The plan for Inzago addressed significant questions characteristic of the territory in which the town is located. Situated just outside the most densely urbanized section of the Milanese metropolitan area, Inzago is representative of the environmental and historical richness of the eastern part of the province of Milan. Crossed by the Martesana canal and possessing a considerable amount of green agricultural land, Inzago has succeeded in preserving its image of quality despite the major phenomena of growth affecting it.
It is this factor of quality – both settlement quality and environmental quality – that the plan seeks to exploit, envisaging policies and actions capable of endowing the municipal territory as a whole with high quality through episodes of virtuous territorial production. From the construction of a new urban section around the square, the redevelopment of a large refuse dump as a natural green area and reconnection of the central municipal territory with the offshoots in the south to major infrastructures, Inzago focuses on making its fabric compact, intensively redeveloping all the parts of the historical centre and improving the settlement quality of the residential village to the south in order to demonstrate the inviolability of the open agricultural territory.
To this end, the plan even envisages the granting of a large area of land (about 8 million m2) to constitute the central nucleus of a local park of supra-local interest, inside which it is planned to salvage and preserve a very rich settlement heritage of farmhouses. We thus have a close dialogue between built-up areas and agricultural land in which the canal serves as a “blue thread” capable of connecting all the contexts from the historical town centre to the countryside.
The plan thus takes shape through the three instruments envisaged by the regional law while at the same time channelling a great deal of energy into the construction of a major territorial information system connected with all the sources of territorial and municipal data. This important undertaking has made it possible to streamline the flow of territorial knowledge and disseminate information drawn from the bodies responsible for management of the territory.