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Decision Making for Sustainable Development Goals

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A.A. 2018/19

Course Language

English

Course degree

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

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 40
Esercitazioni in aula 20
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Lombardi Patrizia Professore Ordinario ICAR/22 20 0 0 0 2
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/05
ICAR/22
ICAR/22
3
1
2
B - Caratterizzanti
B - Caratterizzanti
C - Affini o integrative
Ingegneria e scienze del territorio
Economia, politica e sociologia
Attività formative affini o integrative
2018/19
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Hillier B. (2009) Spatial Sustainability in Cities, Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium {19pp} Tim Stonor (2011) Howard University lecture: Carbon emissions and spatial connections Bettencourt, Lobo, Helbing, Kühnert, West (2007). Growth, innovation, scaling, and the pace of life in cities. PNAS 104 (17) 7301-7306 Easterlin, R.A., Angelescu, L., & Zweig, J.S. (2011). The Impact of Modern Economic Growth on UrbanRuralDifferences in Subjective Well-Being.World Development. Vol. 39, No. 12. 2187-2198. Adam, Okulicz-Kozaryn (2015). When Place is Too Big: Happy Town and Unhappy Metropolis. 55th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "World Renaissance: Changing roles for people and places", 25-28 August 2015, Lisbon, Portugal Jens F. L. Sørensen (2014). Rural–Urban Differences in Life Satisfaction: Evidence from the European Union. Regional Studies Volume 50, 2016 - Issue 3 Brian J. L. Berry &Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn (2011). An Urban-Rural Happiness Gradient. Urban Geography Vol 31 Issue 6 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 PEARCE, D., G. ATKINSON, MOURATO S., Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Environment: recent developments, OECD, Paris 2006 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/
Yosef Rafeq Jabareen (2006). Sustainable Urban Forms: Their Typologies, Models, and Concepts. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 26: 38 Hillier B. (2009) Spatial Sustainability in Cities, Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium {19pp} Tim Stonor (2011) Howard University lecture: Carbon emissions and spatial connections Bettencourt, Lobo, Helbing, Kühnert, West (2007). Growth, innovation, scaling, and the pace of life in cities. PNAS 104 (17) 7301-7306 Easterlin, R.A., Angelescu, L., & Zweig, J.S. (2011). The Impact of Modern Economic Growth on UrbanRuralDifferences in Subjective Well-Being.World Development. Vol. 39, No. 12. 2187-2198. Adam, Okulicz-Kozaryn (2015). When Place is Too Big: Happy Town and Unhappy Metropolis. 55th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "World Renaissance: Changing roles for people and places", 25-28 August 2015, Lisbon, Portugal Jens F. L. Sørensen (2014). Rural–Urban Differences in Life Satisfaction: Evidence from the European Union. Regional Studies Volume 50, 2016 - Issue 3 Brian J. L. Berry &Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn (2011). An Urban-Rural Happiness Gradient. Urban Geography Vol 31 Issue 6 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 PEARCE, D., G. ATKINSON, MOURATO S., Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Environment: recent developments, OECD, Paris 2006 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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