Sustainability Patterns and Policy Fit: Evidences from a Mixed Approach Applied in a Euro-Mediterranean Area (Alento Basin, Campania Region, Italy)

Author/s Giovanni Quaranta, Rosanna Salvia
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/2 Language English
Pages 23 P. 59-81 File size 313 KB
DOI 10.3280/RISS2014-002005
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Rural areas are characterized by highly heterogeneous landscapes; rural mosaics, which are home to varying intensities of land-use and processes of deactivation and abandonment. The study discussed in this paper proposes a method for the integrated analysis of these rural areas which combines the analysis of land cover dynamics, using GIS, with an assessment of socio-economic dynamics, reconstructed through the combined use of indicators and local history. The method, applied to a socio-ecological system which is representative of the Mediterranean basin, is proposed as a tool to support sustainability processes and the territorialisation of rural polices.

Keywords: Landscape dynamics, land use change, rural development, rural socioecological systems, rural policies, rural resilience, land degradation, scrub encroachment

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Giovanni Quaranta, Rosanna Salvia, Sustainability Patterns and Policy Fit: Evidences from a Mixed Approach Applied in a Euro-Mediterranean Area (Alento Basin, Campania Region, Italy) in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 2/2014, pp 59-81, DOI: 10.3280/RISS2014-002005