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Military Training Areas as Semi Commons: The Territorial Valorization of Quirra (Sardinia) from Easements to Ecosystem Services

Version 1 : Received: 24 October 2019 / Approved: 25 October 2019 / Online: 25 October 2019 (11:30:25 CEST)

How to cite: Balletto, G.; Milesi, A.; Fenu, N.; Borruso, G.; Mundula, L. Military Training Areas as Semi Commons: The Territorial Valorization of Quirra (Sardinia) from Easements to Ecosystem Services. Preprints 2019, 2019100286 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201910.0286.v1). Balletto, G.; Milesi, A.; Fenu, N.; Borruso, G.; Mundula, L. Military Training Areas as Semi Commons: The Territorial Valorization of Quirra (Sardinia) from Easements to Ecosystem Services. Preprints 2019, 2019100286 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201910.0286.v1).

Abstract

The military areas in Sardinia are around 234 km2, which constitutes 59.97% of the national surface affected by military easements. This situation is due to its geographic centrality in the Mediterranean. This contribution evaluates the performance of the Local Coastline Plan (LCP) and the Site Management Plan of Community Interest (SCI) in conditions of military constraint. The case study is the Municipality of Villaputzu where an important coastal military easement and the use of the coast for recreational tourism purposes coexist together through specific planning, a consequence of institutional agreements between the Municipal Administration of Villaputzu and the Ministry of Defense. The evaluation of the congruence of the specific objectives of the LCP and the SCI shows how their combined action favors the environmental enhancement of Sardinia, contributing to the formation of ecosystem services, even in particular conditions arising from military easements. These are sites that pass from the status of "anti-commons" to "semi-commons". In fact, the military release process in Sardinia, together with the promiscuous military and civil use, activates unique governance policies of their kind that find a significant field of application in Sardinia to guarantee a sustainable renewal of economic development of the ‘semi-commons’ awaiting to become ‘commons’

Subject Areas

landscape connectivity; natura 2000 network; strategic environmental assessment; protected areas and spatial planning, semi commons

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