Aestimum 2021-03-13T13:05:38+00:00 Iacopo Bernetti Open Journal Systems <div> <p class="Body"><strong><em>Aestimum</em></strong>&nbsp;is a peer-reviewed Journal dedicated to the methodological study of appraisal and land economics. Established in 1976 by the Italian Association of Appraisers and Land Economists, which was legally recognized by Ministerial Decree, March 1993. Topics of interests include rural, urban and environmental appraisal, evaluation of public investments and land use planning. All the areas under discussion are addressed to the International scene. The interdisciplinary approach is one of the mainstays of this editorial project and all of the above mentioned topics are developed taking into consideration the economic, legal and urban planning aspects.&nbsp;<em>Aestimum</em>&nbsp;is biannual Journal and publishes articles both in Italian and English. Articles submitted are subjected to a double blind peer review process.</p> </div> Assessing the effects of “appeal to authority” in the evaluation of environmental goods. Evidences from an economic experiment in Mt Etna, Italy 2021-03-13T13:05:38+00:00 Gioacchino Pappalardo Sabrina Toscano Biagio Pecorino <p class="p1">In this study we aim to assess how public opinion perceives the value of dry-stone walls in the terraced vineyards of Mt Etna (Italy), recently named intangible cultural heritage of Humanity by UNESCO because they are an “example of human manufacture realized in perfect harmony with the environment”. We referred to the concept of “appeal to authority” that is a form of defeasible argument in which a claimed authority’s support is used as evidence for an argument’s conclusion. By a Contingent Valuation approach, we showed that the authoritative role of UNESCO affected people’s willingness to pay to preserve dry-stone walls in the terraced vineyards in Mt. Etna. The role of the Institutions dedicated to the protection of environmental goods appears relevant in promoting the preservation of environmental resources for future generations.</p> 2020-07-03T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Gioacchino Pappalardo, Sabrina Toscano, Biagio Pecorino Destination of the waste generated by a steelmaking plant: a case study in Latin America 2021-03-13T13:05:26+00:00 Miguel Alfonso Sellitto Fábio Kazuhiro Murakami <p class="p1">The purpose of this article is to identify the destination given by a steelmaking plant located in Brazil to the waste it generates. The research method is a case study. The primary research techniques are interviews with practitioners and scholars, visits to the steel plant and applications, and analysis of internal documentation. The main contribution is a complete case in a large company that generates a significant amount of waste. For each ton of steel, an ordinary steel plant generates approximately 0.6 tons of waste, such as steelmaking slag, electric arc furnace dust, mill scale, and zinc sludge. The slag routes to the conservation of unpaved roads, the electric arc furnace dust routes to Zamak manufacturers and earthworks activities, the mill scale routes to the cement and machinery construction industries, and the zinc sludge helps to produce new zinc ingots. The main obstacles for more elaborate destinations are the lack of research, logistics cost, and the need for environmental licenses.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> 2021-01-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Miguel Alfonso Sellitto, Fábio Kazuhiro Murakami The circular economy in transforming a died heritage site into a living ecosystem, to be managed as a complex adaptive organism 2021-03-13T13:05:17+00:00 Luigi Fusco Girard <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Climate change is a consequence of our difficulty to manage the currently conflicts and contradictions. It is configured as a process that makes human life on Earth increasingly uninhabitable, making the relationship between the Earth’s ecosystem and humanity increasingly difficult. A fundamental cause of the climate change is the way in which economic wealth is produced and distributed. The current economy produces also ecological and social poverty. The adaptive reuse of cultural assets is proposed in the general framework of the Green New Deal of European Union, assuming the circular economy model for re-integrating economy into ecology. The aim of the paper is to identify how to transform a died heritage site into a living system, to be managed as a complex adaptive system, discussing the ways in which adaptive reuse can be implemented as the entry point for implementing the circular city.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> 2021-01-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Luigi Fusco Girard La monumentalità vegetale sotto la lente del legislatore 2021-03-13T13:05:21+00:00 Nicoletta Ferrucci <p>Is there any form of legal protection for plant monumentality? This work envisages an excursus on the interventions made by the Italian legislator on this subject, highlighting the close connection between nature and culture emerging from the regulatory framework, also stigmatising the critical elements contained in the legal provisions and proposing new solutions in order to overcome them.</p> 2021-01-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Nicoletta Ferrucci Ordinarietà: applicazione, implicazioni ed integrazioni 2021-03-13T13:05:32+00:00 Francesco Carbone <p class="p1">Despite the long time since individuals have started to evaluate goods, as well as the first estimation treaties date back to the XVIII century, a shared epistemological framework of evaluation discipline have not yet been produced.</p> <p class="p1">The growing demand of market values and the expansion of the estimates have greatly reduced the role of ordinariness principle. Scope of application, implementation mode, as well implications underlying its adoption, should be object of investigation in order to define what it is the currently context for its better use. At the same time, the evolution of the market and the socio-economic context call for its support with other principles. These have to be able to ensure appropriate and pro-active theoretical frameworks for answering at new types of value, both for new markets and also for not-market oriented evaluations.</p> 2021-01-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Francesco Carbone Rassegna giurisprudenziale 2021-03-13T13:05:12+00:00 Nicola Lucifero <p>.</p> 2021-03-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020