The Eu Sustainable Development Strategy considers the creation of sustainable communities as the way to improve life quality and to pursue a low-carbon economy path. This entails a planning of sustainable local development able to integrate needs of peripheral areas, tackling the Eu polycentric tendency, in order to maintain their economic activity and attractiveness. The starting point is a sustainable local development able to intercept green economy sectors, through a multidisciplinary approach. An approach difficult to tackle especially in non-urban areas where local authorities lack enough resources to train or hire a professional ad hoc. The result is often a fragmented local planning, increasing territorial polarization.

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