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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
Course unit
TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT AND GIS
SUP7080345, 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 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT AND GIS
Website of the academic structure http://www.dissgea.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-IA2384-000ZZ-2017-SUP7080345-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge DARIA QUATRIDA M-GGR/01
Other lecturers MICHAEL EDWARD HODGSON

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-GGR/01 Geography 6.0

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

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No prerequisites are requested, besides those required by ESTEDE EMM
Target skills and knowledge: TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT (TD) AND GIS is a course unit of 6 ECTS (42 hours) composed by 2 modules:
1 - TD (3 ECTS = 21 hours) taught by Dr. Daria Quatrida during the 1st semester A.
This MODULE is divided into: 1 ECTS of lectures held in FRENCH and 2 ECTS of the Residential Seminar centred on the Po Delta case study (9-11 November, 2017) with student from Local Development program.
2 – TD THROUGH GIS (3 ECTS = 21 hours) taught by Prof. Michael E. Hodgson from November 20th

TD:
- Knowledge: students will acquire theoretical approaches and concepts regarding the territorial dimensions of sustainable local development.
- Abilities: students will be able to identify sustainable development processes and to recognize preliminary conditions, which could be utilized to foster these processes in relation to local communities’ awareness and involvement. Students will be able to apply the theoretical approaches in a real world analysis (i.e. the Po Delta case study).

TD THROUGH GIS:
- Knowledge: students will acquire the basic knowledge of geospatial data, issues in geographic coordinate systems, spatial data integration, and cartographic visualization. In particular, the application context of Geographic Information System (GIS in studying and managing the territory and its sustainable development.
- Abilities: students will be able to read and interpret modern and historical cartographic documents, to find cartographic and documentary resources, and to manage a GIS project in all its main phases.
Appropriately select coordinate systems, map projections, and datums. Collect and transform geographic data (from field surveys, Italian state and regional online collections) into a GIS, understand, compute, and interpret fundamental spatial statistics and spatial error, fundamental network data models and analysis. Finally, students will be able to communicate geographic data and distributions through map form.
Examination methods: TD (50%):
Attending students (classes and Residential Seminar): Oral presentation and discussion of the Report (2000 words max.; submission deadline: 10 days before final exam) concerning issues arising from the Residential Seminar.
Non-attending students and students attending classes but NOT THE SEMINAR: Oral exam (closed books)

TD THROUGH GIS (50%):
- One written exams on the topics covered during the lessons (40% and laboratory exercises 10%).
Assessment criteria: TD:
- Competence in mastering the theoretical approaches to sustainable territorial development.
- Assessment of a short report (max 2000 words) on Residential Seminar issues.

TD THROUGH GIS:
- One final written exam.
- Laboratory exercises.
Course unit contents: TD
A) Lectures:
The theoretical approaches and concepts regarding the territorial dimensions of sustainable local development:
- territory,
- the metropolis form and deterritorialization,
- the three approaches to sustainable development: the functionalist approach or the theory of ecocompatibility; the environmentalist and biocentric approach; the territorialist approach,
- local self-sustainable development.
B) Fieldwork experience ONLY FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING CLASSES:
a practical experience of territorial development analysis. It consists of a 3-day Residential Seminar in the Po Delta (Ca’ Vendramin, Rovigo, 9-11 November 2017).

TD THROUGH GIS:
A) Lectures:
- Geographic coordinate systems for the Earth, datums, map projections
- Introduction to GIS data models and use (definitions, importance in territorial studies)
- Construction phases (i.e. workflow) of a GIS project
- Structure and basics of ArcGIS
- Add / import existing data, web-based map services
- Digitize new spatial features and their attributes
- Creation of a map in ArcGIS and the use of symbology
- Selection and queries
- Geo-referencing (historical maps, vertical photos, ...)
- Elements of geoprocessing tools
- Applications of cartography and GIS in territorial studies (both in italian and international contexts)
B) Computer Laboratory (GIS):
- practice of implementing the theoretical concept learned in lectures using modern GIS software.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: TD LEARNING ACTIVITIES
- Study lecture notes, study compulsory textbook, write a report.
- Fieldwork employing interpretative skills acquired during this course.

TD TEACHING METHODS
- Lectures
- Workshop & Fieldwork (Residential Seminar: lecture, reading, interview with key informants, self-guided exploratory tour, working group session, discussion forum). This process aims to offer the students a hands-on experience in the field in order to be able to comprehend a real territorial development situation.

TD THROUGH GIS LEARNING ACTIVITIES:
- Studying reference literature and lecture notes.

TD THROUGH GIS TEACHING METHODS
- Lectures
- Practice through exercises in GIS laboratory.
Additional notes about suggested reading: TD
Attending students (classes and Residential Seminar): Lecture Notes + reference articles on the Po Delta (provided in Moodle)
Students attending classes but NOT THE SEMINAR: Lecture Notes + Compulsory Textbook: French edition: Alberto MAGNAGHI, La biorégion urbaine, petit traité sur le territoire bien commun, Paris, Association culturelle Eterotopia France, 2014, 174 p.
or the English edition: Magnaghi, A., The Urban Village. A charter for democracy and local self-sustainable development, Zed Books, London New York, 2005, PART 1 + ONE CHAPTER OF THE PART 2 among chapters 10, 11, 14 according to the students’ choice.
Non-attending students: Compulsory Textbook: French edition: Alberto MAGNAGHI, La biorégion urbaine, petit traité sur le territoire bien commun, Paris, Association culturelle Eterotopia France, 2014, 174 p.
or the English edition: Magnaghi, A., The Urban Village. A charter for democracy and local self-sustainable development, Zed Books, London New York, 2005, 203 p.

TD THROUGH GIS:
Material provided in Moodle (lecture notes in .pdf form, reference articles), suggested text of Jensen J.R., Jensen R.R., Introductory Geographic Information Systems: Pearson, USA, 2013.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Magnaghi, Alberto, La biorégion urbaine. Petit traité sur le territoire bien commun. France: ETEROTOPIA FRANCE / RHIZOME, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Jensen J.R., Jensen R.R.,, Introductory Geographic Information Systems. USA: Pearson, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Magnaghi, Alberto; Kerr, David, <<The>> urban villagea charter for democracy and local self-sustainable developmentAlberto Magnaghitranslated by David Ke. New York: Zed Books, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo