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The focus of the PhD Programme in Territorial and Urban Planning is the management of urban and territorial development under its multiple characterizing facets:
- socio-economic development;
- cultural heritage (assets and landscape);
- functional, spatial and morphological aspects;
- environmental considerations, i.e. landscape and ecology;
- economic and financial issues; and
- the social impact of development.
The Programme includes theoretical, critical and practical topics with research oriented towards:
- study and analysis of territorial and urban structures and their development;
- promoting, defining and regulating future developments through projects, programmes, and policies; and
- processes of governance.
The aim of the PhD Programme is to develop advanced critical and theoretical skills as well as a sound understanding of European methods. The Programme also cultivates multidisciplinary research abilities in the interpretation and analysis of physical-functional transformational dynamics of cities, territories and landscapes. The Programme seeks to foster interdisciplinary skills in: the use of design methods and evaluation criteria; urban, regional, landscape and strategic planning techniques; legal considerations; administrative policies and incentives to promote efficient and quality development/conservation practices for the country.
In essence, the PhD Programme aims to offer an extensive, research oriented training focused on sustainable development of the country (from an environmental, economical and social perspective), with a high awareness of the growing urban and regional complexity. Graduates will be able to critically asses all the multiple interconnections of territorial management processes.
This training attempts to avoid the risks of excessive sectoralisation, instead it provides not only specific skills but also the means to update them or develop new skills in an open and international framework. The PhD Programme aspires to deliver an advanced formation that can be employed not only in academia, but also in public and private research institutes or high-level professions both in the public and private sectors.