It is very complex to manage dissent when government establishes the localization of major or noxious facilities. On one hand, public participation in decisions affecting citizens is consistent with the democratic model; on the other hand, administrative decisions require some level of technical understanding. It should be useful to examine the reform linked to the introduction of ‘public debate’, based on the French model, for the localization of major infrastructures in Italy. It could be a useful mechanism to prevent local opposition, but it may pose some risks for the efficiency of the public administrations.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
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