The ideas to reflect upon provided by the conversion policies analysed and by the plans presented are certainly many and varied. This paper discusses them by looking at the three subjects proposed in the service and by outlining future investigative and experimental activities in Italy and Europe. In the current period of crisis, the convergence between obtaining value from public sector assets and setting urban and regional planning processes in motion, seems to be a crucial issue in European towns and cities. The different conditions of military assets and the variety of the urban and regional contexts and the national reference frameworks constitute challenges which differ in many aspects. Notwithstanding this, some forms of comparison, experimentation and reciprocal learning can be envisaged.
Keywords: European towns and cities; urban transformations; research and experimentation in urban planning