Resilience as an urban strategy: a comparison of resources and interventions in the European Recovery Plans for the green transition

Keywords: Urban sustainability;, Recovery plans;, Green energy transition;, Covid-19


Starting from the relationship between urban planning and mobility management, TeMA has gradually expanded the view of the covered topics, always following a rigorous scientific in-depth analysis. This section of the Journal, Review Notes, is a continuous update about emerging topics concerning relationships among urban planning, mobility, and environment, thanks to a collection of short scientific papers written by young researchers. The Review Notes are made up of five parts. Each section examines a specific aspect of the broader information storage within the main interests of the TeMA Journal. In particular: the Town Planning International Rules and Legislation. Section aims at presenting the latest updates in the territorial and urban legislative sphere. The ecological transition is one of the most important missions within the recovery and resilience plans that aim towards an increasingly sustainable city model. The reference scientific literature highlights the importance of studying the relationships between energy policy and the physical-functional organization of urban systems. In this direction, the content of this review aims to define the framework of the interventions and resources in the resilience and recovery plans of two European states of Spain and Ireland. We review their ecological and green revolution/transition reforms in a comparative study to Italy and Germany. The aim is to define the role and impacts of these reforms in future urban strategies.


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Author Biographies

Federica Gaglione, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II

She is an engineer, Ph.D. in Civil Systems Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II. Her research concerns the topic of urban accessibility. From August to December 2019, she served as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Aberdeen (UK) undertaking a significant amount of research regarding pedestrian accessibility for older persons.

David Ania Ayiine-Etigo, Department of Geography and Environment, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen

Ayiine-Etigo David Ania is graduating doctoral student from the department of Geography and Environment, at the University of Aberdeen (UK). He has interest in the Political Economy of the Green Economy transition in Africa, with focus on tourism and energy transitions. David obtained a Bachelor's in Political Science and Classical history from the University of Ghana, Legon. Guest Editor at case studies on Transport Policy for Elsevier.


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How to Cite
GaglioneF., & Ayiine-EtigoD. A. (2021). Resilience as an urban strategy: a comparison of resources and interventions in the European Recovery Plans for the green transition. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 14(3), 501-506.