"Cities to inhabit". The new structural municipal plan of Scandiano - Scandiano has changed greatly over the last fifteen years. The production of ceramics has reduced in the current global economic situation to just a few units which maintain research and development and after sales services at Scandiano. As it has gradually lost its industrial role, the town has progressively improved the qualitative features which characterised it in the past in terms of its history, culture and landscape and its habitability as a whole. Scandiano is increasingly seeking to become a ‘town to inhabit’, in the sense not just of residence, but of living quality as a whole. The new structural municipal plan addresses this new identity and four aspects of change in particular: tourism as an economic resource; history and landscape as community values and as conferring identity; the redevelopment and improvement of the existing town; the improvement of community services.
Keywords: Living; structural dimension; development scenarios.