ECONOMICS AND TERRITORIAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The geographical approach to local development is centred on analysis of territorial structures and productive system that represent the points of reference of territorial organisation on the basis of which all the incentive policies are created to attract new initiatives for the development of the economic/social fabric From this standpoint, promotional activity will examine the most suitable conditions for the competitive evolution of the local productive system, identifying the proper tools to promote new localisations and productive specifications that respond to the strengthening of its process of internationalisation. At the same time, analysis of the incentive tools will consider human and environmental resources, with special attention to the structure and transformation of the city and its territory.
Course contents summary
The course will cover material pertaining to individual components of the system in terms of:
Institutional and social organisation within the context of globalisation processes.
New concepts of territoriality and local territorial systems .
Analysis of complex regional systems: development from above and from below. Case studies.
Technology, innovation and localising processes. Technology parks.
Specific resources, milieu and innovative milieu
Cities within the globalisation process.
Urban and territorial marketing for strategic territorial management. Case studies.
Miani F., Il territorio come volontà. Politiche di gestione delle risorse territoriali, Azzali Editori, Parma, 2008.