The municipalities of Cesena – 98,000 inhabitants – and Montiano – 1700 inhabitants – face in synergy the experience of the new planning by approaching transversal themes that underlie the five axes of the strategy:

  • addressing the climate and environmental challenge;
  • making the city attractive
  • regenerating and requalifying the city;
  • living the neighborhoods and fractions;
  • enhancing the places and landscapes of production.

The strategic component of the inter-municipal plan aims to guide urban development by interacting with other territorial and urban policies. The strategy has been developed starting from a diagnostic cognitive framework, synthesized through a swot analysis and spatialized in a synthesis cartography; it does not constitute a separate document to be used only for the most complex transformations, but the basis of the choices that guide all the building and urban scale transformations.

The new form of the urban plan finds in its flexibility one of its features: the plan specifies the urban and territorial policies, outlines the project of the public city in a non-conformative way, defines the widespread transformations in the urban fabric identifying performance requirements and conditions of sustainability but does not define areas of transformation and/or regeneration: it is the strategy – together with the sustainability assessment – to guide future choices for the implementation of complex interventions.