Accessibility challenges in Italian Inner Areas: the case of Valle Arroscia

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Elice Bacci, Giancarlo Cotella, Elisabetta Vitale Brovarone
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/96
Language Italian Pages 9 P. 77-85 File size 844 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2021-096007
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In ‘inner’ rural and mountain areas, the reflection on accessibility implies a shift of perspective with respect to urban contexts. Improving accessibility in these territories means acting on several fronts, not only enhancing the transport offer, but also acting on the local territorial capital, bringing (or bringing back) services, knowledge and interaction. The National Strategy for Inner Areas (snai) points in this direction, promoting a place-based approach grounded, on the one hand, on the provision of the ‘prerequisites’ for territorial development (among which accessibility) and, on the other hand, on local development. Based on the case study of Valle Arroscia, that was analysed in the espon urruc project and is a selected project area of snai, this article explores accessibility issues and challenges for inner areas, and reflects on future directions for development.

Keywords: inner areas; accessibility; policies

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Elice Bacci, Giancarlo Cotella, Elisabetta Vitale Brovarone, La sfida dell’accessibilità nelle aree interne: riflessioni a partire dalla Valle Arroscia in "TERRITORIO" 96/2021, pp 77-85, DOI: 10.3280/TR2021-096007