Marche region, a "marginal" area in Italy: Participation in and exclusion from the Mediterranean megalopolis


  • Rita Colantonio Venturelli
  • Andrea Galli



Italy, Participation, Megalopolis


Dr Colantonio Venterelli has a degree in Architecture from Rome University. She is a researcher at DISASC (Department of Applied Sciences to Complex Systems) and at the Engineering Faculty of Ancona University, where she is currently teaching Land Planning. Her main research interests and publications regard land planning in relation to environmental resources and the ecological study of the landscape. She has been involved in teaching and scientific exchanges with German universities for many years. She is a member of the World Society for Ekistics.

Dr Galli has been Associate Professor of Analysis and Planning of Agricultural Systems at DISASC of Ancona University, Faculty of Agriculture, since 2001. An agronomist, he is currently teaching subjects related to Rural Buildings, Surveying, Cartography, Remote Sensing, Geographical Information Systems, Land Use Planning. Since 1982, his research activity and scientific production have concerned the analysis and evaluation of rural resources, Remote Sensing techniques applied to the rural landscape, Geographical Information Systems technologies, the ecological stability of the rural landscape, changes in land use, and the land use planning process. He has been a member of numerous national, regional and local research projects and has published more than 70 works including articles and books.



How to Cite

Colantonio Venturelli, R., & Galli, A. (2003). Marche region, a "marginal" area in Italy: Participation in and exclusion from the Mediterranean megalopolis. Ekistics and The New Habitat, 70(420/421), pp. 162-168.

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