Italian protected areas and pluralist evaluation: the experimentation of an integrated model

  • Arianna Calderamo
  • Veronica Lo Presti


From a careful and critical reading of the main methodologies developed so far in the evaluation of the protected areas at a national and international level, derives a research project which consists in the designing and experimentation of an integrated evaluation model for the Italian National Parks. The change in the evaluation approach enables to read in an exhaustive way the overall impacts and effects that the management of these public institutions can contribute to the territories and on the local communities involved, analyzing the collateral processes of the existing sustainable local development.