1963-2013: Fifty years as hostage to ground rent and land consumption. Isn't it time to change course?
Fifty years ago a proposal of urban reform in Italy by Aldo Natoli focused very well paradoxes and risks of an urban planning held hostage to the ground rent. Now the very high rate of land consumptions in Italy, combined with a few structural problems in administrative asset and competences in land use, demonstrates 1963 Natoli's prophecy and suggests us some crucial lessons. Italian urban planning needs to be hugely reformed by some courageous and severe actions able to work towards different aspects, upset some routines and involve all the actors of urban decision-making processes.