RURBANCE aims at rural-urban inclusive governance strategies and tools for the sustainable development of deeply transforming Alpine territories . Due to a fragmentation of policies, territorial governance often fails to ef ciently tackle spatial development issues related to urban and rural mountain areas. RURBANCE aims to achieve balanced spatial development by treating urban and rural areas as one unique territorial system, and creating a platform for exchange between them. Through the use of ‘Development Discussion Tables’ the project was able to promote a common territorial vision for sustainable rural-urban development. Further- more, the project put in place measures to facilitate agreement on a co-development model between territories. 




Alpine Space Programme of the European Union 2012-15 (as project partner; lead partner: Lombardy Region, Italy)