Cristiano Celone

Associate Professor of Administrative Law, University of Palermo.

Public works constitute one of the main objects of ordinary urban planning and building regulations. However, since the 1970s, laws have been gradually introduced with the effect of derogating either from the provisions of the general land use plan or from the general discipline on authorization procedures to build. The decree-laws n. 77/2021 and n. 36/2022 have continued this trend with reference to projects necessary to achieve the strategic objectives of the European Union for the country's ecological and energy transition  included in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) and the Integrated National Plan for Energy and Climate (PNIEC). This paper explains the causes of this substantial "deplanning" of public works  the special regimes identified by the consolidated text on construction.

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