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Metropolitan city of Palermo, preliminary strategic document approved

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The main ones will be the enhancement of the attractiveness of the territory, the rebalancing of territorial differences and the improvement of connections

PALERMO – The preliminary strategic document preceding the strategic plan, the programmatic document that will outline the vision of the territory in 2027 and the development stages of the metropolitan city area, was approved today by the ad acta commissioner, replacing the Metropolitan Council of Palermo for the next 3 years.

It is, as the metropolitan mayor, Leoluca Orlando, pointed out, of “a commitment to revitalize the metropolitan territory, through the enhancement of the culture, economy and tradition that distinguish it.
A development path resulting from a dialogue with and between the local population that does not stop at the drafting of the strategic plan, and that makes the metropolitan city of Palermo competitive ”.

The starting point of the planning process was widespread participation which saw the involvement of: local administrators, about 200 stakeholders in the area through 6 thematic round tables that dealt with the main development issues and 1,800 citizens through questionnaires administered online.
The main issues to be given priority have been identified: the enhancement of the attractiveness of the territory, the rebalancing of territorial differences and the improvement of connections.