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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP9088438, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IA2447, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction English
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

Teacher in charge MASSIMO DE MARCHI M-GGR/01

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT 2019-2020 01/10/2019 27/11/2020 DE MARCHI MASSIMO (Presidente)
MIOLA ANTONELLA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Ecology and environmental law
Target skills and knowledge: To provide the students with the basic theory and practice for conducting the principal procedures for environmental evaluations
A student who has met the objective of the course will be able:
-To know Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Impact Assessment (SEA) procedures
-To know the main legislative and regulatory dispositions at national and international levels (UE, UNECE, USA, Italian Legislation and some regional legislation)
-To handle the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement under EIA procedure and Environmental Report under the SEA procedure
-To deal with the impact on biodiversity under Habitat Directive and the assessment of implications
-To manage tools for environmental assessment
-To manage tools for participation management under environmental evaluation procedures
Examination methods: Working group evaluation report plus oral examination
Assessment criteria: •Degree of collaboration in the online platform
•Knowledge of procedures of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
•Ability to prepare the Environmental Impact Statement (in EIA process), the Environmental Report (under the SEA procedure), studies of implications
•Knowledge of management tools for participation in the context of environmental assessment procedures
Course unit contents: -The role and need for evaluation
-Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA): regulations, procedures, case studies, European and International comparisons
-Art. 6 of Habitat directive and assessment of implications on Natura 2000 sites: procedures and case studies
-Social Impact Assessment and interaction with environmental assessment: key case studies
-Ecosystem services approach in environmental assessment
-GIS techniques and Multi Criteria Models for environmental assessments
-Accounting methods for environmental good and services: Contingent Evaluation, Cost/Benefits Analysis
-The management of participation inside environmental assessment procedures
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, working groups, role plays, case studies
Additional notes about suggested reading: Other materials will be presented during the course considering also the language ability of the students.
A e-learning platform based on Moodle software will be prepared. Student should register at the beginning of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Greenberg M. R., The environmental impact statement after two generations: managing environmental power. --: Routledge, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • European Commission, Guidance on the preparation of the EIA Report (Directive 2011/92/EU as amended by 2014/52/EU). --: --, 2017.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • GOS project

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)
  • QGIS, Google Earth

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Gender Equality Clean Water and Sanitation Affordable and Clean Energy Decent Work and Economic Growth Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action Life Below Water Life on Land Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions