1st Edition

Resilient Landscapes Post-crisis Local Development and Sustainable Society

    212 Pages 8 Color & 27 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    212 Pages 8 Color & 27 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In recent years, resilient districts have become territorial contexts for projects designed to respond to the needs of local communities, through the exploitation of landscape peculiarities to overcome the economic crisis. This volume offers a comprehensive insight on sustainable development of local territories. It recommends the planning of local interventions through the integration of sustainable development with resilience of local systems. The chapters originate from either individual or collective work independently conducted, but at the same time integrated by scholars from different academic backgrounds, among which environmental and agrarian sciences, social and economic disciplines, and urban planning and landscape design are included.


    Matteo Clemente, Barbara Ermini, Francesco Chelli and Jesús Rodrigo-Comino

    Smart Districts, Smart Landscapes?

    Matteo Clemente, Clio Ciaschini, Giovanni Quaranta, Rosanna Salvia and Luca Salvati

    Landscape Resilience and Territorial Dynamics in Inner Areas Affected by Landslides

    Tiziana Simoniello, Clio Ciaschini and Vito Imbrenda

    Rural Resilience Landscapes and Farmers’ Perception Facing Land Degradation Due to Soil Erosion in the Mediterranean: The Use of Nature-based Solutions for Cultivated Land

    Jesús Rodrigo-Comino and Artemi Cerdà

    Attitudes and Behavior of the Society of Mytilene Island, Greece towards Refugee-Immigrant Issue

    Kostas Rontos, Nikolaos Nagopoulos, Maria-Eleni Syrmali, Nikolaos Panagos and Elisavet Thravalou

    Population Contexts, Economic Crisis, and the Non-Demographic Policy Implementation in Greece

    Konstantinos Rontos, Clio Ciaschini and Barbara Ermini

    Can European Mechanisms Contribute to the Effective Control of the Phenomenon of Political Budget Cycles? The Case of Greece

    George Petrakos, Kostas Rontos, Chara Vavoura and Ioannis Vavouras

    Fact or Myth? The Modifiable Area Unit Problem (MAUP) in Measuring Residential Segregation of Foreigners in Italy

    Federico Benassi and Salvatore Strozza

    Resilience, Talent Attraction, and Brain Drain since the 2008 Economic Crisis in Spanish Regions

    Miguel González–Leonardo and Antonio–López–Gay

    Setting–up the Public Space: From the Temporary use of the City to user–centered Design for Resilient Communities

    Matteo Clemente


    Matteo Clemente, PhD, is Researcher in Landscape Architecture at Tuscia University (Viterbo) and he holds courses in Landscape Planning. His research interests are focused on the themes of redevelopment of the contemporary city, with particular reference to the re-design of public space, from the scale of urban design to that of landscape design and temporary installations.

    Jesús Rodrigo-Comino, Assistant Professor in the Department of Regional and Physical Geography at the University of Granada (Spain). He completed his first PhD in Geography at the University of Málaga (Spain) and Trier (Germany) in 2018 and the second one in the engineering of Geomatics and Topography at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2023). His current research interests include soil geography, regional geography and land degradation.

    Francesco M. Chelli is Full-time Professor of Economic Statistics at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences of Polytechnic University of Marche (Ancona), and, at the moment, member of ISTAT Council. He holds courses of Economic and Methodological Statistics. His research interests range from topics as Input-Output models, welfare indicators, spatial statistics and demographic dynamics.