Vol. 75 No. 2 (2020):

Integrated strategies for Italian inland and mountain areas: from territorial forestry plans to business networks

Mario Colonico
Università degli Studi La Sapienza, Dipartimento di Architettura e Progetto, Roma.
Luca Di Salvatore
degli Studi del Molise, Campobasso. CREA, Centro di ricerca Foreste e Legno, Arezzo.
Umberto Di Salvatore
CREA, Centro di ricerca Foreste e Legno, Arezzo.
Piermaria Corona
CREA, Centro di ricerca Foreste e Legno, Arezzo.

Published 2020-04-30


  • inland areas,
  • territorial forest plans,
  • business networks,
  • network contract.


The inland and mountain areas are territories characterized by conditions of infrastructural and socio-economic disadvantage, but at the same time rich in environmental and cultural resources. The Italian strategy for inland areas aims to enhance their natural and human capitals. In this context, this work aims to investigate whether and how the territorial forestry plan (PFIT) can be a useful tool to identify the potential of those territories that make up the largest green infrastructure in the country, and to address their development. The question distinctively arises as to how the analyses and interventions provided by the PFITs can stimulate the creation of business networks among the production organizations located in the inland and mountain areas.