Nađa Beretić, Arnaldo Bibo Cecchini, Zoran Đukanović, Alessandro Plaisant
University of Sassari – DADU in Alghero, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture


The paper explores government capacities of Sardinian mining heritage (dating back 8 thousand years of mining culture, crashed as an industrial engine in ‘60s and proclaimed as heritage of great importance by UNESCO in 1997.). Nowadays, characterized by depopulation, lack of management and managing, astonishing sites are conceived, semi-perceived and pseudo-lived. The research has an orientation, character and strategy, pragmatic orientated with qualitative character; oriented to determine what and how should be done in relation to what is wanted to be done. It is a multidisciplinary approach, whch implies that research always takes place in a specific social, historical, economic and political context. Questioning trends and urban potentials of Sardinian territories, with a contemporary European strategy, the research discusses on shared cultural experience as long term sustainability, lies down and raises at the level of the local community. The main paper issue is examining “Glocal” – local and global inter-governance capacity by using “Axes of partnership” (local – Parco Geominerario Storico e Ambientale – European and Global Geoparks Network – UNESCO) as the first component of creative partnering, which leads to integration of local communities into participative, cultural, redevelopment process in the context of Sardinian mining heritage as system design sustainability.

government, governance, local community, mining heritage, Sardinia



SAJ Vol. 7, 2015, No. 3