action within the portfolio of the COST Domain “Transport and Urban Development” which deals with transport issues, land use planning and management within or around urban areas, environmental management, urban-rural relationships, safety and security, reconstruction, rehabilitation and renovation, disaster management, logistics, and cultural heritage as well component related to engineering, construction, and architecture of urban structures. The Domain involves scientists, practitioners, decision-makers and industry in basic and applied research activities based on integrated and interdisciplinary approaches. These lead to technical developments, standards and policy recommendations.
2) C27 Action Final Scientific Report
3) De-growth, Inequality and Poverty
4) MDUC and Land Management
5) MDUC and Supra-Regional Strategies
6) Concepts for City Development in Czech Republic
7) SDP in MDUC Hellenic Case Studies
8) Urban Densification and Abandoned Areas Regeneration
9) Strategic Cultural Heritage Conservation Policies, Stary Sacz, Poland
10) The Master Plan for The Mining Park of The Colline Metallifere,Tuscany, Italy
11) Deprivation and Wealth in Sardinia and Landscape Preservation
12) Salamiou Village Restoration, Cyprus
13) Galatista Village Regeneration, Central Macedonia, Greece.
14) Time and Diversity to Public City Regeneration
15) UE Rural Development Policy and MDUC
16) The Grey Areas of the Competitiveness Approach
17) Regional Policy in Switzerland: A Focus on Innovation and Knowledge
18) Public Transport Services in Rural Regions, Czech Republic
19) The Agrivillage as a Rur-Urban Settlement
20) Sustainable Development Strategies for a Dry Region, Naâma, Algeria
21) MDUC and Territorial Governance: Case Study Analysis and Best Practices Handbook
22) In Praise of the Hinterland. Getting Beyond the Coastline
23) Sustainable Tourism and Resources Planning of Deprived Mediterranean Areas
24) Coastal Development and Tourism in the Mediterranean Area for the Enhancement of Minor Historical Centres
25) Franciacorta: a Rich Territory, but Deprived of its Own Image
26) Development Scenarios in Contignaco and Taro Valleys, Parma, Italy
27) Small Tourism Development Policies in Cyprus Thematic bibliography
(a cura di) Paolo Ventura, Enrique J. Calderon, Michela Tiboni