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Title Sustainability and strategies for ‘rebuilding’ abandoned territories
Author Maria Cristina Forlani, Donatella Radogna
Abstract The study concerns the L’Aquila territory, at a particular point in time (post earthquake), when past and present vulnerabilities call for structural interventions that will ensure powerful and lasting recovery. This article focuses on one particular aspect of the overall work we are carrying out: the identification of appropriate sustainable development materials and technologies for testing in situ. Briefly, and for contextual purposes, we set out the cultural and scientific reference points (familiarity with territorial sustainability levels for appropriate and informed choices) that underpin the research statement; we outline the parallel survey topics that complete the strategic territorial development framework, for a better understanding of the subject. In particular, we refer to actions for promoting a different sort of residentiality underpinned by sustainable mobility, and access to services, new job opportunities in eco-industrial clusters for sustainable building and further opportunities stemming from the integration of the agricultural, energy and tourist sectors.
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Keywords Local development; Green jobs; Eco-sustainable Materials and Components
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