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The Faculty of Urbanism / Urban Design
1st Year, sem 1, 2019-2020 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 4

UT-92 | Sustainable Spatial Development

Department: Urban Planning and Territorial Development
Course Leader:
prof.dr.arh Cătălin Sârbu
Learning outcomes:
The course aims to introduce the students to the basic concepts on the issue and evolution of the concept of sustainable development, the understanding of the relations of sustainable development with spatial development objectives, as well as the basic elements of theoretical ecology. The scope is to understand that the nature represents the basis for human development and to study the report of ecological natural and demi-natural systems with the spatial expression of the human settlements network, but also to study the actions and instruments oriented to sustainable development objectives. Also will be presented the main documents and elements fore the specific legislation.
Content:
1. Sustainable Development: premises, a short history of the concept
2. Definitions, domains
3. Theoretical Ecology Elements
4. Urban and regional ecology elements
5. Ecosystems types – Sustainable Development specific elements. Ecological footprint
6. Sustainable Development indicators fields
7. Multicritaerial Sustainable Spatial Development
8. Instruments for Sustainable Development
9. Social impacts of the environment
10. Regional development – Sustainable Development
11. 21 Agenda – 7th chapter : human Settlements
12. Economic restructuring and Regional sustainable development
13. European approaches concerning sustainable development of the cities and regions
14. Relevant examples for sustainable spatial development
Teaching Method:
Courses, video presentations, individual works, electronic support for the courses
Assessment:
Individual synthesis work at the exam 50% + grid questionnaire 50%
Bibliography:
1. * * Agenda 21/1992 - (Chapter 7th – Human Settlements)
2. * * Guiding Principles for Sustainable Spatial Development, Hanover 2000 European Conference of Ministers responsible for Regional Planning (CEMAT)
3. * * Guiding Principles for sustainable Spatial Development of the European Continent, Council of Europe, 2001
4. * * Council of the European Union, Renewed EU Sustainable Development Strategy, 2006
5. * * Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities, agreed on the occasion of the Informal Ministerial Meeting on Urban Development and Territorial Cohesion, Leipzig May 2007
6. * * European Commission: Measuring progress towards a more sustainable Europe - Statistical books 2007- monitoring report of the EU sustainable development strategy, 2007
7. Sârbu Cătălin, Reabilitare urbană și dezvoltare – o dimensiune principală a tranziției socio-economice. Un exemplu de abordare – textura urbană, în volumul Dezvoltarea Durabilă, volumul II – Mecanisme și instrumente, Editura Universității din București, 1999 (coord. A. Vădineanu, C. Negrei, P. Lisievici)
8. Sârbu, Cătălin – Habitatul urban în expansiune periurbană, Editura Universității de Arhitectură și Urbanism “Ion Mincu”, 2005
9. Sârbu, Cătălin - Locuirea în România: O abordare-cadru, Editura Universității de Arhitectură și Urbanism “Ion Mincu”, 2006
10. Sârbu, Cătălin Redactare capitolul 4.1-Planificarea spațială, în volumul: Stategia Națională pentru Dezvoltare Durabilă a României Orizonturi 2013-2020-2030 (ISBN 978-973-0-06104-8
11. Vădineanu, A., Dezvoltare durabilă – Teorie și practica, Vol. I, Ed. Universității Buc., 1998
12. Philippe Outrequin, Catherine Charlot-Valdieu, Analiza proiectelor de cartiere durabile in Europa, Editura Universitară “Ion Mincu”, Bucuresti 2011
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