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Pianificare la mobilità urbana attraverso la cooperazione internazionale: l’esperienza del piano urbano della mobilità sostenibile di Herat

Mario Tartaglia


This paper deals with the planning process that led to the development of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) for the city of Herat, Afghanistan. Such planning experience is illustrated here with the aim of highlighting how the cooperative approach is applied to this case study, while trying to match the planning process to the local culture and to the essence of the Islamic city. If on one hand, the international cooperation brought a modern vision of urban mobility, aimed at increasing the levels of social, economic, and environmental sustainability, on the other hand the peculiarity of Herat’s urban context essentially influenced the planning process, for what concerned both methodology and results.


planning; sustainable mobility; urban areas; Herat; cooperation; pianificazione; mobilità sostenibile; aree urbane; cooperazione

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7358/gn-2019-001-tart


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Geography Notebooks / Quaderni di Geografia / Cahiers de Géographie / Cuadernos de Geografía
Registered by Tribunale di Milano (06.12.2017 - n. 342) 
Online ISSN 2611-7207 - Print ISSN 2611-7193

Editor in Chief: Dino Gavinelli
Editorial Board: Maristella Bergaglio - Valerio Bini - Alice Giulia Dal Borgo - Giuseppe Gambazza - Flavio Lucchesi - Eleonora Mastropietro - Giacomo Zanolin
Scientific Editorial Board: Matteo Bolocan Goldstein - Stefano de Rubertis - Elena Dell’Agnese - Philippe Duhamel - Agustin Gamir Orueta - Fiona Haslam McKenzie - Antoine Leblanc - Guy Mercier - Maria Paradiso - Valerià Paül Carril - Ana Pejdo - Jorge Virchez