Project name A RIVER TO RIDE
Landscapes Communities Nature Trails
Objective Objective 3.1
Priority Natural and cultural resources
Aim The aim is to improve the integrated environmental management capacities of a river basin:
a. considering the landscape as a factor in integrated management and economic development of the whole basin;
b. taking advantage of a new slow mobility infrastructure (bicycle, pedestrian, equestrian) of international relevance (EU co-funded and to be implemented by the Veneto Region with the municipalities involved).
A river basin is a particularly complex ecosystem of interrelationship between natural and human factors.
The introduction of a new element such as the corridor highlights its vulnerability which risks becoming a further source of conflicts and issues.
At present, the works are being contracted out. Once completed, the envisaged management is limited to maintenance, without any planned relationship with the rest of the territory.
In order to exceed this limit, the idea is to create a landscape-led territorial system based on the natural and human factors that characterize the whole basin, where the landscape:
a. constitutes, within the other Ecosystem Services (ES), both an expected result and a working tool in order to improve the management capacities of Local authorities, entrepreneurship and populations;
b. is a factor able to represent the common point of reference for the necessary vertical and horizontal coordination of all the single actors involved;
enables dialogue, cooperation and interexchange with the partners in Europe who feel the same sense of belonging of a community for its territory.
Results 1. Landscape characterization through the identification of the main elements, forces and pressures transforming them, and definition of the landscape quality objectives in accordance with the Council of Europe’s European Landscape Convention.
2. To implement the new slow mobility infrastructure in relation to the existing resources and Ecosystem Services (ES).
3. To act as a catalyst for the realization of interrelated interventions connected to this infrastructure in terms of new functions made possible by the slow mobility (leisure and tourism with services for the local users as well for tourists; bathing water; access to the naturalistic and historic heritage in the limits of the protection measures, etc..
4. Meeting and integration with the local culture and, in particular, with the art of cooking and oenological tradition of the local typical products.
Creation of a cultural bridge between the Adriatic/Mediterranean system and Central Europe taking advantage of the UNESCO Sites of Venice and Dolomiti, as well as of the other main river basins of Europe.
Cost 2,5 to 3 Millions €, depending on the number of partners.
Duration 36 months
Partners involved Osservatorio del Paesaggio Medio Piave (13 Municipalities)
Osservatorio del Paesaggio Montello Piave (7 Municipalities)
Osservatorio per il Paesaggio delle Colline dell’Alta Marca (4 Municipalities)
Comune di Segusino (TV)
Comune di Pederobba (TV)
Osservatorio regionale per il Paesaggio (Regione Veneto)
Osservatorio nazionale per la Qualità del Paesaggio (MiBACT)
Dipartimento difesa del suolo e foreste – Sezione bacino idrografico Piave e Livenza – Sezione di Treviso (Regione Veneto)
Consorzio B.I.M. Piave di Treviso
Partners requested Countries:
Central Europe Countries
Governance level:
National, regional, local
Activity sector and expertise:
Landscape, Planning, Ecosystem Services, Hydrogeology, Slow Mobility, Tourism, Culture, Agriculture, Universities, Research Institutes, NGO
Innovation Landscape as project/management point of reference and criterion.
Follow up of No direct follow up
Follow up fundings