The third round of strategic planning is focused on charting a path to guide Torino out of the recent economic crisis and emerge as a driver of regional economic growth that is socially cohesive and environmentally sustainable.
Two commissions coordinate work on the Plan, one focused on economic development, the other on metropolitan governance. The commissions identified the priority issues to be explored in depth by eight working groups—Investments, Human Capital, Business-friendly Government, Local Attractiveness, Green Infrastructure, Development Hubs, Mobility, and Quality of Urban Space, and by three advisory panels—Torino International City, Torino Food City, and Torino University City.
A Scientific Committee led by Francesco Profumo, chairman of Iren S.p.A., has been tasked with steering and overseeing the activities of the commissions and working groups. The scientific committee is made up of local, national and international experts, including Greg Clark of the OECD and Cass Business School, London, in the role of committee coordinator; Debra Mountford of the OECD; Mateu Hernández Maluquer of Barcelona Global; Mike Emmerich of New Economy Manchester; Stuart Patrick of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce; Francesco Monaco of the ANCI; Pietro Terna of the University of Torino, Matteo Robiglio of the Polytechnic University of Torino and Chiara Franzoni of the Polytechnic University of Milan.
Torino’s third Strategic Planning process kicked off in June 2012 with key stakeholder engagement focused on rekindling relationships, building trust, and surveying perspectives and propensities. Initial consultation efforts involving members of the Association, public and private-sector actors, and local experts continued until mid-2013. Simultaneously the Association convened a task force of rising talent specifically to sound out younger professionals on their visions for the future of the city. Two publications—Fare Sistema per Superare la Crisi and La Città Delle Opportunità—document the issues and priorities that emerged from these initiatives. In September 2013 the commissions selected working group Coordinators who, together with the project team, developed group membership over the fall and convened the first working group meetings at the end of 2013. The working groups will meet through July 2014 to develop action plans and projects for the Metropolitan Torino 2025 Strategic Plan, which will be published in December 2014. Please see the project timeline for the detailed work plan.