ARS Progetti, Ambiente Risorse e Sviluppo (Environment, Resources and Development) is a consulting firm working all over the world and it is also a think- tank elaborating themes of human development.
Established in 1992, as a result from the evolution of previous forms of association, ARS Progetti inherited a professional tradition dating back to the beginning of the 70.s, which considered people’s cultural specificity as an asset for development. Since then culture has always remained the no-escape subject of their approach to development. ARS Progetti applies a system approach to its projects, where the “system” includes culture, nature and socio-economic organisation.
They consider themselves as an open laboratory, where innovative ideas are identified, translated in action tools and put in practice. The raw material, i.e. the ideas, are originated within the international scientific community they belong to, while the process engineering is their own, based on the know-how accumulated in 30 years of international experience.
Their clients have been so far mainly public institutions and international development organisations. They consider the private sector an emerging client because of its growing role in the management of public interest activities. They obtain their assignments either through the participation in national and international tenders for consulting services or by direct negotiation.
MAIN AREAS OF COMPETENCE:
Culture and Cultural Heritage:
Conservation of historic buildings, monuments and archeological sites, urban planning of historic district and towns, creative and adaptive uses, site interpretation and presentation, museums, immaterial heritage, involvement of local communities. Development of cultural and creative industries and cultural expressions, performing and visual arts.
Governance and Institutional strengthening:
Technical assistance to public institutions, public administration reform, rule of law, human resources development, education and training, human rights, democratization, strengthening of civil society, conflict prevention.
Architecture, Engineering and Environment:
Physical planning, urban planning and urban design, landscaping, building design, infrastructure planning and engineering, environmental planning, E.I.A.
Evaluation and Monitoring:
Ex-ante and ex-post evaluation, thematic and geographic evaluation, result oriented monitoring.
Communication / Information:
Institutional communication, awareness campaigns, organization of events, audiovisual production, communication for development, monitoring of communication programmes, media relations.
Tourism and cultural tourism development planning, assessment of environmental impacts of tourism development, sustainable/responsible tourism development, regulatory framework and institutional strengthening in the tourist sector.
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