This volume contains the proceedings for the third International “NEWMETROPOLITAN PERSPECTIVES. Local Knowledge and Innovation dynamicstowards territory attractiveness through the implementation ofHorizon/Europe2020/Agenda2030”, which took place on 22–25 May 2018 inReggio Calabria, Italy.The Symposium is jointly promoted by LaborEst (Evaluation and EconomicAppraisal Lab) and CLUDs (Commercial Local Urban Districts Lab), Laboratoriesof the PAU Department, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy, inpartnership with a qualified international network of academic institution and scientific societies.The third edition of “NEW METROPOLITAN PERSPECTIVES” aims to deepenthose factors which contribute to increase cities and territories attractiveness, bothwith theoretical studies and tangible applications.It represents the conclusive event of the Multidisciplinary Approach to PlanSmart Specialisation Strategies for Local Economic Development (MAPS-LED)Research Project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research andInnovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions—RISE 2014.This edition of the Symposium is going to give a specific attention to thoselinkages between innovation dynamics and territories attractiveness, as will bebetter explained by our colleague Carmelina Bevilacqua.In the last decades, metropolitan cities have been studied from different perspectives, according to diverse academic and scientific points of view, but under thecommon attitude towards their spatial dynamics.Recent economic and political developments press the scientific communityaddressing two issues of current relevance:– The spatial implications of the economic and demographic decline of large areasin Europe and Western Countries;– The impact of ICT dissemination on urban/rural environment and, broadly, onthe idea of society.For decades, technical tools, especially in the field of urban planning, have beendeveloped to allow urban and territorial transformations in a context characterizedby expansive dynamics. Looking at the productive system and, within it, the job’sorganization as one of the discriminating elements of territorial transformation, thefollowing question arises: what is the destiny of the industrial and post-industrialcity, known as a place of concentration of workforce and market?These considerations focus the attention of the academic community on thedimension of distant future. The spread of new communication technologies andnew production systems is increasingly pushing everywhere towards the progressive “liquefaction” of the social structures, organizational models and systems thathave been known so far as Bauman‘s intuition. Such a long horizon necessarilyrequires the renewal of a visionary, utopian vision that imagines society of thefuture through a dreamlike dimension of avant-garde. It becomes crucial to debatethe running direction; the profound changes are going on in contemporary societyand its impact on urban/rural environment of the future.We might suggest the anthropic desertification is a phenomenon shared amongthe lagging Regions: increasingly, many people move from their hometowns toreach better places, such as the metropolitan areas, to improve their conditions oflife. Such process inevitably contributes to the general poorness of those Regions,already weakened, by increasing such declining status even more.One of the most important topics to be considered, which more than otherscharacterizes all metropolitan regions, is surely their capacity to attract people, andconsequently capitals. Indeed, territorial policies aim mostly to catch investments inorder to enhance job creation and to positively influence socio-economic indicators.Nevertheless, attractiveness, as explained, is also about people: that is the indicatorwhich can really synthesize a concept which includes both competitiveness andreceiving capability.If we go deeper, competitiveness means: research and innovation, publicadministration efficiency, skilled workforce, facilities, accessibility, credit access,international perspectives, energy cost consumption. As far as the receiving capability, it could be explained as carefulness for urban quality, housing policies,mobility, welfare, health care, security and, of course, job opportunities.Particularly, the papers accepted, about 150, allowed us to develop sixmacro-topics, about “Local Knowledge and Innovation dynamics towards territoryattractiveness” as follows:1 Innovation dynamics, smart cities, ICT;2 Urban regeneration, community-led practices and PPP;3 Local development, inland and urban areas in territorial cohesion strategies;4 Mobility, accessibility, infrastructures;5 Heritage, landscape and identity; and6 Risk management, environment, energy.We are pleased that the International Symposium NMP, thanks to its interdisciplinary character, stimulates growing interests and approvals from the scientificcommunity, at national and international levels.We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have contributed to thesuccess of the third International Symposium “NEWMETROPOLITAN PERSPECTIVES. Local Knowledge and Innovation dynamicstowards territory attractiveness through the implementation ofHorizon/Europe2020”: authors, keynote speakers, session chairs, referees, thescientific committee and the scientific partners, the “Associazione ASTRI” fortechnical and organizational support activities, participants, student volunteers andthose ones that with different roles have contributed to the dissemination and thesuccess of the Symposium; particularly, the academic representatives of theUniversity of Reggio Calabria: the Rector Prof. Pasquale Catanoso, the Vice RectorProf. Marcello Zimbone, the responsible of internationalization Prof. FrancescoMorabito, the Chief of PAU Department Prof. Francesca Martorano.Thank you very much for your support.Last but not least, we would like to thank Springer for the support in theconference proceedings publication.
CALABRO', Francesco (Corresponding)
DELLA SPINA, Lucia (Corresponding)
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