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Updated A.Y. 2022-2023

Programme of Course in Economics and territorial organisation and planning

Module I: Introduction and education to a common lexicon
• policies and dimensions of the European Union 2021-27: sustainability, cohesion, subsidiariety, competitiveness, social territorial integration
• Economic geography, macro-regional approach and integrated strategy
• Main changes and place evidence of the EU structure; effects from the COVID-19
• Spatial and Territorial policy and cross-border cooperative integration into 2027 Strategy 
• drivers of economic development  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 2021-2027
• 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 2027
• Cohesion Policy and territorial potential capital
• Information and Communication Technology, smart models and S3 platforms in EU
• Migration and social inclusion
• Sustainable development and Energy policy, SDGs
• resilience, Cultural Heritage and new wellness indicators
Case studies and best practices
Modules IV-V: trans-national cooperation, programs and projects in EU and Italy
• Green new Deals 2027 and Territorial Cohesion Policy
• Regional policy 2021-27, N+3 and topics (Climate Change, Energy, migration, technology, ecc.)
• the revisited Territorial Agenda 2030 
• from the Leipzig Chart to Urban Agenda 2027
• RIO+20, Glasgow 2021: new Paris 2015, circular and green economy
• Blue Growth
•Strategy for Infrastructures
• New European multilevel Governance
. new programming period: Green Deal, Recovery&Resilience Plan, ESIF and new funds

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 and TIA
• 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 makeing”

slides, papers and documents will be made available during the course