Second cycle degree in

Sustainable Territorial Development – Climate Change, Diversity, Cooperation (2020/2021)

Class: LM-81 - Development co-operation

Class LM-81 - Development co-operation
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language English and french
Tuition fees and scholarships
Access Open access with admission requirements
Reference structures Department of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, Scuola di ingegneria

The course, which has a strong international vocation, is characterised by lessons held in either French or English and by a path consisting of different training stages in Europe, from Padua to Leuven and Paris, and gives students the opportunity of doing internships and writing theses also in Brazil or Africa . The socio-territorial, environmental and economic dynamics are examined in depth. By the end of the course, you will be able to recognise the emergence of conditions favourable to sustainable development and to promote them, to design sustainable development processes and plan corrective practices. For instance, you may find employment in local territorial development entities, participate in the development of sector programs in public administrations, companies, NGOs, national and international agencies.

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Characteristics and objectives
The degree course is held in English and French. The course is also organized according to a fixed international mobility: the first semester in Padua, the II semester at KULeuven and the III semester at Univ. Paris 1, Panthéon - Sorbonne.
The IV sem (for internship and thesis) will be held in either one of theseuniversities: at the Dom Bosco Catholica University (Campo Grande / Brazil) or at one of three African partner universities at Cairo Univ., Ouagadougo Univ., and the Univ of Johannesburg. Students can apply for internships and research for the thesis even in the 3 non-academic partner organisations: Via-Via Tourism Academy - Belgium, Alda - Italy and Sebrae - Brazil.
The 4 pillars of sustainability are the connecting threads of the teachings that are distributed in the various locations involved: socio-spatial dynamics (Padua), environmental dynamics (Leuven), and economic dynamics(Paris) from an environmental and socio-cultural perspective. Finally, the four pillars are connected transversely by governance dynamics (i.e.policies).
Graduates will be able to recognize the emergence of favourable conditions for sustainable development and, simultaneously, to identify the conditions of unsustainability. Furthermore, they will be able to draw on the sustainability of the development processes and to plan corrective practices in contexts of unsustainability. Lastly, they will also be able to promote the establishment of conditions conducive to sustainable development.
In particular, in this respect, graduates will acquire an in-depth knowledge and will have the ability to apply—in full autonomy and even in particularly problematic contexts—the different methodologies used for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects for sustainable development.
The course includes a kick-off seminar (3-4 days). This activity provides an orientation to the master through the involvement of all of the operational resources of the course. The propaedeutic efficacy of kick-off seminar (KOS) comes from creating a solid foundation for educational activities through the sharing of course content and the knowledge of the roles/tasks that are offered.
The course includes an on-site traineeship in collaboration with relevant agencies, associations, institutions, companies and NGOs, with the objective of conducting a case study that will provide the starting point for the master degree's final exam.

Occupational opportunities
Potential professional opportunities lie in the vast field of sustainable territorial development at the micro-, meso- and macro-scale/level. They concern context analysis and feasibility studies, activities in the framework of the project cycle, participation in the design and evaluation of policies and sector programs.
Workplaces: NGOs, public administrations at various levels, national and international agencies and organizations, professional associations and citizens' associations, companies.

  Teaching list

I Anno MODELLING LAND USE CHANGES [ ANTON VAN ROMPAEY ] GLOBAL CHANGE, ECO-SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY [ HANS JACQUEMYN ] FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS [ LIESBET VRANKEN ] CRITICAL REVIEW OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PLANNING [ JORIS SCHEERS ] RECYCLING AND REUSE OF RAW MATERIALS ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND RESOURCE VALUATION [ CHIARA D'ALPAOS ] STRATEGIC SPATIAL PLANNING INTRODUCTION TO GEOPROCESSING GEOGRAPHY OF DEVELOPMENT [ ANTON VAN ROMPAEY ] BIODIVERSITY, LANDSCAPES AND HUMAN WELLBEING: EUROPE AND THE WORLD [ MASSIMO DE MARCHI ] TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING, PARTICIPATION AND GROUP DYNAMICS [ ALESSIO SURIAN ] COMMUNICATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SOCIO-CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BELGIUM [ DOMINIQUE ANDREE VANNESTE ] HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION [ LUCIANO GAMBERINI ] TERRITORY, DEVELOPMENT AND ALTERNATIVES [ ALBERTO LANZAVECCHIA ] COMMUNICATION, CULTURE AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE ITALIAN SOCIO-CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT [ MASSIMO DE MARCHI ] DATA ANALYSIS IN TERRITORIAL TRANSITION [ ROSA ARBORETTI GIANCRISTOFARO ] TOURISM, GLOBALIZATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT [ DOMINIQUE ANDREE VANNESTE ] HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT [ DOMINIQUE ANDREE VANNESTE ] GEOGRAPHIES OF MOBILITY AND TRANSPORTATION [ DOMINIQUE ANDREE VANNESTE ] CULTURE AND TOURISM [ MARC VANLANGENDONCK ] UNESCO UNITWIN CULTURE, TOURISM, DEVELOPMENT [ DOMINIQUE ANDREE VANNESTE ] URBAN POLITICAL ECOLOGY [ MAARTEN LOOPMANS ] CULTURAL ISSUES IN TERRITORIAL CHANGE [ FERDINANDO FAVA ] PLACE MANAGEMENT ASSIGNMENT ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICTS, CLIMATE JUSTICE AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT [ ALBERTO DIANTINI ] GEOVISUALIZATION OF TERRITORIAL CHANGE: DIGITAL EARTH AND PARTICIPATORY GIS [ SALVATORE PAPPALARDO ] DESTINATION MANAGEMENT ASSIGNMENT [ DOMINIQUE ANDREE VANNESTE ] THESIS II Anno CARTOGRAPHY - GIS COMMUNICATION, CULTURE AND KNOWLEDGE OF FRENCH SOCIO-CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT INTERNSHIP LOCATIONAL CHOICES AND REGIONAL DYNAMICS WORKSHOP REGIONAL SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FISCAL POLICIES BUSINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY REGIONAL INDICATORS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TERRITORIAL PUBLIC POLICIES’ ASSESSMENT MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT: INFORMATION AND TERRITORIAL DYNAMICS LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES STRATEGIES IN GLOBALISATION LOCAL PUBLIC SERVICES REGIONAL STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE TERRITORIAL MANAGEMENT POLICIES TRANSBOUNDARY TERRITORIAL COOPERATION TECHNICAL INVESTIGATION STAKES AND TOOLS OF LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT APPLIED ECONOMETRICS TERRITORIAL PROJECT WORK DATA ANALYSIS