Naples in transition: A multidimensional decisionmaking process for the Naples port area sustainable development
Current and increasing transformation makes it more than ever necessary to develop an ability to plan and manage the different changes. Nowadays in order to make cities more resilient, policymakers are required to consider the various challenges that climate change related to urban development can bring under conditions of uncertainty. Within the conceptual framework that defines the design process as a decision-making process (ED 2014/89, Maritime Spatial Planning), climate change focus is changing from a problem-oriented to a decision-oriented approach. Considering the interaction among the cities several dimensions and the multi-level governance, it is possible to understand the complex governance system as urban transition management, in order to evaluate and implement alternatives within uncertain, dynamic and complex socio-ecological systems. The study objective is to experiment a transition model, taking into account adaptation and mitigation to climate change of the whole city, addressing the commercial port of the city of Naples (Italy) with its potential sustainable development.
decision-making process, transition, sustainable development, port-city system