“Urban regions in the new cohesion policy: developing an ITI for and from Milano-Bologna urban region”
ESPON IMAGINE Final Regional Forum


Milan (online)

18 May 2021

This event, organized by Politecnico di Milano, Globus et Locus, Sciences Po in collaboration with stakeholders (Città Metropolitana di Milano, Città Metropolitana di Bologna,  Provincia di Pavia, Provincia di Piacenza, AIM, Associazione Interessi Metropolitani, Metrex, POPSU and Warsaw metropolitan area), is part of the ESPON IMAGINE Targeted Analysis.  It is an opportunity to showcase and discuss how the Integrated Territorial Initiatives have been fruitfully implemented in relation to new regional imaginaries and the general objective of the 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy.

Testimonials and protagonist of ITI experiences, together with other EU initiatives based on an integrated, sustainable, interregional approach, have been invited to illustrate the adopted tools and its potentialities and the conditions under which the different tools have been effective and successful.

The aim will be that of generating “usable knowledge”, producing inspirational stories, to be used as testbeds for a local, regional, national approach to the development of an integrated territorial initiative in the Milan Bologna urban region, as well as a pilot experience at national and regional level.

Inspirational stories will be used to generate a dialogue among regional, national and European stakeholders, aiming at delivering the draft of an integrated territorial initiative and a process of reflective knowledge on the nature and role, limits and potentials of ITIs, identifying to what extent these can be considered  promising instruments to support new coordination and cooperation frameworks in European urban regions and corridors, as well as experimental spaces to build territorial cohesion. 

Further information




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Valeria Fedeli-Intro.pdf

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Bernd Scholl.pdf

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Ivan Curzolo.pdf

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Raffaele Cattaneo.pdf

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Maurizio Cabras-Alessandro Oliveri-Francesco Severgnini.pdf

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Isabella Susi Botto IT.pdf

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Piero Bassetti.pdf

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