Key concepts for this interdisciplinary area include: tourism; cultural events; supply and demand for tourist services; economic development; eco-systems; the relationship between mankind and the environment; food; recovery of cultural heritage; protection and enhancement of the landscape; marginal and inland areas; city and countryside; policies against abandonment and depopulation; environmental change; agriculture; welfare; and historic city centres; quality certifications and the link with the transport system with a view to sustainable development of the territory; disused spaces as resources for the sustainable reconstruction of the links between communities, inhabitants and territories; promotion of local heritage that combines socio-economic, tourism and cultural aspects with sustainable development that values the sense of place, local identities, narratives and their values; analysis of the historical evolution of concepts relating to the relationship between man and the environment (nature, public health, development, etc.), with reference to the 18th and 19th centuries. Re-reading of the constitutional principles concerning the social functions of agriculture, and of corresponding principles in European treaties and in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Scientific domains (SSD)
IUS/09; M-STO/02; SECS-P/07; SECS-P/12; SPS/10
ERC Sectors
SH1_4; SH3_1; SH3_2; SH6_8; SH6_11