cover La-nuova-geografia-dei-sistemi-localiThe volume investigates and expands upon the novelty introduced by the 2011 definition of local systems, giving voice to the opinions of early users of this modality of territorial partition. The emerging new geography is defined through daily working commuting, and allows to identify the territorial concentrations of most activities and daily movements of people and economic agents.
About twenty years after a well-argued, explanatory publication on local systems, this volume provides the opportunity of considering in depth the matters related to the functional partitions of territories, the use of the local system unit in several areas and how it connects with the urban and metropolitan issues.
In addition, the book offers a well-documented examination of both the theoretical and methodological features of the 2011 revision, and the topics related to the methods of use in socio-economic analysis and in policy implementation. In this regard, IRPET contribution sets forth some points of discussion about the role, potentialities and limits of local systems as they are brought into play as geographical reference units for the planning, drafting and implementation of regional policies.
These suggestions have been raised by the functional zoning recommended by the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) and have focused on the case of Tuscany, although they allow for more general considerations. A first point concerns the spatial delimitation of local systems, which is not necessarily adequate for their effective use as policy units. The second point refers to the economic survey of territories (and of their production systems), which can be completed through the employment of additional administrative and economic information about the single enterprises or the territories in which they operate.


Contribution to the volume A New Geography of the Local Systems ISTAT, 2015, § 2.3

Autore: Simone Bertini, David Burgalassi e Agnese Peruzzi