International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Way and Tracks of Mediation in Action through ICTs into a Territorial Sustainable Development Project
Yann Bertacchini

Background: The territorial intelligence paradigmatic approach, connected assumptions, have mentioned and
pointed out its potential ability to organize mediation between actors, in view of setting up their networks, collect
their knowledge and expertise that they hold to shape formal territorial capital as we have referred to. In the
same approach, the territorial intelligence through a model based on complexity, could show how the ICTs
contribute it.
Purpose of the Study: Our research tend to discuss integration of ICTs by all territorial levels, and their
dissemination into social uses because they could represent a real opportunity of interaction among all territorial
actors. Our research thus focuses on using official website of communities as resources (information content), on
organizing the links between physical territory and its virtual representations, and strengthening, or not,
Sources of Evidence: Because local authorities, in our interest, are cross-cutting projects qualified “of
sustainable development", under process for territorial and political collaborative consultation, with the aim of
offering participation to local actors, and holding available knowledge.
Main Argument: Despite the fact that the approach favored by the territorial intelligence relies on the
combination of physical and virtual territories, it is clear, at this precise time, that our research and associated
studies show any reality of this kind. And for the future it could be a problem to be solved.
Conclusion: To temporally conclude this article, we think thus compromising clarification, approval and
appropriation by collective partnership of the objectives, sought into the context of territorial cooperation, as
mediation of local knowledge. We have to stress that internet web sites of territorial communities surveyed have a
low-visibility, weak readability and do themselves at a low level on about using, practicing the social uses of

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