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Decision Making for Sustainable Development Goals

01SOXQA

A.A. 2019/20

Course Language

English

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Territorial, Urban, Environmental And Landscape Planning - Torino

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02SOXQA

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 48
Esercitazioni in aula 12
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Lombardi Patrizia Professore Ordinario ICAR/22 40 0 0 0 2
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/22
ICAR/22
2
4
B - Caratterizzanti
C - Affini o integrative
Economia, politica e sociologia
Attività formative affini o integrative
2019/20
This course focuses on decision making in the context of urban planning for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are considered a universal set of 17 goals, 169 targets to be achieved by the year 2030. The New Urban Agenda (NUA) provides guidance for achieving the Agenda2030 SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change (COP21) at urban level. There are many potential overlaps in the goals, targets and indicators of the SDGs and the NUA: first and foremost, the SDGs include the dedicated urban Goal 11 – “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development highlights the importance metrics and indicators have for decision-making. To make decisions, generally one should know the pros and cons about alternatives toward a goal. With reference to the NUA, our alternatives are the different ways one may plan, design, manage, transform, and think about cities. To improve decision-making process based on public participation is an imperative for cities considering the need to have fully integration of socio-economic and environmental issues. The course deals specifically with the following major themes: Global Urban Agenda and UN Agenda2030; Sustainable development at district, urban and regional level; decision making process, including tools, methods and approaches; effect of climate change and quality of life to urban form, including density, size, accessibility. Particular attention will be paid to university campus as demonstrator and living lab, thus generating a significant impact on decision making processes at urban and regional level. The methodology recalled by the ULab will be experimented, for Transforming Business, Self and Society to facilitate people through a process of change and shared decision making processes.
This course focuses on decision making in the context of urban planning for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are considered a universal set of 17 goals, 169 targets to be achieved by the year 2030. The New Urban Agenda (NUA) provides guidance for achieving the Agenda2030 SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change (COP21) at urban level. There are many potential overlaps in the goals, targets and indicators of the SDGs and the NUA: first and foremost, the SDGs include the dedicated urban Goal 11 – “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development highlights the importance metrics and indicators have for decision-making. To make decisions, generally one should know the pros and cons about alternatives toward a goal. With reference to the NUA, our alternatives are the different ways one may plan, design, manage, transform, and think about cities. To improve decision-making process based on public participation is an imperative for cities considering the need to have fully integration of socio-economic and environmental issues. The course deals specifically with the following major themes: Global Urban Agenda and UN Agenda2030; Sustainable development at district, urban and regional level; decision making process, including tools, methods and approaches; effect of climate change and quality of life to urban form, including density, size, accessibility. Particular attention will be paid to university campus as demonstrator and living lab, thus generating a significant impact on decision making processes at urban and regional level. The methodology recalled by the ULab will be experimented, for Transforming Business, Self and Society to facilitate people through a process of change and shared decision making processes.
At the end of the course students will be able to afford the following tasks: - to understand and link scientific knowledge with policies and decisions making at urban level; - to analyze the pro and cons of alternatives toward urban sustainable goals; - to link decision making and sustainable urban development with the paradigm of complexity and interdisciplinary; - to apply in real case studies sustainable development actions.
At the end of the course students will be able to afford the following tasks: - to understand and link scientific knowledge with policies and decisions making at urban level; - to analyze the pro and cons of alternatives toward urban sustainable goals; - to link decision making and sustainable urban development with the paradigm of complexity and interdisciplinary; - to apply in real case studies sustainable development actions.
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The program of the course is articulated according to the following macro-themes: - Global Urban Agenda; - Sustainable Development Goals; - Sustainable Urban Forms; - Multicriteria Analysis; - Indicators (including KPI) and urban protocols; - Complexity; - Climate Change; - Quality of Life; - Spatial Analysis, - social science, -design thinking, - Social Innovation.
The program of the course is articulated according to the following macro-themes: - Global Urban Agenda; - Sustainable Development Goals; - Sustainable Urban Forms; - Multicriteria Analysis; - Indicators (including KPI) and urban protocols; - Complexity; - Climate Change; - Quality of Life; - Spatial Analysis, - social science, -design thinking, - Social Innovation.
Although all the 17SDGs will be mentioned and analyzed, considering the UN Agenda2030 focus of this course, major attention will be paid to the following urban context related SDGs: 3, 7, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17.
Although all the 17SDGs will be mentioned and analyzed, considering the UN Agenda2030 focus of this course, major attention will be paid to the following urban context related SDGs: 3, 7, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17.
A number of workshops, individual and group presentations and exercises will occur, plus a final assignment. The course will rhythmically alternate theoretical lectures from the teacher and interactive discussions with students as well as students presentations of subject voluntarily chosen.
A number of workshops, individual and group presentations and exercises will occur, plus a final assignment. The course will rhythmically alternate theoretical lectures from the teacher and interactive discussions with students as well as students presentations of subject voluntarily chosen.
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Yosef Rafeq Jabareen (2006). Sustainable Urban Forms: Their Typologies, Models, and Concepts. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 26: 38 SALAT S., Cities and Forms: On Sustainable Urbanism, Editions Hermann, Paris, 2011. BRANDON P.S., LOMBARDI P., Evaluating Sustainable Development in the Built Environment, II Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken (USA) 2005, pp. 272, (II edition 2011) COOP AFRICA, Project Design Manual. A Step-by-Step Tool to Support the Development of Cooperatives and Other Forms of Self-Help Organization, International Labour Organization, I.L.O., Genève, 2010, (web pdf) FIGUERIA J., GRECO S., EHRGOTT M. (eds), Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis. State of the Art, Springer, Berlin 2010 Steffen, W., Richardson, K., Rockström, J., Cornell, S. E., Fetzer, I., Bennett, E. M., ... & Folke, C. (2015). Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet. Science, 347(6223), 1259855. Nilsson, M., Griggs, D., & Visbeck, M. (2016). Policy: map the interactions between Sustainable Development Goals. Nature News, 534(7607), 320. Pradhan, P., Costa, L., Rybski, D., Lucht, W., & Kropp, J. P. (2017). A systematic study of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) interactions. Earth's Future, 5(11), 1169-1179. Spangenberg, J. H. (2017). Hot air or comprehensive progress? A critical assessment of the SDGs. Sustainable Development, 25(4), 311-321. Reckien, D., Creutzig, F., Fernandez, B., Lwasa, S., Tovar-Restrepo, M., McEvoy, D., & Satterthwaite, D. (2017). Climate change, equity and the Sustainable Development Goals: an urban perspective. Environment and urbanization, 29(1), 159-182. Sonetti, G., & Lombardi, P. (2020). Sustainable Development Goals and Current Sustainability Actions at Politecnico di Torino. In Universities as Living Labs for Sustainable Development (pp. 247-264). Springer, Cham. Sonetti, G., Brown, M., & Naboni, E. (2019). About the Triggering of UN Sustainable Development Goals and Regenerative Sustainability in Higher Education. Sustainability, 11(1), 254. Sonetti, G., Lombardi, P., & Chelleri, L. (2016). True green and sustainable university campuses? Toward a clusters approach. Sustainability, 8(1), 83. Scharmer, C. O. (2009). Theory U: Learning from the future as it emerges. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Lombardi, P., & Sonetti, G. (Eds.). (2017). News from the Front of Sustainable University Campuses. Edizioni Nuova Cultura. Main websites: http://unsdsn.org http://asvis.it https://www.die-gdi.de/uploads/media/BP_8.2016.pdf http://www.citiesalliance.org/sites/citiesalliance.org/files/Opportunities%20for%20the%20New%20Urban%20Agenda.pdf https://unhabitat.org/new-urban-agenda-and-the-sustainable-development-goals-to-human-rights-brochure/ https://isocarp.org/app/uploads/2016/09/Keynote_Watson.pdf https://www.uclg.org/sites/default/files/roadmap_for_localizing_the_sdgs_0.pdf http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/eau/28/1 https://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/en/project/implementing-new-urban-agenda-and-sustainable-development-goals-comparative-urban https://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/en/project/pilot-project-test-potential-targets-and-indicators-urban-sustainable-development-goal https://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/sites/mistraurbanfutures.org/files/simon_et_al_2016_developing_and_testing_the_urban_sdg_targets_and_indicators_-_comparative_study_envir_urbanization_281.pdf http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17535069.2016.1275618 http://www.columbia.edu/~jk2002/publications/Klopp17.pdf http://wuf9.org/
Modalità di esame: prova scritta; prova orale obbligatoria;
The exam consists in a written test and an oral test. The written test is composed of 10 questions both closed and open questions. The questions are related to all the topics discussed and analyzed during the course. It can also contain a problem solving exercise. The exam is devoted to understand the acquired knowledge on the problem of decision making toward Urban Agenda and the SDGs. The assessment is expressed in 30/30 marks and the criteria guiding the evaluation are the followings: a) comprehension of the topics; b) ability to present adequately the topic; c) ability to understand the implications on real world case study and the connections with other topics. The oral test focuses on a general discussion on the answers provided during the written test and can confirm or modify the mark obtained from the written text.
Exam: written test; compulsory oral exam;
The exam consists in a written test and an oral test. The written test is composed of 10 questions both closed and open questions. The questions are related to all the topics discussed and analyzed during the course. It can also contain a problem solving exercise. The exam is devoted to understand the acquired knowledge on the problem of decision making toward Urban Agenda and the SDGs. The assessment is expressed in 30/30 marks and the criteria guiding the evaluation are the followings: a) comprehension of the topics; b) ability to present adequately the topic; c) ability to understand the implications on real world case study and the connections with other topics. The oral test focuses on a general discussion on the answers provided during the written test and can confirm or modify the mark obtained from the written text.


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