Paesaggio, partecipazione e cittadinanza attiva
In this article the relationship between individuals and societies in building their spatial dimension is discussed by reflecting on the concepts of place and landscape. Environment is to be considered in its material and immaterial components in order to evaluate all the actions that need to be implemented to protect, govern and promote the landscape. This article aims to discuss the role of the community in landscape planning, starting from the research carried out for the elaboration of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Landscape Plan, that stressed the role of citizens in their awareness of the past and present planning process, and showed the importance of their involvement for future plans. The participation of the population should be intended not as a formality, but as a required and effective part of the process, using the appropriate participatory tools, in order to increase awareness of the importance of ‘landscape well-being’.