Perspectives of revitalization of Local Production Systems towards environmental sustainability
The research project concerns the investigation of potential solutions, in the framework of Industrial Ecology, for the valorization/revitalization of Local Production Systems (LPSs), promoting their transition towards more sustainable models of local development, such as the Eco-Industrial Parks (EIPs) model. Common features between the LPS and the EIP model, first of all the geographic proximity of companies, highlight a kind of “suitability” of the LPS model to evolve towards more sustainable models of local development; despite of this, few experiences of implementing Eco-Industrial Parks have been undertaken also in countries such as Italy, characterized by a widespread presence of LPSs. In particular, my research project seeks to investigate what existing preconditions (socio-technical-economic) could promote or prevent the transition process, and if such preconditions may be exploited to define the most suitable solution to apply in different context.
|Institution||Department of Economic Studies - University G. d'Annunzio - Pescara, Italy|