The collapse phenomena of cliffs in Salento: the preferences of community in support to the renewal and management interventions

Ruggiero Sardaro, Francesca Marcuccio, Vincenzo Fucilli, Francesco Bozzo, Alessandro Petrontino, Claudio Acciani


In recent years, the cliffs along the coastal stretch of Melendugno are being interested by coastal erosion. For its environmental, landscape and tourist value, the local authorities are planning several actions to be implemented in the short, medium and long term as part of one of the five regional projects included in the new Territorial Landscape Plan of Apulia. The paper aims to verify the effective interest of residents and tourists in the province of Lecce towards the renovation and upgrading projects for the cliffs of Melendugno through the choice experiment (CE). Such an approach could also define economic and fiscal incentives, as well as improve measures in order to promote bottom-up initiatives, with positive effects on the governance of the shores of Salento.

Full Text:



Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY- 4.0)

Firenze University Press
Via Cittadella, 7 - 50144 Firenze
Tel. (0039) 055 2757700 Fax (0039) 055 2757712