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  • Teacher Simona Tondelli

  • Learning modules Simona Tondelli (Modulo 1)
    (Modulo 2)

  • Credits 6

  • SSD ICAR/12

  • Language English

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Sciences and Management of Nature (cod. 9257)


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Industry, innovation and infrastructure Sustainable cities Climate Action Life on land

Academic Year 2020/2021

Learning outcomes

According with UN 2030 SDG n. 11, our cities and human settlements have to become more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Better urban planning and management are needed to make the world’s urban spaces more inclusive, The aim of this course is the design of more sustainable, inclusive, low-energy-environmental-friendly architectures, able to couple excellent formal quality and coherence with high functional performances and comfort levels, by producing the minimum impact on the natural resources all along the building life cycle, promoting urban resilience tools and approaches.

Course contents

Introduction to the course: urban challenges, SDGs and cities, etc.

Integration of the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach into regional development policies

Urban regeneration and urban planning tools

New city paradigms: resilient city, circular city, creative city, health city, liquid city, smart/ augmented city

The design of the city to enhance sustainable mobility: multimodality, seamless mobility, bicycle and pedestrian mobility

Planning in a changing climate: Greening the city, Sustainable Waste and Water Management

Energy planning and energy transition: energy efficiency of the built environment and low-carbon mobility

Affordable housing, social housing and housing policies in Europe

Cultural and Natural Heritage as a driver for regeneration and resilience

Workshop/seminar on EU project development: how to embed sustainable urban planning principles into a new project proposal


The lectures will be supported by slides with all the relevant information for the students. Eventual links to online documents will be provided.

Teaching methods

Presentations, seminars, workshops

Assessment methods

Oral exam

Teaching tools

notebook, projector

Office hours

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