Assessing the Effect of Land Use Planning on Soil Savings by SEA

  • Carmelo Maria TorreEmail author
  • Tommaso Passaro
  • Valentina Sannicandro
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10408)


The paper tells about the activity of the Observatory for Soil Saving at the MITO Lab of Bari Polytechnic, with special regard to one piece of a research project, named cs@monitor, devoted at studying the effectiveness of planning regulation against excessive urban expansion. The cs@monitor Project is aiming to support policy of soil preservation, in the context of the Apulian Region. Coherently with such aim, the paper shows a meta-appraisal of regulations and evaluation in land-use planning, referring not only to the articulations of plans and norms, but attempting to consider as well a most truthful analysis of the state of soils, devoted to discover countermeasures versus the process pressure-fragility-impact described in SEA procedure. The main scope is the discover of the potential of analyzing land-take as first step of Environmental Assessment of Urban Plans, as frequently discussed in literature [1, 2, 3].


SEA Soil sail Soil savings Planning regulation Sustainability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmelo Maria Torre
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tommaso Passaro
    • 1
  • Valentina Sannicandro
    • 2
  1. 1.MITO Lab, Department of Civil Engineering Sciences and ArchitecturePolytechnic University of BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Department of ArchitectureUniversity Federico IINapoliItaly

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