Principles of regional Planning

First Edition

[only available in Italian Edition]
by Franco Archibugi

Franco Angeli - 1980



In 1980 the book was being presented, on its fourth cover, as follows: “The first superficial – and operative – treatment of a matter of central importance, so far only object of papers and contributions of prevalently interpretative character. The outgrowth of Archibugi’s twenty years of experience in Italy and abroad is shown concretely, step by step, in a clear and easily comprehensible way concerning all aspects – economic, social and territorial – analysing and codifying the various stages through which the elaboration has to proceed.
The privileged reader of the book is the regional operator: the politician and the trade unionist involved in the struggles for the regional development, like the administrator and the functionary, at any level, will find in this “treaty” of regional planning the occasion to reflect deeply on all the “substantial” aspects of the context in which they have to operate. None the less important, nevertheless, is the work for the architect, the town-planner, the socio-sanitary planner, the environmental engineer, the expert in systems theory, the traffic expert, the regional economist – agricultural or industrial, the building trade designer, the analyst of projects, all of which wish to have at their disposal a methodology that has been tried out by the interdisciplinary approach for the problems of planning, and wish to deepen the bonds and conditions of the operative context in which their activities and the issues that derive from them are placed. Finally, for the criteria adopted through editing, this volume consists not only of a work of precise scientific value, but also of an excellent, introductory text for so many – university students or not – who wish to approach the matter, and a valid didactic subsidy for the activities, of a university type or promoted by specialised bodies, of the training of the social operators in the sector of the territorial development and planning.”


Volume I: Methods and Objectives

Part I: General Schemes
1. The planning as process: phases and moments
2. The general scheme of regional plan elaborations

Part II: The Objectives of the Use of Resources
3. The demographic evaluation
4. The evaluation of the probable work offer
5. The analyses and evaluations of territorial resources
6. The evaluation of the objectives: criteria and modality
7. The evaluation of the objectives: classification and measurement
8. Real objectives of consumption and objectives of expenditure
9. The spatial definition in the objectives of the resources employment
10. The evaluation of the productive potentiality

Part III: The Territorial Policy
11. The territorial policy
12. The city policy
13. The principles of the territorial equilibrium
14. The form and metropolitan structure
15. The areas in the regional plan

Volume II: Programmes and Budgets

Part IV: The Planning of Services and Production
16. The planning of residential services and habitations
17. General reflections on the evaluation methods of the needs and political choice
18. The planning of socio-sanitary services
19. The planning of educational services
20. The planning of services for the free-time: culture, sport, recreational activities, social activities
21. The natural environmental protection
22. The planning of political and administrative services
23. The planning of agriculture
24. The industrial planning
25. The planning of commercial services
26. The planning of tourist activities
27. The planning of transport

Part V: Perspective Balances
28. The perspective balance of work
29. The perspective balance of territory
30. The perspective balance of income
31. The financing of the plan
32. The perspective public balance