Authors:Saverio Miccoli, Fabrizio Finucci, and Rocco Murro
The paper offers a direct and deliberative multi-dimensional valuation method, open to the active involvement of communities, and describes an experimental application for the selection of the best design idea for the rehabilitation of the Moretta road Area in Via Giulia in Rome. Some of the projects submitted in the ‘Concept and design competition’ were evaluated by a group of ‘judges’. After having explored the problem, the judges discussed among themselves and consulted experts and stakeholders, carrying out a multi-dimensional assessment. The valuation process led them, unanimously, to choose the project they regarded as the best.
As a part of a broad-scale study, this paper examines the current use and utilization potentials of renewable energies in the North Great Plain Region. Due to its structural properties, geographical situation, climate and morphology, the Region sees a most favourable situation in the field of geothermal energy, biomass and solar energy. The analyses having been performed so far support the assumption that agricultural combined energy production has significant potentials in rural development. With the combined exploitation of the renewable energy potential, agriculture in the North Great Plain Region may provide fir the energy demands of its own activities and the local surroundings. Agriculture as the local energy provider may create a new source of incomes in the sector seeing a shortage of financial resources, as well as an opportunity of breakthrough for rural communities.