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Citta di Torino

Community profile

Situated in the North-West of the country, Turin is the capital of the Piedmont region. The city is located mainly on the left bank of the Po River, surrounded by the western Alpine arch. The population of the city proper is 892.276, while the population of the urban area is estimated to be 1.7 million inhabitants.

The 160 km of reserved paths, 40 km of which is within the urban parks, making Turin “green” and therefore the most eco-friendly in Italy. The biggest attraction is the city of Turin itself with all its cultural offers: museums, sites and monuments, contemporary art, major events, industrial tourism and the Royal Residences situated in the town center.

Fast trains mean that Milan is just an hour away. Turin’s International Airport has a daily connection with the main cities of Italy and Europe and has a good transport service to the town center.

WeGovernment in the region

Developing a shared vision of the future means broadening the dialogue and embracing input and insights from lower-profile or emerging corners of society. The City of Turin promotes a series of events designed to bring to the fore new and creative voices that can inject original ideas into the future envisioned for Metropolitan Turin 2025. The core assets of the “City of Opportunity” are its human and social capital, its universities and research institutes, and its enterprises. Our administration seeks to empower this broad range of stakeholders in the realization of an inclusive and sustainable future.

Last April Turin was the runner up in the European Capital of Innovation Award 2016 for its open innovation models supporting social innovation start-ups and creating new market opportunities for urban innovations.

Willing to engage citizens in the design process, last January the Turin City Council approved a specific “Regulation for the cooperation between citizens and Administration for the care, shared management and regeneration of urban commons goods”.

Also the Urban Regeneration and Development Department of the City promotes resident participation in regeneration actions managed by local stakeholders.