confronti 2023 - Social acceptance and sustainability: exploring the connections between economy, region, and society


Institute for Economic Research

Date: 28 November 2023

Aula magna, Campus Ovest USI

November 28th, 2023, Aula Magna USI

Promoting sustainable development means meeting the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Nowadays, sustainability is shaping the policies adopted by several countries, resulting in significant consequences in economic, social, and environmental dimensions. Therefore, policy makers often face the challenge of defining realistic actions that incorporate these three interlinked dimensions, comply with the existing financial constraints, and mitigate any negative side-effect with positive outcomes for the overall well-being of citizens.

No policy aimed at sustainability can be effectively implemented without citizens’ involvement, or without accounting for the changes that will occur in production and consumption patterns. Since any new infrastructure may impact the landscape, it is imperative to involve local communities in a timely manner. This helps strike a balance between economic and social development on one hand, and the preservation of nature on the other. A thoughtful consideration of the context in which any intervention takes place is crucial to avoid future conflicts.

How can we design sustainable policies and infrastructures that benefit both communities, and firms? Confronti 2023 contributes to this debate by fostering dialogue among citizens, entrepreneurs, and local stakeholders.

The meeting will be in Italian and English, with simultaneous translation service.

Accettazione sociale e sostenibilità: esplorando le connessioni tra Economia, Territorio e Società