Territorial Attractiveness Monitoring Platform: A Handbook for Policy Planners
Bucharest, Románia : URBASOFIA SRL, Geodetski inštitut Slovenije (2018) , 131 p. ISBN: 9789730279801
131 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2019 Last revised: 5 Feb 2021
Date Written: October 10, 2018
Territorial attractiveness has been through centuries a powerful incentive to mankind for progress, innovation and development, for setting up new targets and horizons as well as ever more complex networks and connections. Because of the attractiveness of known and unknown territories, new ways were opened, new and priceless resources were discovered, and maybe above all, increased interaction among people and cultures all around the globe took place. Most of the ancient legends and myths are about magical territories and heroes looking for hidden treasures and ready to travel across unknown and dangerous lands and seas to get there. Since Gilgamesh and Enkidu traveling to the Cedar Forest, to Jason and his argonauts in quest for the Golden Fleece to the later Middle Age expeditions of Columbus, Magellan or Cook and to the travels and discoveries made during the last centuries to Southern Hemisphere continents or to the Poles until the 20th centuries flights to the moon and beyond, the attractiveness and desire to reach, search, exploit and develop territories is strongly embedded it the evolution of human civilisation and may be considered as a basis for development of present and future global infrastructure, of the myriads of networks of settlements, of innovative and productive activities, and of valuable contributions to perennial culture.
There is no doubt that a Handbook for planners of how to handle and evaluate the territorial attractiveness is of utmost importance and represents a necessary and useful contribution to the existing set of related studies, reports and documents developed during the last decades by the Council of Europe, by the European Union and by the different Member States of the EU. It represents a good response to most of the territorial challenges mentioned by the TA 2020, such as exposure to globalisation, growing regional interdependences, increased diversity, environmental risks, landscapes vulnerabilities and may become an efficient tool to achieving more integration, cohesiveness, inclusiveness, competitiveness and efficient management of natural and cultural heritage.
Keywords: Project Management, regional policy, Regional Planning/Development, Territorial Attractiveness Monitoring Platforms
JEL Classification: I23, O31, R11, C18, D80, I20, I25, M10, M20, O18, O20, O30, O32, O35, O40, P25, P48, R10, R50, R58
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