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PLUS Changers in the Spotlight 11: Provincia di Lucca

In the eleventh edition of our series, PLUS Changers in the Spotlight, we introduce the Provincia of Lucca, the representative authority of our Italian Practice Case.


Provincia di Lucca is a local, intermediate authority representing 35 municipalities in Northwest Tuscany, Italy. Their territory extends from the sea to the mountains, covering an area of 1,772.81 km² and containing 393,363 inhabitants. As a public entity, they work to guarantee balanced local development and ensure the community’s quality of life through effective territorial planning, mobility, and support to the different municipalities.

Project Role

Provincia di Lucca, representing the Practice Case Lucca, will collaborate with PLUS Change researchers by sharing economic and social data related to land use planning. They plan to engage local stakeholders in consultations, leveraging their expertise in spatial planning and governance. The goal is to enhance data collection on crop types and climate change impacts, fostering a better understanding of land-use planning interactions.


Provicia di Lucca is excited about the transdisciplinary approach the project takes to crafting local impact forecasts. Partners from diverse backgrounds will collaborate, using both quantitative and qualitative tools to build land use planning scenarios. This process blends scientific expertise with practical case experiences, enriching both.

“As a public entity, this project can bring relevant added value to local policies in different areas concerning research and statistics but also governance and land use management.” 

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