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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
Course unit
CRITICAL REVIEW OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PLANNING
SFN1042768, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
IA2384, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CRITICAL REVIEW OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PLANNING
Website of the academic structure http://www.dissgea.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch Univ. of Leuven
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

Lecturers
No lecturer assigned to this course unit

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/01 Rural economy and evaluation 3.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 3.0 24 51.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Course unit contents: Sustainable development concepts have emerged internationally since the late 60s – early 70s of the past century. One of the key policy documents remains the Agenda 21 as an outcome of the so-called “Earth Summit” Rio 1992. Meanwhile, international, national as well as local efforts have been made to implement this Agenda 21. At the recent Johannesburg 2002 World Summit, some specific millennium goals have been emphasized. The search for realistic, implementable and attainable sustainable development policies continues and should also lead to improved human settlements planning.
The course sets first a framework by discussing key elements from the last 30 years:
- Stockholm 1972
- Rio 1992
- Johannesburg 2002
and related institutional frameworks.These elements are checked vis-à-vis their implementation in various contexts including context of the course students who
prepare and present a review of national/local policy documents and of specific case studies which have also relevance to the human settlement field.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)