Aestimum 2021-10-06T13:13:55+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> Farmland value in the “Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore PGDO” area. An application of the Hedonic Pricing method. 2021-10-06T13:13:37+00:00 Tiziano Tempesta Isabella Foscolo Nicola Nardin Giorgio Trentin <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In the last 30 years, numerous studies analysed the factors that affect land prices mainly using the Hedonic Pricing method. These studies have shown that many factors can affect land prices (e.g. land and surrounding territory characteristics, accessibility, proximity to urban area, etc.). However, they rarely addressed the analysis of the reliability of the models by comparing the estimated values to the observed one. Attempting to face this problem, our study analysed the land market of the “Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore PGDO” area. Despite the quite high coefficient of determination (r<sup>2</sup> = 0.76) and statistical significance of the model parameters, we found that the percentage absolute deviation between observed and estimated value is higher than 30% in 34% of cases. Our results seem to suggest that future researches should devote particular attention to the analysis of the discrepancies existing between estimated values and market prices in order to support the appraisal activity of professional valuers.</span></p> 2021-08-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Tiziano Tempesta, Nicola Nardin, Isabella Foscolo, Giorgio Trentin Urban sprawl and air quality in European Cities: an empirical assessment 2021-10-06T13:13:55+00:00 Federica Cappelli Giovanni Guastella Stefano Pareglio <p class="p1">In this paper we estimate the relationship between urban sprawl and a measure of air quality, namely the number of days in which the PM10 concentration exceeds safeguard limits in European Union cities. Building on a multidimensional representation of sprawl, the paper employs several indicators to account for built-up area development, population density, and residential discontinuity. The paper employs generalised additive models to disentangle the non-linear effects in the variables and the interaction effects of the three sprawl dimensions. A significant and robust effect of urban morphology emerges after controlling for socio-economic, demographic, and climatic factors and the geographical location of the city. We find that urban sprawl impacts positively on pollutant concentration, but the effect is highly context-specific because of threshold effects and interactions.</p> 2021-04-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Federica Cappelli, Giovanni Guastella, Stefano Pareglio Sustainability of traditional markets post-revitalization: a case study of Bulu and Peterongan markets in Semarang, Indonesia 2021-10-06T13:13:46+00:00 Suzanna Ratih Sari Nindita Kresna Murti Muhammad Fariz Hilmy <p class="p1">Bulu and Peterongan are traditional markets with a history related to Semarang City, Indonesia. They have both been transformed into new markets with better and more complete buildings and facilities. It was conducted by the government to realize the people’s market revitalization program and sustainable development goals (SDGs) because sustainability is very important for historical buildings. This however, has reduced their conservative buildings due to the reconstruction of the Bulu Market after a fire accident and almost 75% of the buildings in Peterongan Market. The development caused a reduction in the demand of traders to sell and customers to shop due to the discomfort provided by the post-revitalization buildings. Therefore, a qualitative method was applied in this study to explain the phenomenon and sustainability of the post-revitalization of these two markets, and the findings are expected to be used in forming the strategy to encourage the sustainability of these markets.</p> 2021-08-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Suzanna Ratih Sari, Nindita Kresna Murti, Muhammad Fariz Hilmy A mixed method study on recognizing the areas of influence by urban planners in fostering social interactions in public spaces: evidence from Iran. 2021-10-06T13:13:52+00:00 Mohammad Amerian <p class="p1">Due to the negative consequences of the rapid growth of urbanization in Iran, public spaces have suffered a lot of damage in recent years. Public spaces, which are generally areas for the formation of social interactions, have distanced themselves from their original concept in recent years in Iran. The main objective of this study is to investigate the promotion of social interaction in Iranian public spaces through urban planning interventions. Data used in this study were obtained through semi-structured interviews with practitioners and researchers in urban planning and questionnaire. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the interviews and the findings of the quantitative section were analyzed through the structural equation modeling (SEM) approach in Smart PLS 3. Our findings show that promoting social interactions in public spaces requires intervention in three pillars: the built environment, urban management and citizens’ demanding approach.</p> 2021-08-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Mohammad Amerian Circular economy and cultural heritage conservation: a proposal for integrating Level(s) evaluation tool 2021-10-06T13:13:42+00:00 Francesca Nocca Pasquale De Toro Viktoriya Voysekhovska <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The paradigm shift towards a more humanistic and ecological paradigm evoked by United Nations and the Green Deal is increasingly required in this period of growing unsustainability, especially during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The challenge today is to reduce poverty and inequalities, while preserving the vitality of natural ecosystems and ensuring inclusive economic growth and wellbeing, both now and in the future, thus including future generations. To this end, new models for city development and new tools for operationalizing them are necessary. This paper is focused on the circular economy model and, in particular, on the functional reuse of cultural heritage as the entry point for triggering circular processes in the cities. The attention is focused on the evaluation tools and a methodological proposal is presented starting from the Level(s) tool (developed by European Commission) for assessing the multidimensional impacts of cultural heritage functional reuse projects in the circular economy perspective.</span></p> 2021-08-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Francesca Nocca, Pasquale De Toro, Viktoriya Voysekhovska Rassegna giurisprudenziale 2021-10-06T13:13:34+00:00 Nicola Lucifero <p>.</p> 2021-09-19T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Nicola Lucifero