Arezzo Structure Plan
Arezzo, a historic Italian city located in Tuscany, is facing the challenge of preserving its architectural and urban heritage while meeting development pressures and remaining a ‘living city’ catering to the contemporary needs of residents and visitors alike. The Structure Plan for Arezzo defines a new direction for the region’s growth, concentrating new development in existing centers and along proposed transit corridors while preserving the integrity of the historic core and the surrounding countryside.
As one of its key elements, the Structure Plan proposes a greenbelt that would preserve the unique relationship between the urban center and the agricultural lands that form its backdrop. Surrounding this greenbelt, a network of existing and new villages would be connected through a light rail network planned on existing rail tracks. By setting a pattern for development that counteracts auto-oriented sprawl, the Arezzo Structure Plan seeks to accommodate necessary future growth of the region while preserving its unique quality of life and also enhancing the tourist experience.