Emergency and spatial planning towards cooperative approaches

Challenges and opportunities in the multi-risk area of Campi Flegrei

Keywords: emergency planning, spatial planning, multi-risk areas


The dependency of risk scenarios on the dynamics of urban transformation clearly highlights the need of ensuring a closer cooperation between spatial and emergency planning processes. So far the relationships between these processes have been rather limited, leading at most to the transposition of the emergency plans' indications in the spatial plans. Nevertheless, more cooperative approaches would be crucial to increase safety, resilience and sustainability of human settlements, above all when the latter are threatened by different hazard factors. In order to explore barriers and opportunities for a better cooperation between emergency and spatial planning tools, this contribution will focus on the Campi Flegrei in the Campania Region (Southern Italy): an area densely populated, hosting a significant historical, cultural, and natural heritage, and prone to volcanic, seismic and hydrogeological hazards. The case study area is also characteized by the coexistence of emergency and spatial planning tools acting on different spatial scales, developed by different actors and not always fully consistent each other. In detail, based on the in-depth analysis of the location and accessibility of emergency facilities, crucial to guarantee an effective response in the aftermath of hazardous events, we will here highlight both the main criticalities of the emergency plans recently carried out for the selected Municipalities and the difficulties and opportunities related to a better integration between spatial and emergency planning at municipal scale.


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Author Biographies

Adriana Galderisi, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design

She is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. PhD in Territorial and Urban Planning. Since 2000, her research activities have been focused on vulnerability of urban systems to environmental risks within national and European projects. She is Author of more than 120 scientific contributions including both articles published in national and international journals and chapters in books.

Giuseppe Guida, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design

He is PhD in Territorial and Urban Planning and currently fixed-term Researcher in Urban Planning at the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, where he teaches Urban Planning. His research activities are mostly focused on metropolitan areas, periurban and landscape urbanism. On these issues he is author of numerous books, scientific articles and chapter in books.

Giada Limongi, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design

She is PhD student in Architecture, Industrial Design and Cultural Heritage at the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. Master’s degree in engineering with a thesis on the interconnection between environmental degradation, territorial risks and climate change in metropolitan areas. Ongoing PhD research is framed into the fields of sustainability, disaster resilience and smart cities. 


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How to Cite
GalderisiA., GuidaG., & LimongiG. (2021). Emergency and spatial planning towards cooperative approaches. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 73-92. https://doi.org/10.6093/1970-9870/7417
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