Policy makers cannot ignore a careful assessment of the territories involved in their actions, requiring quantitative information that should be robust and capillary, able to synthesize complex/cross-thematic phenomena, and organized in large statistical sets. However, many of these data sets are stuck on a macrolevel of detail (e.g. national/regional), unsuitable for micro-territorial analyses, and instead of being geared toward the support of territorial planning are mostly descriptive. The authors developed 100% Lombardia, a statistical platform able to fill this gap, providing more than 160 indicators for the Lombardy region with a timespan running from 2001 to 2015. 100% Lombardia has been designed to support territorial planning and it has been successfully used in various regional policies, discussed in the paper, thus constituting a valuable micro-territorial policy making tool.
Keywords: Micro-territorial indicators; local policy making; 100% Lombardia