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The “Local Town Market Area” in Enna, Sicily: Using the Psychology of Sustainability to Propose Sustainable and Developmental Policies

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Department of Law, University of Macerata, Macerata I-62100, Italy
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Department of Business Administration, University of Verona, Verona I-37129, Italy
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Department of Management and Economics, NECE, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, PT-6200-209, Portugal
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The Centre for Management Studies of Instituto Superior Técnico (CEG-IST), CEG-IST, University of Lisbon, 1649-004 Lisbon, Portugal
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Sustainability 2019, 11(2), 486; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11020486
Received: 29 December 2018 / Revised: 10 January 2019 / Accepted: 11 January 2019 / Published: 17 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Psychology of Sustainability and Sustainable Development)
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Abstract

Ritualization operated by analyzing macro-sectors in a city (e.g., neighborhoods) has concluded irreversibly for condemning some dilapidated areas instead of others. Taking its cue from the scenario of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 11—Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (United Nations)—the realized analysis links a sustainable urban design with the citizens’ role in the city in a particular urban landmark, the “local town market area” (LTMA), with a focus on developing the well-being of the local community, also referred to as the psychology of sustainability and sustainable development. Principal methods of inquiry used, along a geospatial Google-driven investigation, were self-observation and self-assessment, which reflect both the study of self-organizing systems in the context of complexity and systemic theory, choosing to detect the spatial state of a specific area, as it has neither official nor institutional boundaries. The approach to crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) is therefore discussed through the maximizing of the LTMA functional urban unit in Enna, Sicily, to reach the idea of a community that is innovative and participatory. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable urban environment; psychology of sustainability and sustainable development; systems theory; self-organizing systems; spatial crime attractors and detractors; geospatial investigation Google-driven; areas with no institutional boundaries; quadrant counts method sustainable urban environment; psychology of sustainability and sustainable development; systems theory; self-organizing systems; spatial crime attractors and detractors; geospatial investigation Google-driven; areas with no institutional boundaries; quadrant counts method
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Fucà, R.; Cubico, S.; Favretto, G.; Leitão, J. The “Local Town Market Area” in Enna, Sicily: Using the Psychology of Sustainability to Propose Sustainable and Developmental Policies. Sustainability 2019, 11, 486.

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