Alessandro Bonifazi

Alessandro Bonifazi
Politecnico di Bari | Poliba

PhD in Spatial Planning and Urban Studies
Focusing on energy cooperation and food strategies to investigate territoriality in ecological transitions

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Introduction
My main research interest is in urban sustainability, with a focus on ecological planning and civic engagement. My current lines of research include urban food strategies, urban sprawl and soil sealing, local energy transitions and climate change adaptation, urban and environmental commons, and integrated coastal planning. I am also based at an independent research centre (www.iteras.org), where I deal with action-research approaches to territorial innovation.
Additional affiliations
August 2014 - present
Politecnico di Bari
Position
  • Researcher, research manager
Description
  • I am involved in the set up of a research centre on spatial data infrastructure. I focus on three themes: land use, land take and climate change; integrated coastal zone management; open data, digital engagement and environmental citizenship.

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Publications (41)
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Gender segregation is considered a significant problem in the modern period, where urban planning may play a role in facilitating male and female use of public spaces, or overlook their different needs in the city. Urban spatial use has been linked to many factors in previous studies. One important factor to consider here is the pattern of land-use...
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Until recently, sustainable development (SD) has come to represent the dominant discourse within the fields of environmental policymaking and spatial planning. However, the growing pressure brought by climate risk is questioning the status of SD as the organising principle for human development and global governance. On the other hand, climate chan...
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L’ambiente costiero rappresenta un campo di applicazione dei metodi di pianificazione e valutazione territoriale estremamente stimolante, in quanto zona di transizione tra terra e mare – lungo la quale si susseguono e si intrecciano, in modo articolato e dinamico aspetti ambientali, paesaggistici e socio-economici. Le trasformazioni costiere dovute...
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In questo contributo, si seguono le tracce della transizione del sistema alimentare locale di Bari a partire dalle numerose esperienze di agricoltura civica che aspirano a riannodare i fili dell’inclusione sociale, della sovranità alimentare e degli approcci agroecosistemici, a condizione di emanciparsi dalla precarietà degli assetti organizzativi...
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The paper shows the first result of a research project, aiming at considering new useful environmental indicators that will be useful to describe, such as a unique parameter, the environmental impact of spatial artificialization of land. The well known concept of “soil take” can support the evolution towards new concepts, related to global environm...
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In the field of environmental protection, the reference to ecosystem services (ES) - the benefits that human beings derive, directly or indirectly, from ecosystem functions- is increasingly widespread. The objectives of the new energy strategy try to combine two public interests: Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and the landscape and its cultural, en...
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From the beginning of the 21st century, following major global and European initiatives such as the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005) and The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity (2010), the idea that ecosystem services could be used as a decision support tool, gained considerable importance in several fields: from economy to public policy,...
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The production context linked to the agricultural sector in Basilicata is not very competitive, especially in international contexts. In fact, there are few companies that occupy a good market position beyond the border. The reasons are to be found in the high degree of fragmentation, in the high percentage of small businesses, mainly family-run, a...
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In Basilicata region (Italy), the “Lagonegro-Rotonda” cycling route had been realized in the framework of the policy instrument “The Pact” (Basilicata Region Development Pact - DGR 517 of 17 May 2016) managed by Basilicata Region Mobility and Infrastructures department. The realization of this cycling project involved eight Municipalities under lea...
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The term ‘polycentrism’ describes a model of territorial settlement of all human activities in which there are a plurality of connected centres. Polycentrism refers to two very important aspects: the morphological one, which concerns the distribution of built environment in the territory, and the functional one, which concerns the relations between...
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This paper investigates how agri-food research and innovation (R&I) activity may interact with sustainable local development processes. The focus is on smart specialisation strategies and partnerships between agri-food business and research organisations, established under the open innovation paradigm. An exploratory study is carried out on recent...
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Resilience has become a popular term in spatial planning, often replacing sustainability as a reference frame. However, different concepts and understandings are embedded within it, which calls for keeping a critical stance about its widespread use. In this paper, we engage with the resilience turn in spatial planning and we dwell on the relation b...
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Since its very inception in the late decades of the twentieth century, environmental assessment (EA) has been imbued with a complex interplay of power, knowledge and values. Despite instrumental rationality seemingly dominating current practices, actors are faced with growing relational complexity and seem to be slowly becoming increasingly mindful...
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The value of seaside tourism, its economic dimension, are generated above all by the competitiveness of the coast, especially in sandy beaches, surrounded by valuable landscape contexts, and well connected in terms of services, accessibility, accessibility, and degree of “amenities”.
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The aim of the research has been to investigate and explore social agriculture in the periurban area of Bari, in order to understand whether and how far it is spreading, and whether there are the conditions for it to have a positive impact on economic development in these areas where social relations in the local communities are fragile. This preli...
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Over time, theories, models and methods have used scientific knowledge and structured data to model the relationships occurring across agents and places in a variety of domains. Recently, the diffusion of Social Networks is opening new research scenarios. Huge flows of data are being made available from Social Networks which contribute to the diffu...
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Mapping and assessment of Ecosystem Services (ES) is a promising field of inquiry that aims to bridge the gap between nature conservation and policy making in different sectors and contexts. Within the class of Regulating and maintenance ES, pollination has recently been the target of great interest on the side of ecologists, planners, farmers and...
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Bibliografia e note relative all’articolo: Grittani, Rinaldo e Alessandro Bonifazi. 2017. La reinvenzione dei paesaggi periurbani nella metropolizzazione di Bari. Urbanistica Informazioni 271, pp. 17-19.
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Bibliografia e note relative all’articolo: Bonifazi, Alessandro e Rinaldo Grittani. 2017. Sulle tracce dell’agricoltura (quasi) urbana in Puglia: primi passi. Urbanistica Informazioni 271, pp. 12-14.
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The final publication is available at: link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-42089-9_12 The interplay between land take and climate change is reviving the debate on the environmental impacts of urbanization. Monitoring and evaluation of land-cover and land-use changes have secured political commitment worldwide, and in the European Union in...
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L'evoluzione recente dei cambiamenti di uso del suolo in Puglia sembra impostarsi solo parzialmente sui fenomeni di territorializzazione di lunga durata, con il loro corredo di permanenze e dominanze insediative e colturali 2 (Regione Puglia, 2015), mentre emergono processi di riconfigurazione delle relazioni materiali, economiche e simboliche dell...
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This work concerns an application of the Landscape Character Assessment (LChA) method to peri-urban countryside in the metropolitan area of Bari, Italy. Motivations are rooted in an interest for participatory approaches to ordinary landscape research and policy making. Following the principles laid down in the European Landscape Convention, the res...
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Consistently with international and European Union’s objectives to deliver economic and social benefits by harnessing the potential of information and communication technology, research and development efforts are mushrooming worldwide to innovate governance and management practices. Under the smart cities paradigm, local governments’ digital agend...
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This paper investigates the application of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to spatial planning in Italy. We discuss SEA effectiveness by focusing on three main dimensions: sustainable development, environmental policy integration and democratic governance. The methodology includes the analysis of 27 SEA reports and interviews with key acto...
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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is a major policy evaluation tool, for institutional processes, when they need to cope with fundamental risks, give voice to non-human agents, manage commons, and address environmental justice. The interplay of SEA with planning, unravels key issues and criticalities in both urban governance and environmenta...
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This paper investigates the potential of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to contribute to the high-level policy objective of fostering democratisation in spatial planning. Democratic SEA is conceptualised by discussing environmental citizenship, public control over policy making, and participants' empowerment. The empirical investigation i...
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The lack of specific drugs and labelling recommendations for the paediatric population is a longstanding problem. Physicians frequently prescribe marketed medicines as off-label on the basis of clinical practice and medical knowledge. Moreover ‘unapproved’ drugs are employed in different formulations, routes, combinations to adapt them to children....
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The aim of this Delphi survey is to develop common definitions for unlicensed and off-label drug use in children to be used for research and regulatory purposes. After a literature review on the current status of unlicensed/off-label definitions, a two-stage, web-based Delphi survey was conducted among experts in Europe. Their opinion on concerns,...
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Cities stand up as a major concern for environmental governance and democracy, and an ideal target for theoretical investigations and practical innovations alike. Our work is concerned with reconstructing the links between democracy and the environment, by targeting urban governance and tapping into the institutional practices of Urban Planning and...
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(Introduction) Reducing inequalities has long been acknowledged as one of the main challenges facing planners and policy-makers, all the more when pursuing the objectives of Sustainable Development (SD) (Lehtonen, 2004). In the present chapter, we analyze how equity issues are addressed in the European Commission (EC) Impact Assessment (IA). Payin...

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Projects (2)
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Inno-Nets - Innovative Networks for the Agrifood Sector. Aims of the Research are: discover and support interactions among urban and Regional Policies, and Agrifood Sector, foster the network of stakeholders, emphaisze the role of Food-Democracy
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The project cs@monitor (in collaboration with "Innovapuglia" Agency of the Apulian Region) will develop an analysis of land use variation, in order to support a) a better knowledge of those dynamics that favour the artificialization of soil, finding methods and approach, 2) proposing suggestion coming from best practices, c) developing proposal for urban and land and property economic policies, in order to contain urban sprawl, an soil take.