1 INTRODUCTION Updated: 18 may, KEY WORDS/CONCEPTS FOR THE ECO-POLIS INTERNATIONAL MASTERS PROGRAM: sustainability local development vision strategy regional landscape environment city governance participation multidisciplinary leadership EcoPolis Edition II, in Rossano, Calabria The Eco-Polis International Master in environmental and regional policies for sustainability in local development is an itinerant program for advanced multidisciplinary training. Eco-Polis, through the integration a wide range of specialized fields, is designed to teach the most innovative knowledge and techniques related to the themes of sustainability and local development. As Edgar Morin wrote, important problems are always complex and are often full of contradictions. As a result, one needs to address them globally, with various types of knowledge that should be well integrated (Edgar Morin, Towards a Study of Humankind, Meltemi, Rome, 2000, first French edition, 1965). The name of the Master program, Eco-Polis, itself synthesizes the cultural, scientific and training objectives of merging economic and ecological factors ( eco ) with urban and regional policies ( polis ), the environment and landscape. The strategic vision of Eco-Polis is oriented towards supplying the tools to pursue economic, physical, and social development that is ecologically oriented and incorporates democratic participation in the articulation of the processes, the definition of the planning tools, and the implementation of final policies. The variety of means and methods through which the student s program experience unfolds are what make Eco-Polis a training program unique in the world: 9 universities cooperating between Italy and Latin America; Instructors from 15 other universities for lectures and workshops; Additional participation by technical experts, professionals, public officials, politicians, business owners, and NGOs. Case study workshops with professors and tutors applying multidisciplinary group working methods on real-world projects
2 WHO Eco-Polis is an international Master degree organized by the University of Ferrara (Department of Economics and Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Natural Science) and the University of Calabria (Department of Engineering). Beginning in , the Department of Architecture at the University of Sassari, Alghero Campus (in Sardinia, Italy), will also be participating in the coursework activities. Beginning with the edition, the Architecture Department of the University of Sassari, at Alghero, will also participate in the coursework activities. The Master is one of the advanced training program offered by the University Institute of Postgraduate Studies, IUSS-Ferrara 1391 and the International School of Culture, Innovation and Sustainable Development at the University of Ferrara. Consultant Marco Dini & Prof. Gianfranco Franz The EcoPolis Master network incorporates the activities of the UNESCO Chair on Urban and Regional Planning for Local Sustainable Development at the University of Ferrara (Prof. Paolo Ceccarelli) and Red Alvar for Cultural Heritage and Projects, an association of numerous European and Latin American universities for the development of culture, restoration and conservation, and for the management of historical and architectural cultural heritage. In addition, the Master helps support the research activities of the Interdepartmental Center for Urban, Regional and Environmental Research - CRUTA at the University of Ferrara. The organization of the Master is supported by the Ferrara Research Consortium (CFR). DIRECTION Direttore del Master Program Director: Gianfranco Franz, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Policy in the Department of Economics; and of Regional Planning in the College of Science MM.FF.NN, University of Ferrara Direction Committee Elisa Anna Fano, Full Professor, Department of Biology and Evolution in the College of Science MM.FF.NN, University of Ferrara Franco Rossi, Full Professor of Regional Planning in the Department of Engineering, University of Calabria
3 Aranaldo "Bibo" Cecchini, Full Professor of Regional Planning in the Department of Architecture in Alghero, at the University of Sassari (Sardinia, Italy). Nicola Camatti, Economist, Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Economics and Development Giuseppe Castaldelli, Environmental Biologist, Department of Biology and Evolution in the College of Science MM.FF.NN, University of Ferrara Pier Francesco Celani, architect, doctorate researcher in regional planning Corinne Corbau, geomorphology, contract researcher in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Ferrara Gregory Delaune, AICP, ASLA, CA Landscape Architect (#4759), Master of City Planning, Master of Landscape Architecture Emanuela De Menna, Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Economics and Development Marco Dini, economist, instructor and contract professor in the College of Economics, University of Ferrara, International Consultant Paola Grossi, Architect, expert in cooperation projects Luca Lanzoni, Architect, expert in design/management of analysis tools based on GIS systems Roxanna Perez, pedagogy, instructor and contract professor in the College of Economics, University of Ferrara, International Consultant Daniel Sardo, Architect, instructor in the Department of Architecture at the Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina Massimo Zupi, Ph.D. in Environmental Planning and Technology in the College of Engineering, University of Calabria SCENTIFIC COMMITTEE (In the process of being updated) COURSE INSTRUCTORS PARTNER ISTITUZIONALI E SPONSOR Eco-Polis is organized in collaboration with: The University of Ferrara; The University of Calabria Department of Engineering; The Department of Architecture at the University of Sassari; University Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IUSS-Ferrara 1391); UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Projects; United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Red Alvar for Cultural Heritage and Projects; The Urban, Regional and Environmental Research Center (CRUTA);
4 The Ferrara Research Consortium (CFR); The EcoPolis Master (like the Master MAPAUS before it) is organized in academic and didactic collaboration with important Latin American Universities: The Catholic Pontificate University of Paranà (Brasil); The Catholic University of Córdoba (Argentina); la Universidade Federal de Alagoas (Brazil); Pontificia Universidad de Chile (Chile); la Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria di Valparaiso (Chile); The Federico Santa Maria Technical University of Valparaiso (Chile); The University of the Republic (Montevideo, Uruguay); The Independent National University of Mexico (Mexico); The Villarrica Campus of the Catholic Pontificate University of Chile, the Central University of Quito (Ecuador), the Federal University of Alagoas (Brazil) are now joining the EcoPolis Master Network. COLLABORATION WITH AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ACTIVITIES OF THE MASTER PROGRAM: In Italy, for years now, various entities, organizations, businesses and public institutions have supported the Master, participating directly in the didactic activities and initiatives (international seminars and conventions, workshops and internships), contributing to the continuous updating of the course content and the professional placement opportunities for the students. Some of these entities contribute financially as well, in the form of scholarships and sponsorship. Government institutions, international institutions, research entities and consortiums: Estado de Alagoas (Brasil) Municipalidad de la Isla de Pascua (Chile) - IILA Istituto Italo- Latinamericano - Consorzio Universitario per la Ricerca Socio-economica e per l Ambiente, CURSA - Consorzio Interuniversitario Italiano per l'argentina, CUIA
5 Legacoop Emilia Romagna - HERA - UTECO - Med Ingegneria - INDICA - Copy Art Ferrara: The Master also benefits from the support of a network of institutions that facilitate the broadening of this network: COMITES - Comitati Degli Italiani All 'Estero - Camera di Commercio Italo-Brasiliana The International Master EcoPolis represents the advanced evolution of an impressive history of programs for higher education in the field of environmental and regional policy. Beginning in 1994 with the Master in City Management, and followed by the Master of Environmental Management and Sustainable Development - MEGAS and the Master MAPAUS, the University of Ferrara has been developing programs that respond to the growing demand for new professionalism and competencies in the promotion of local development and sustainable practices. WHY COURSE MANIFESTO The International Master Program Eco-Polis is conceived on the basis of two specific goals: to fill a gap in university course curricula in the field of sustainable local development, in particular for undergraduate programs that provide limited integration of a variety of disciplines and technical sectors; to improve and surpass the extraordinary experience of the five editions of the International Master Guaraqueçaba in Paranà, Brazil
6 MAPAUS, which introduced the topic of sustainability into the economic and social dimensions of local development, addressed in the context of urban and regional environmental planning. The sustainability of growth and development is a challenge of global dimensions, whose urgency is evidenced by the seriousness of the environmental crisis (global warming, climate change, consumption of scarce resources, etc.) a disparity of wealth and access to resources (both tangible and intangible) between the northern and southern hemispheres; between wealthy cities and regions and those that are underdeveloped; and between prosperous citizens and societies that are well integrated and those that are marginalized. Global challenges demand global policies as well as innovative and effective local decisions. The urban quarters, the multi-polar cities, the metropolitan regions and the polycentric territories of Italy and Europe, as well as many other parts of the world, are not only the areas of the planet where resource consumption is highest and the resulting environmental impacts largest, but are also where the greatest opportunities for individual and societal improvements are concentrated and where future policies of sustainable development could best be promoted. The International Master Eco-Polis promotes a balanced method of training, characterized by a theoretical and cultural framework generally geared towards the issues of development and sustainability as well as a series of premises and practices for local change. In order to understand and respond to future development challenges like the balance between ecological niches (the city being the "ecological niche of humans"), or inequality among nations, races and generations, relevant skills are needed. Those who want to work toward sustainability in local development and ecologically oriented planning need multidisciplinary expertise, as Edgar Morin described as early as1965 in his introduction to Towards a Study of Humankind. The multidisciplinary view of which Morin wrote, even using the paradigm notion of ecosystems, that is, the product of inter-retro-action between a particular environment, climatic elements, geologies, physics, geographies (the biosphere) and living organisms (not just humans). The interactions are not only conflictual, competitive, agents of consumption, dissipation and degradation, but are also interdependent, joined and complimentary. The objective of the International Master Eco-Polis, therefore, is to develop graduates in a variety of disciplines, already equipped with practical experience, technical skills and cultural know-how, to formulate a systematic vision of the problems and their possible solutions, at the variety of scales and of the various dimensions of government, development and the region: from local-context development, socio-economic and institutional analysis, and analysis of economic, social, urban and regional policy, to the planning dimension; from programming activities all the way to the definition of projects and implementation; from the logic and techniques of evaluation methods to the issues of management; from the understanding of forms and processes of governance, all the way to the definition of the most effective forms of participation and empowerment. Eco-Polis, encourages a poly-disciplinary training model founded on integrated competencies and comparisons between the variety of approaches inherent to various disciplines (law, economics, ecology, planning) and their application. The instructors of the Master Eco-Polis are specialists
7 from the academics world, public administrations, NGOs, relevant professions and corporations, both in Italy as well in the countries in which the master is active. They organize their coursework content into theoretical-methodological topics and practical-applied topics, with examples and discussions of concrete case studies from real-world projects. To complement the coursework, the skills of the students are put to the test through various workshops (in Italy and South America), during which the techniques of working as a group are emphasized with the instructors and professionals. A unique characteristic of the International Master Eco-Polis is that it is travel-based, taking place at various institutions in various nations, with the contribution of instructors from various universities and countries. This approach is held to be fundamental to overcoming the localized point-of-view that often plagues the practical application of sustainability and local development. The students, therefore, are put in the position of knowing realities fundamentally different from those they have previously known, and challenging their capacity to develop responses appropriate to the context in which they are operating. It is the objective of Eco-Polis to widen the cultural and technical reference horizons of the students, encouraging the building of trans-national networks and opportunities for work and study experiences in other countries. It is for this reason that the Program Directors cultivate an academic atmosphere with a strong professional emphasis, characterized by the presentation of the most up-to-date and innovative professional techniques, reinforced by the participation of representatives from public administrations, corporations and firms by way of an extremely rigorous teaching method, and characterized by cooperative group work. As a result of the accumulated experience and solid relationship network developed through previous academic programs (see: and the two previous editions of EcoPolis), the Directors are also able to assist the students with the professional placement process at the conclusion of the program. WHERE The program will begin on Feruary 22 nd, 2010, with the online registration of the selected students (at the internet address and the distribution of the coursework material for the individual study assigned coursework phase. CALENDAR OF ACTIVITY (PROVISIONAL): 22 February - 26 February individual study of assigned coursework 1 March - 16 May coursework in-residence at the IUSS in Ferrara 24 May - 25 June coursework in-residence at the Estense Castel in Ferrara Università di Sassari, Alghero 16 August - 17 September coursework in-residence on Easter Island (Chile) 27 September - 29 October coursework in-residence in Maceio, Alagoas (Brazil) internship with Italian or Latin American entity (15 November finishing by 28 February)
8 28 February, 2011, submission of final thesis project and completion of the master program CONTACTS For any clarifications about the program or the course work content and organization, please contact the directors and coordinators of the Master: Coursework Coordination: Prof. Gianfranco Franz - Arch. Gregory Delaune - Dott. Emanuela De Menna - Arch. Luca Lanzoni - Arch. Daniel Sardo - Massimo Zupi, Ph.D. - Dipartimento di Economia Istituzioni Territorio Via Voltapaletto, FERRARA Telefono: (+39) Guaraqueçaba in Paranà, Brazil FOR OTHER INFORMATION of an administrative nature: Rivolgersi all : UFFICIO POST-LAUREA VIA SCIENZE, N. 41/B FERRARA Orari di sportello: Lunedì, Mercoledì, Venerdì 9,00 11,30 Martedì 15 17,00 Responsabile: Silvia Gherardi Tel: (+39) Fax: (+39) E/o visita il sito web:
9 ADMISSION ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - APPLICATION THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE MASTER ECO-POLIS ENDS ON DECEMBER 9 TH, 2009, FOR EUROPEANS AND JANUARY 15 TH, 2010, FOR NON- EUROPEANS Website for admission at UNIFE Degree requirements: The program is open to Italian citizens as well as others who have a valid Italian entry visa who has completed one of the following degree programs: Accredited Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Economics, Geography, Law, Civil Engineering, Regional Planning, Biology, Geology, Political Science, Sociology with prescribed requirements. Specialized degrees under the classification: Specialized degrees according to the directives of the law D.M: 509/00 under the classification: 4/S Architettura e Ingegneria Edile 3/S Architettura del paesaggio 6/S Biologia 54/S Pianificazione territoriale, urbanistica e ambientale 38/S Ingegneria per l ambiente ed il territorio 10/S Conservazione dei beni architettonici ed ambientali 21/S Geografia 22/S Giurisprudenza 28/S Ingegneria civile 34/S Ingegneria gestionale 49/S Metodi per la ricerca empirica nelle scienze sociali 57/S Programmazione e gestione delle politiche e dei servizi sociali 62/S Chimica 64/S Scienze dell economia 68/S Scienze Naturali 70/S Scienze della politica 71/S scienze delle pubbliche amministrazioni 82/S scienze e tecnologie per l ambiente e il territorio 83/S scienze economiche per l ambiente e la cultura 84/S Scienze economico-aziendali 86/S Scienze geologiche 88/S Scienze per la cooperazione allo sviluppo 89/S Sociologia The Department of Economics at the University of Ferrara
10 With prior approval of the Academic Advisors, candidates with degrees in alternative subjects may be admitted. Candidates with foreign degrees officially declared by an Italian academic authority to be equivalent to one of the aforementioned degrees may participate in the program as well. Candidates with foreign degrees declared by an Italian academic authority to be non-equivalent may request that the degree be recognized for the specific purpose of enrollment in the program. At any point in the selection process, based on the judgment of the President, the administration may exclude candidates for lack of the prescribed requirements. APPLICATION AND SELECTION: Program admission will be based on a consistent evaluation of the following criterion: degree requirements for admission and associated final grade-point average publications other: post-graduate studies, professional activities, internships, professional training, scholarships, etc. In relation to the number of positions available, the candidates who receive the highest evaluations will be admitted into the program using a ranking compiled on the basis of their total calculated score. In the case of tie scores, precedents will be given to candidates of younger age. SELECTION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS: THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE MASTER ECO-POLIS ENDS ON DECEMBER 9 TH, 2009, FOR EUROPEANS AND JANUARY 15 TH, 2010, FOR NON-EUROPEANS COURSE MANIFESTO EXPENSES AND ENROLLMENT The enrollment fees are 3,000 Euros for students from the European Union and 2,300 Euros for students from outside of Europe. The Enrollment fees include the cost of the provision of course work materials. Enrollment includes student health insurance as well as access to libraries, classroom facilities, cafeterias and other associated University services. OTHER EXPENSES Students need to provide for the following expenses: round-trip flight Lain America/Europe or Europe/Latin America lodging in Italy and Latin America; living and other transportation expenses
11 Generally speaking, lodging costs in Italy are under 1,000 Euros (for the coursework periods in Ferrara, Trento and Cosenza - two and-a-half months); the lodging costs in Lain America are under 700 Euros (for two months). Although no other financial aid is provided for the program participants, there are opportunities for scholarships awarded by other institutions. The program participants are housed in lodging coordinated by the participating universities and the course directors, including arrangements for the period of study in Latin America, unless chosen otherwise by the students. COURSEWORK The didactic activity of the in International Master Program Eco-Polis is organized into a total of 1,750 hours, articulated into 580 hours of formal coursework (classes, seminars and workshops), 70 hours of assigned coursework, 800 hours of individual study, and 300 hours of final internship work; for a total of 70 credits. Following two periods of study in Italy and Latin America, students complete an internship (300 hours, over the course of three months) with a host institution of their choosing (University, public or private research center, institution or public agency, office, professional studio, or ONG), per the recommendation and approval of the administrators of the Master degree. During the internship, the student develops the content and writes their Master's Thesis, based on their particular experience related to the internship in which they are engaged. Valparaiso, Chile CALENDAR Coursework Content The Master Eco-Polis is open to college graduates and professionals from all the nations of the world. The program structure, developed through the experience of other post-graduate programs, allows the students to participate in a higher-education course of studies characterized by: high caliber instructors from Italy and other countries; truly interdisciplinary coursework, organized with the contributions of numerous universities, faculties, departments, public entities and institutions from Italy and other countries, as well as private sector companies, non-profits and cooperatives; workshops and laboratories in which the students, as a group and coordinated by the course instructors, engage in real-world case studies; a travel-based structure with coursework in Italy and Latin America the concrete oportunity to join a network of international relationships that continue following the conclusion of the program.
12 The course of study of the Master Eco-Polis, following the model of an "intensive program", is designed to develop the themes and issues related to the concept of sustainability in a broad and truly integrated context, both by way of theoretical and field-specific lectures (in economics, ecology, planning, etc.) as well as through the practical demonstration of policies, plans, programs, applications and projects at the urban, regional and environmental scale. These theoretical lectures, demonstrations of practical examples and group work during the workshops enable students to gain an understanding of: The issues and difficulties associated with local development as well as the policies and processes associated with its realization; The complexities associated with an integrated approach to local and regional strategic policy and planning; Methods of analyzing production chains in the local context and ways of promoting innovation and process development; Policies and instruments for the reduction of environmental impacts, energy use, and limited resource consumption (water, soil, raw materials, etc.); Tools for regional planning, landscape design and urban design; Policies and tools for cultural heritage preservation (both in terms of nature and the environment as well as history and local culture factors) and the compatibility of the various methods for its valorization; The complexities of inclusion and empowerment processes for community groups, and methods for promoting citizen participation; Models and mechanisms for developing effective forms and processes of governance for democratic management of development The cultural and multi-disciplinary opportunities of the Master Eco-Polis are made possible both by the successful experiences of the programs conducted in the recent past and the proven technoscientific and cultural contributions of the Scientific Committee and the faculty. The Scientific Committee and the Academic Advisors are made up of: Internationally known experts; Instructors and researchers from the universities collaborating with the Master organization; Academics from other universities (in Italy and worldwide); Directors and officials from various public institutions; International professionals and consultants. The Master Eco-Polis is a fully interdisciplinary and multi-sector program. The coursework, seminars and workshops are designed to develop the awareness and ability of the students to engage in policy and practice directed towards sustainability and local development that is carried out in an integrated and precise manner. During the study periods in Italy and Latin America, the students participate in focused periods of interactive training (classes, seminars, round tables) interspersed with intense periods of group work on real-world case studies (workshops). In this way, the students can practically experience the application of strategic problem solving approaches, the difficulties of multidisciplinary and multisector coordination, and the benefits of leadership development.
13 The experience of group work during the workshops constitutes an important distinction and key characteristics of EcoPolis. Together with its itinerate organization, this aspect highlights the program as a unique case in advanced and multidisciplinary training. For this reason, the evaluation of the students by the Academic Advising Committee is formulated primarily on the basis of level of individual commitment and capacity demonstrated by the students in the course of the workshops that make up the program of study (as indicated for each year of the course calendar). The lesson plan of the International Master Eco-Polis is articulated into primary and complimentary subject categories and study modules. The subjects covered include: Primary Subjects: Ecology Applied economic policy for local development Strategic environmental, urban and regional planning Conservation and management of historical and cultural heritage Economics of the tourism industry Complimentary Subjects: Development of geographic information systems (GIS) adapted to the local context Administrative/environmental law Fundamentals of hydrology and geology for strategic risk assessment Landscape planning and design Stakeholder engagement and environmental accountability practices Urban sociology Evaluation and analysis techniques (SEA-Cost/Benefit-SWOT) Community planning Cooperation building techniques Design and management of development and cooperation projects (depending upon the particular workshop themes, which vary from year to year, some complementary subjects may not always be addressed) DIDACTIC CONTENT AND INSTRUCTORS - Provisinoal Link
14 OBJECTIVES The International Master Eco-Polis, in environmental and regional policy for sustainability in local development, is a multi-scale multidisciplinary advanced degree program designed to equip participants with the most innovative knowledge and practical tools in the fields of sustainability and local development. Sustainability, on the one hand, and local development, on the other, represent conceptual paradigms that are in ongoing development and not without their internal contradictions (see La scommessa della decrescita, by Serge Latouche, Feltrinelli, 2007). In any case, these paradigms, better than any others, permit us to address and search for the most effective responses, at different scales (local and global, as well as urban and rural), to the challenges arising from environmental degradation, the dynamics of globalization and international competition, and the processes of urban expansion and raw land consumption. Curitiba, Brazil The name of the Master, Eco-Polis, itself synthesizes the cultural, scientific and training objectives of merging the economic and ecological dimensions of the region and the city with its governance (and therefore its policies) in a strategically oriented vision of economic, social and physical development that is ecologically based. The methods of coursework development includes: Direct interaction between instructors and students (lectures, seminars and workshops), as well as between students and stakeholders (local inhabitants, communities, government entities, NGOs, businesses) during the workshops; Interaction between the students themselves during the periods of classroom work as well as during strategizing and implementing the field work and analysis Interaction between the students during their residencies in and travels to the various cities, regions and states where the Master takes place. The methodology and organization of the Master distinguish EcoPolis globally as a unique educational experience. There is, in fact, no other program that shares the same methods and outcomes as EcoPolis: 9 universities cooperating between Italy and Latin America; Instructors from another 15 universities participating in lectures and workshops; Additional participation by technical experts, professionals, public officials, politicians, business owners and managers, NGOs and international consultants; Training internships coordinated through the course directors in Italy and internationally; Coursework conducted in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and English
15 Particular attention is dedicated to the examination of innovative and real-world methods, tools and initiatives (plans, programs, and projects) that either already exist or are currently in the process of being developed by public administrations, research centers, corporations and/or private sector professionals. At the end of each study module (in Ferrara, Alghero and Latin America) the students will engage in case study workshop projects based on the application of coursework content in the context of local planning issues. During these workshops, they will work side-by-side with instructors, experts and local administrators, applying interdisciplinary and group working techniques. During the period of study in Ferrara, the directors of the Master program organize seminar series in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair in Urban and Regional Planning for Sustainable Local Development and with the International School on Culture, Innovation and Sustainable Development at the University of Ferrara. From year to year, there are also other various collaborations with the MUSEC (Economics and Management of Museums and Cultural Services) specialization program, and with the China and Italy School of Policies at the University of Ferrara. The seminars and participation in other post-graduate educational activities are an opportunity to provide the EcoPolis students with additional stimulus and to augment the participation of international experts. OUTCOMES The Master seeks to train experts in local development that are skilled in formulation and management of: Complex problem solving processes; Multi-scale and multi-level policies and planning instruments; Multidisciplinary working groups; Participation and stakeholder engagement processes Cooperation projects Achievement of the Master s ambitious educational goals is facilitated by: Santiago de Chile The experience accumulated as a since 1999 (two editions of EcoPolis, five editions of the Master MAPAUS, and one edition of the Master MEGAS); The network of international relationships built through years of cooperation with other countries and universities all over the world; The synergy and collaboration with the UNESCO Chair, the International School and other initiatives at the University of Ferrara; The high academic, scientific and professional profile of all of the people involved in the program.
16 As a result, students graduate with the capacity to function effectively in a variety of disciplines that are currently in rapid growth throughout the world: Policies, strategic planning and initiatives for stimulating local economic development; Policies and initiatives for innovation, improvement and consolidation of local production chains; Policies, plans, programs and projects (environmental and regional) aimed at the conservation and/or sustainable use of the natural environment; Policies, plans, programs an projects (urban) aimed at improvement of the urban environment and living conditions; tools (i.e. plans, projects) for reducing consumption of limited resources (e.g. water, air, soil) and the associated environmental impacts; tools (i.e. plans and projects) for cultural heritage valorization (e.g. environmental, natural, historical); development and management of public participation and stakeholder engagement processes. Graduates of the program also have the capacity to work in fields at the international level, in nongovernmental organization (NGOs) and for international cooperation projects (opportunities that can be developed during the course of the internship period as well). The educational process is based on an interactive cultural and technical cross fertilization between the students, as well as between the students and the instructors, encouraging subsequent processes of individual study and professional updating, also facilitated by the international network into which the students are introduced. CALENDAR The program will begin on Feruary 22 nd, 2010, with the on-line registration of the selected students (at the internet address and the distribution of the coursework material for the individual study assigned coursework phase. CALENDAR OF ACTIVITY (PROVISIONAL): 22 February - 26 February individual study of assigned coursework 1 March - 16 May coursework in-residence at the IUSS in Ferrara 24 May - 25 June coursework in-residence at the Università di Sassari, Alghero Pernambuco, Brazil 16 August - 17 September coursework inresidence on Easter Island (Chile) 27 September - 29 October coursework in-residence in Maceio, Alagoas (Brazil) internship with Italian or Latin American entity (15 November finishing by 28 February)
17 28 February, 2011, submission of final thesis project and completion of the master program INSTRUCTORS ITALY Prof. Gastone Ave, Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara Prof. Marco Di Tommaso, Department of Economics, University of Ferrara Prof. Fabio Donato, Department of Economics, University of Ferrara Dott. Fabrizia Ippolito, Department of Engineering, University of Calabria Dott. Marilena Leis, Department of Science MM.FF.NN, University of Ferrara Prof. Umberto Simeoni, College of Science MM.FF.NN, University of Ferrara.., Department of Architecture, University of Sassari Technical Universidad Federico Santa Maria ARGENTINA Prof. Ian Dutari, Dean, College of Architecture, Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina Prof. Melina Malandrino, Associate Professor, College of Architecture, Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina Prof. Joaquin Peralta, Associate Professor, College of Architecture, Catholic University of Cordoba BRAZIL Prof. Claudio Maiolino, Department of Architecture, Catholic Pontificate University of Paranà, Curitiba.., Federal University of Pernambuco.., Federal University of Alagoas CHILE Prof. Roberto Barria, Department of Architecture, Federico Santa Maria Technical University of Valparaiso.., Catholic Pontificate University of Chile MEXICO Prof. Marcos Mazari, Director of the Coninuing Education Division in the Department of Architecture, Universidad Naciónal Autóma de Mexico, Mexico City
18 URUGUAY Prof. Salvador Schelotto, Decano, Department of Architecture, The University of the Republic, Montevideo PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS The primary expected professional applications in both the context of Europe and Latin America are as specialists and experts in interdisciplinary project teams for conceiving, managing and coordinating complex programs to implement sustainable policies and programs for supporting local development. On the basis of the previous experience accumulated during the evolution of the program of study for the Master Eco- Polis, it has been demonstrated that the primary professional applications are made up of: fields dedicated to economic and financial programming, urban and regional planning, environmental planning and public administration at every level in which these are articulated in different countries (cities, provinces, regions, public agencies - ARPA, watershed districts, park administrations, ACER, etc.); public-private agencies and organizations (public utilities, agencies or privatized municipalities) dealing with provision and management of urban environmental services (water, energy, collection and disposal of urban waste, incinerators, etc.); Professional companies and engineering firms in which there is a need for specialists with the ability to apply a multidisciplinary approach to environmental issues in the context of the planning and design process; real-estate and infrastructure investment groups with an orientation towards sustainable practices (traditional real-estate investors; regional level infrastructure planning and design organizations; logistics management firms, etc.); professional firms or corporations, as well as public administrations, in which there is a need for specialists with the ability to manage participation and negotiation processes; private companies that need experts in environmental matters and individuals with the ability to coordinate and lead group work; non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate at the international level coordinating and facilitating cooperation programs; Service cooperatives and consumer cooperatives; Public, private and university research centers. A seminar at the Universidad Iberoamericana In Mexico City To assist in the placement of master program participants in the professional world, there is a three month long internship and training period which may be completed with Italian or South American
19 local public institutions, private consulting firms and groups, or NGOs. The internship type and location is not decided for the student. The program directors and the individual program participants identify and decide together where and in which field the training period will take place. As evidence of the excellent placement record which the Master Eco-Polis enjoys, one may refer to the results of the five editions of the Master MAPAUS, which are that all of the students are currently employed. More than 60% of the 70 students that took part in these master programs, at the end of their training placement period, received a professional contract with the agency or professional firm where their internship took place (www.mastermapaus.it). The students from the first edition of EcoPolis are already completely employed, while those from the second edition are all currently in the process of completing there final internship. settori dedicati alla programmazione economico-finanziaria, alla pianificazione territoriale e urbana, alla pianificazione ambientale della Pubblica Amministrazione, a tutti i livelli in cui essa è articolata nei diversi Paesi (Comuni, Province, Regioni, Agenzie pubbliche ARPA, Autorità di Bacino, Enti Parco, ACER, ecc.);agenzie e società pubblico-private (public o multi utilities o ex municipalizzate) impegnate nella gestione e fornitura di servizi urbani e ambientali (acqua, energia, raccolta e smaltimento rifiuti urbani, teleriscaldamento, ecc.); studi professionali e società di ingegneria in cui si renda necessario disporre di tecnici capaci di affrontare interdisciplinarmente le questioni ambientali all interno del processo di pianificazione e progettazione; società di investimento immobiliare e infrastrutturale orientate verso pratiche di sostenibilità (investitori immobiliari tradizionali; società di progettazione e gestione di infrastrutture di rango territoriale; società di gestione logistica, ecc.); società professionali o associazioni, ma anche in Pubbliche Amministrazioni, in cui sia necessaria la presenza di tecnici capaci di gestire processi partecipativi e negoziali; imprese private che necessitano di esperti in materia ambientale e di figure capaci di coordinare e lavorare in gruppo; organizzazioni non governative che operano a livello internazionale per la promozione e realizzazione di programmi di cooperazione. cooperative di servizi e cooperative di consumo; centri di ricerca pubblici e privati e universitari. Per favorire l inserimento nel mondo del lavoro degli allievi partecipanti al Master, è previsto un periodo di stage e tirocinio professionale, della durata di tre mesi, che potrà essere realizzato presso istituzioni pubbliche locali italiane e sudamericane, presso imprese e società di consulenza private o presso ONG. La destinazione per lo svolgimento del tirocinio finale non è imposta agli allievi. La direzione e ciascun singolo allievo del corso individuano e decidono insieme dove e su quale settore svolgere l esperienza formativa. A conferma dell eccellente livello di placement di cui favorisce il Master Eco-Polis, si rimanda ai risultati ottenuti in 5 edizioni di Master MAPAUS, la cui totalità degli allievi è oggi occupata. Oltre il 60% degli allievi che hanno preso parte al suddetto master (70), al termine dello stage formativo ha ottenuto un contratto di lavoro presso l ente o lo studio professionale presso cui era stato svolto il tirocinio (www.mastermapaus.it). Gli allievi della prima edizione di Eco-Polis sono già tutti occupati, mentre quelli della seconda edizione sono attualmente tutti impegnati nello svolgimento del tirocinio finale.
20 MATERIALS To review the coursework materials for the International Master Eco-polis, please submit a request to: Prof. Gianfranco Franz - DOWNLOAD DIDACTIC MATERIALS - Provisional Link INTERNSHIPS AND PLACEMENT Group work; Rossano, Calabria During past editions of EcoPolis and MAPAUS, students completed their internship period with the following organizations and agencies: ACER of Ferrara ARPA Emilia-Romagna (Bologna and/or Ferrara) Marina Waisman Center (Cordoba, Argentina) The City of Ferrara Ferrara Research Consortium Secchia Park Consortium (Rubiera) CoopeAgro (Maragogì, Alagoas, Brazil) ENEA (Brindisi) HERA Ferrara Spa IPPUC (Curitiba, Brazil) Delta Institute Srl, Ferrara Milano Metropoli (Milan) Nexus (Bologna) International Work Organization (Torino) The Province of Bologna Punto3 Srl, Ferrara Studio Albatrozs (Curitiba, Brazil) Studio Gap, (Genova) Tecno Studio (Palermo) Torino International (Torino) The University of Calabria The garden at the CEPAL in Santiago, Chile