UT-87 The institutional framework of sustainable development

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Urban Design and Planning
1st Year, sem 2, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
Course Leaders:
asist.dr.urb. Serin Geambazu
lect.dr.arh. Vera Marin
Teaching Staff:
invitat permanent - drd. arh. Claudia PAMFIL
Learning outcomes:
The discipline emphasizes cognitive skills and teaching activities aim at the correct use of notions and concepts such as: representative democracy, good governance, public policies, institutional framework, institutional responsibility, sustainable development, urban actor, urban planning documentation, integrated approach, etc.

Upon successful completion of this discipline, students will be able to:
 Explain human rights in relation to the built environment
 Analyze a situation from the perspective of balance between development areas (social, economic, environmental protection) = sustainable development
 Use specific notions: endorsement, approval, participation, consultation, etc.
 Describes the role of environmental professionals in the system of actors that influence its transformation
 Understands the need for collaboration between fields in urban planning and design: political and administrative sciences, sociology, anthropology, economics, law, etc.
 Analyze the interests and interactions between urban actors involved in a project (case study) so that they can identify cause-effect relationships in the processes of space transformation
-Definition and principles of sustainable development.
-People's needs, space and institutions that respond to needs - Space and social problems: discrimination, crime, social conflicts, corruption, poverty. Dollarstreet.
-Human rights in relation to development and space. Rights commented from the perspective of space as a support for human rights - Examples commented by students in media articles - lack of access or overcrowded spaces for education and health, makeshift housing (informal settlements), etc.
-The three sectors of society - Public, private, non-profit / non-governmental institutions and organizations
-Public decisions and space. how public is the public interest? Influences in decision-making processes. lobby and advocacy
-Elected representatives of social groups in the city, diversified priorities - Role play - local councilors arguments for & against an investment project inspired by reality
-Networks, norms and trust; Civic community - solidarity, civic participation. Jane Jacobs.
- good urban governance and the role of professionals - ECTP - Charter of participation (2015), Charter of Leipzig (2007), New Charter of Leipzig (2020)
-Tools to promote sustainable development - Resources allocated according to strategies, programs, projects that demonstrate the application of the principles of sustainable development
-Institutional roles in sustainable development at various scales - International, European, national, regional and local organizations / institutions
-The roles of the urban planner defined by ECTP - European Council of Town Planners - translator of the stakes of change, their “concretization” in space before they are realized. Procedures and methods.
-types of Zonal Urban Plan - Stages and actors in the elaboration and approval of an urban planning documentation in Romania
-Analysis and consultation techniques and tools - order 2701/2010 - presentation of the structure for the case study
- Climate change and responsibilities - measures, reflection in the roles of actors in urban planning and design. Climate Action: Paris Agreement (global), European Green Deal
Teaching Method:
Digital slides presentations, guided discussions, students' presentations based on individual or team work (research on the internet, in the library, on the field, reflection, classroom exercises). Students are accustomed to using search engines for very specific goal, and process the information so obtained.
Participation in guided discussions and class exercises: 60%
Individual work: essay handed during the exam session and oral presentation: 40% (20h individual work)
 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 Urban Planning for City Leaders, A HABITAT, 2012

 2015: ECTP Charter of participation

 Letter from Leipzig (2007)
 New Leipzig Charter (2020)


 Parts of Law 350/2001 on spatial planning and urbanism with subsequent amendments and completions

 Order 2701/2010 for the approval of the Methodology for informing and consulting the public regarding the elaboration or revision of the spatial planning and urbanism plans, published in the Official Gazette no. 47 / 19.01.2011, given based on art. 57 and 61 of Law no. 350/2001 and art. 13 para. 6 of GD 1631/2009