PNRR e Città Metropolitane. La sfida dei Piani Urbani Integrati

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] PNRR and Metropolitan Cities. The challenge of Integrated Urban Plans

Brunetta Baldi, Giulio Citroni, Martino Mazzoleni

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Almost a decade has passed since the entry into force of Law 56/2014 "Delrio", which after many unsuccessful attempts established the Metropolitan Cities: intermediate, second-level bodies that inherited the boundaries and structures of the old provinces, but that they would have to play new roles. Through regional legislation and their own statutory and organizational autonomy, the new entities have been developing in different directions, at times ambiguous, straddling government and governance, with a greater or lesser capacity to institutionalize themselves as stable and autonomous interlocutors and mediators in the processes of territorial policies. The PNRR is grafted onto this fragile and uncertain institutionalization path, with an intervention that directly and massively invests the Metropolitan Cities: the Integrated Urban Plans (PUI). These make almost three billion euros available, distributed in a non-competitive way among the metropolitan bodies, for the improvement of the quality of urban decorum and the social, economic and environmental fabric, and for the reduction of situations of marginalization and degradation. The volume analyzes the elaboration process and the contents of PUIs, through a documentary study of all fourteen cases at a national level and three in-depth case studies in the Metropolitan Cities of Bologna, Milan and Reggio Calabria. The reconstruction of the political and institutional contexts, the comparison with previous territorial programming and planning experiences, and the study of decision-making processes and their outcomes allow us to investigate the point at which the institutionalization of these bodies has arrived and how the PNRR can be factor of consolidation or breaking of their fragile political-administrative balance.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] PNRR and Metropolitan Cities. The challenge of Integrated Urban Plans
Original languageItalian
PublisherEDUCatt - Ente per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario dell’Università Cattolica
Number of pages220
ISBN (Print)979-12-5535-096-5
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • PNRR
  • città metropolitane
  • governance
  • neo-istituzionalismo
  • rigenerazione


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