Updated A.Y. 2017-2018

Programme of Course Economics and territorial planning

Module I: Introduction and education to a common lexicon
• policies and dimensions of the European Union development: sustainability, cohesion, subsidiariety, competitiveness, social territorial integration
• Geopolitics, geostrategy, geoeconomics, Economic geography
• regional federalism and macro-regional approach: concepts of region, regionalism, regionalisation, decentralisation
• Main changes and place evidence of the EU structure; effects on the regional organisation
• Spatial and Territorial policy and cross-border cooperative integration into 2020 Strategy
• drivers of economic development politico-economico in EU: capital city-region, cities and towns, metropolitan and large areas. Comparative case studies (Rome, Berlin Paris, Vienna, London, Madrid, Great region, etc.)
Module II: modelling in Economic geography and Spatial/Territorial planning: from theory to practice
• Interpretative and predictive models: as models in space continuum, hierarchical models, in discrete space models, aggregated and dynamic disaggregated models, ecological and biological models, models for sustainability in competitiveness, polycentric organization and models
• The review of Porter’s Diamond
• new relationship between firms and territory (i.e. industrial methabolism, Enterprise 4.0, etc.)
• Cities in Europe: networks and economic development models, new functionality, challanges
Module III: Determinats of the territorial development 2020
• the impact of crisis and new global-local relation
• role of the urban-rural relashionship in Europe
• Quality (in production and environment)
• resources and Strucutural Funds 2020
• Cohesion Policy and territorial potential capital
• Information and Communication Technology, smart models and platforms in EU
• Migration and social inclusion
• Sustainable development and Energy policy
• resilience, and new wellness indicators
Case studies and best practices
Modules IV-V: trans-national cooperation, programs and projects in EU and Italy
• Europe 2020 and Territorial Cohesion Policy
• Regional policy 2014-2020 e and topics (Climate Change, Energy, migration, technology, ecc.)
• the Territorial Agenda 2020
• from the Leipzig Chart to Urban Agenda 2016
• RIO+20, Paris 2015, circular and green economy
• Blue Growth
•Strategy for Infrastructures
• New European Governance
Juncker’s White paper

Examples of EU (ESPON, ENPIMED, MED, URBACT II-III, Adrian-Jonian, etc) and national programs (PON Metro, Territorial Agenda, Habitat III, Inner peripheries and internal areas)
Module VI: New tools
• Geographical Information System (GIS) - by STeMA
• data gathering, organisation and territorial geo-reference (at NUTS and LAU)
• Data base and Atlas – Use of ESPON tools
• Territorial Capital and ex ante assessment processes
• Territorial Impact Assessment process by STeMA
• Environmental Strategic Assessment process by STeMA
• how support the “decision maker”

PREZIOSO M. (2014) (ed by), ESPON Italian evidence in changing Europe. http://stf.uniroma2.it/documents/2014/05/espon-italian-evidence-en.pdf

other papers and documents will be made available during the course