Studying Cultural Territorial Systems: Introduction

  • Francesco RotondoEmail author
Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)


The main objective of this chapter is to introduce the book as a first result of ongoing research about cultural heritage and landscape as a key for a sustainable local development. A place-based approach is useful to promote cultural territorial systems as the necessary interpretative format to understand the contemporary urban and territorial structure, which is often polarized between metropolitan areas and small and mid-sized towns.


Urban planning Historic centre Cultural heritage 


  1. Barca F (2009) An agenda for a reformed cohesion policy. A place-based approach to meeting European Union challenges and expectations. Independent Report, prepared at the request of DanutaHubner, Commissioner for Regional Policy. Accessed 26 Feb 2015
  2. Lederbogen F, Kirsch P, Haddad L, Streit F, TostH Schuch P, Wüst S, Pruessner JC, Rietschel M, Deuschle M, Meyer-Lindenberg A (2011) City living and urban up bringing affect neural social stress processing in humans. Nature 474:498–501CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. UNESCO (2003) Convention for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage. 01 Feb 2015

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering and ArchitecturePolytechnic University of Bari (Italy)BariItaly

Personalised recommendations