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Decision Making for Sustainable Development Goals

01SOXQA

A.A. 2022/23

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Pianificazione Territoriale, Urbanistica E Paesaggistico-Ambientale - Torino

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02SOXQA

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 48
Esercitazioni in aula 12
Tutoraggio 15
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Lombardi Patrizia Professore Ordinario ICAR/22 24 6 0 0 5
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
Valutazione CPD 2021/22
2022/23
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.
The course focuses on the decision-making process in the context of urban and territorial planning for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations Agenda 2030. These are considered a universal set of 17 goals, 169 targets to be achieved by the year 2030. The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development highlights the importance metrics and indicators have for decision-making. 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. Specific attention is paid to systemic and multidisciplinary approaches. Furthermore, we analyze the trade offs and synergies that objective 11, aimed at "Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable", has with other objectives and, in particular with SDGs 7 (Energy), 12 (Circular economy), 13 (Climate change). All theoretical topics are intertwined with workshops and interactive sessions carried out within smaller groups of students. The university campus and the city of Turin case studies are used as demonstrators and virtual laboratories, to visualize the practical impact of the decision-making processes studied at the urban district level.
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: 1. Theory and practice on Sustainable development • Agenda 2030 • SDGs interactions • Nexus Issues - Energy, Water, Food • Climate Change / Energy Transition • Circular economy 2. Decision making under complexity and uncertainty • Human Decision Making • Wicked Problems – Inelegant solutions • Causality 3. Methods / Approaches in Environmental Economics and Policy • Cost Benefit Analysis / Return on Investment • Willingness to Pay / Discrete Choice Experiments / Contingent Valuation • Ecosystem Services Valuation 4. Participatory Methods and Foresight methods • Role of public participation. • Online foresight models, Expert Opinion / Delphi Model, Big Data, etc. • Storytelling methods • Serious games 5. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Methods and GIS-based decision support systems • Multi attribute Utility/Value Theory • Multi Criteria Evaluation • Methods: AHP/ANP; Promethee, ELECTRE, Playing cards
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.
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/
An initial list of reading materials is the following: 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) 2011 Campbell, Harry; Brown, Richard (2003). Benefit–Cost Analysis: Financial and Economic Appraisal Using Spreadsheets. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-82146-9. Pearce, D. 1998, ‘Cost–benefit analysis and environmental policy’, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 84–100. Pearce, Atkinson, G. and Mourato, S. 2006, Cost–Benefit Analysis and the Environment: Recent Developments, Organisation for Economic Co- operation and Development, Paris. Pearce, D.W., Markandya, A. and Barbier, E.B. 1989, Blueprint for a Green Economy, London Environmental Economics Centre, London. 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 H. Meadows «Thinking in Systems» (Italian: «Pensare per Sistemi») Published December 3rd 2008 by Chelsea Green Publishing 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. Keeney R.L., Raiffa H., 1976, Decisions with multiple Objectives, Preferencesand Value Tradeoffs, John Wiley & Sons, New York Voogd H., 1983, Multicriteria evaluation for urban and regional planning, Pion, London Zeleney M. (1982), Multiple Criteria Decision Making, McGraw Hill, NY. T.Saaty, 1996, The Analytic Network Process: Decision Making with Dependence and Feedback, RWS Publications, 4922 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213, revision 2001. Reports to be downloaded: - Agenda 2030 – ONU (Download) - “Global warming of 1.5°C” – IPCC (download) - “European Green Deal” – European Commission (download) - “Sustainable Development Report 2020” – SDSN (Download download) - “Six transformations” – Sachs et al. (download) - “Sustainable Development Report, Mediterranean Countries Edition 2019 – SDSN Mediterranean (download) MOOCs - Age of Sustainable Development (course link) - Global Public Health (course link) - Planetary boundaries (course link) - Sustainable Food Systems: a Mediterranean Perspective” (course link) 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 (in aula); Prova orale obbligatoria;
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.
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Written test; Compulsory oral exam;
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 exams is consisting of three parts as follows. An individual written test. Students will have 30 min (about 2 min for each multiple choices question proposed) for completing the test. This test is proposed for checking students' progress in understanding sustainable development main topics and issues. During the exam, students will not be allowed to use learning and reading materials. The weight of this written test is 30% of the total. An oral exam is developed for each individual. Each student will be asked for 2 questions related to evaluation methodologies and approaches, including systems thinking approaches. The weight of this written test is 40% of the total. A portfolio. The presentation of a portfolio which includes all workshops results and classroom exercises is also mandatory. This will show applications of the methods and theories explained during the course. The weight of this written test is 30% of the total.
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
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