The Italian policies of incentive for road transport, the progressive depopulation of the internal areas and the communication patterns of the digital age have contributed to a gradual abandonment of the railway lines connecting the smaller centers. The increase of unused railways requires effective reuse models, aimed at relieving the State Railways Company from the heavy management burdens of assets which are no longer able to generate income. Ten years after the 2008 Finance Act, which established a fund of 2 million Euros to start a reuse program of the abandoned Italian railways, the unsuccessful cases of railway enhancement are several. Referring to the law 128/2017, which provides for the creation of tourist railways by reuse of abandoned lines in areas having particular naturalistic or archaeological value, the research illustrates a model of resources integration based on the recognition of local cultural and socio-economic potential, in order to activate spread regeneration processes. The knowledge of the natural and cultural resources and the study of the current fruition models allow to plan enhancement measures, according to the value and vulnerability of the assets, the social benefit that may derive from them, the use needs and the ability to attract private investors. In the management phase, the creation of thematic networks of cultural and environmental resources should also help to optimize the cost of services and to increase promotion and usability.
|Titolo:||Railway reuse and cultural heritage enhancement|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|