Cultural Heritage as a Key for the Development of Cultural and Territorial Integrated Plans

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


After outlining the cornerstones of most shared theories in science relative to local sustainable development, this chapter seeks to illustrate the potential role of cultural heritage to develop cultural and territorial integrated plans for the exploitation of networks of minor historical centres and their landscape systems. What is the role of cultural heritage in territorial systems? What is the relationship between cultural heritage and the surrounding landscape in minor historic centres? This chapter tries to answer these questions according to the more recent literature in this field and cites some examples that are more deeply developed in other chapters of this book.


Cultural integrated plans Historic centre Regional plans 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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