ASSOCIAZIONI DI CUI È MEMBRO IL DIPARTIMENTO
AESOP, Association of European School of Planning
Referente per il DIST Umberto Janin Rivolin
AESOP was established in 1987 in Belgium as an international association with scientific, artistic and educational purposes and operates according to its Charter.With over 150 members, AESOP is the only representation of planning schools of Europe. Given this unique position, AESOP strengthens its profile as a professional body. AESOP mobilizes its resources, taking a leading role and entering its expertise into ongoing debates and initiatives regarding planning education and planning qualifications of future professionals. AESOP promotes its agenda with professional bodies, politicians and all other key stakeholders in spatial and urban development and management across Europe.
These aims are achieved through a number of activities:Annual Congress, on European, national, regional and local spatial planning issues, Yearly meeting of the Heads of Schools discussing planning curricula, PhD Workshop for young academics, European Urban Summer School for younf planning professionals, Cooperation with planning professionnal bodies and other key stakeholders, Research Thematic Groups, Prizes, Publications, AESOP Young, Academics Network.
AISRe, Associazione Italiana di Scienze Regionali
Referente per il DIST Grazia Brunetta
L’Associazione Italiana di Scienze Regionali (A.I.S.Re) è un associazione scientifica che si propone di sviluppare, specialmente in Italia, attività di ricerca, formazione e divulgazione nelle discipline delle scienze regionali.
A tale scopo promuove la circolazione delle idee e delle attività di ricerca sui problemi regionali che utilizzino strumenti, metodi e schemi tecnici specificamente elaborati per le analisi regionali, come anche l’adattamento di concetti, procedure e tecniche analitiche proprie di altre scienze; promuove ed incoraggia la diffusione e l’insegnamento delle scienze regionali; si adopera per il riconoscimento del ruolo e della qualificazione professionale di chi opera nel campo delle scienze regionali; cura lo scambio di informazioni e le relazioni nazionali e internazionali fra gli studiosi e gli Enti che coltivano tale ordine di studi e la cooperazione con associazioni scientifiche affini; promuove specifiche pubblicazioni di carattere scientifico e tecnico sulle scienze regionali; promuove una Conferenza da tenersi di regola annualmente, oltre che congressi ed incontri, a livello nazionale ed internazionale, di scienze regionali.
L’Aisre è una sezione dell’European Regional Science Association (ERSA) che, assieme alla North American e alla Pacific Regional, costituisce la Regional Science Association lnternational (RSAI) dedicata agli studi di scienze regionali.
EAHN, European Architectural History Network
Referente per il DIST Andrea Longhi
The European Architectural History Network (EAHN) supports research and education by providing a public forum for the exchange and dissemination of knowledge on the history of architecture in Europe amongst scholars throughout the world.
The EAHN was set up in 2005 as an open network that anyone with an interest in European architectural history was free to join. Its first actions were to create a website and a quarterly online newsletter. In 2010, the first international conference was held at Guimaraes in Portugal. Now an established biennial event, the 2012 conference takes place in Brussels, and the 2014 conference will be in Turin. In intermediate years, a national conference, linked with a study tour, is held at a different location: in 2011 in Scotland, in 2013 in Brazil.In 2013, the EAHN launches an on-line peer review journal, and a new website supersedes the newsletter. Membership is open to both individuals and institutions, on payment of the set dues. Governance is by a committee, to which any member may nominate themself, and which normally meets twice a year. There are four elected officers, responsible for the general management of the EAHN, and answerable to the committee. The EAHN maintains a permanent office, located at TU Delft.
The EAHN is affiliated to both the Society of Architectural Historians (USA) and the College Art Association (USA). Elected Officers (2010-2013) : President: Adrian Forty (UK); Vice-President: Mari Hvattum (Norway); Secretary: Maarten Delbeke (Belgium/Netherlands); Treasurer: Tom Avermaete (Netherlands) The journal editor is Maarten Delbeke.
EURA, European Urban Research Association
Referente per il DIST Cristiana Rossignolo
The European Urban Research Association(EURA) was launched at an international conference held in Brussels, Belgium in September 1997 after the proposal to create a new association of urban researchers was first discussed at an international seminar on ‘Shaping the Urban Future’ held in Bristol, England, in July 1994.
EURA is mainly European through its membership and expertise. As the world goes urban, it is therefore timely to review and reflect the role and function of the city in a changing Europe, examine European cities’ similar characteristics (of history and heritage, of design and built form, of politics, governance and democracy, of economic function, of social structure and association) and their distinctive features.
However, Europe is only a small part of our urban future, and it is getting smaller: In a world that is both globalising and urbanising at the same time it makes no sense for urban researchers to limit their perspective to experience within a single continent. Hence, from the outset the European Urban Research Association (EURA) has welcomed dialogue with scholars from countries beyond the frontiers of ‘Europe’. In this globalised context, academic multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary urban debate is needed in the 21st century. So is cross national research and policy exchange. EURA wants to offer a bridge between research and policy. Researchers want to help policy makers support integration, cohesion, and collaboration in the area of urban policy, ambitions often difficult to achieve. Policy makers must in turn recognise that researchers have an important contribution to make. Our shared agenda about urban problems must be developed, explored, extended and indeed challenged. EURA can facilitate the exchange of ideas and fosters the transfer of good practice in urban research and policy. It can also enable common trends to be examined – for example, the experience of economic competition, of social polarisation, of changing democratic form, and of technological innovation – and it enables different responses to be compared.
iiSBE, International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment
Referente per il DIST Patrizia Lombardi
iiSBE (e iiSBE Italia) is an international non-profit organization whose overall aim is to actively facilitate and promote the adoption of policies, methods and tools to accelerate the movement towards a global sustainable built environment. iiSBE has an international Board of Directors from almost every continent and has a small Secretariat located in Ottawa, Canada. Our specific objectives include the following:
- Map current activities and establish a forum for information exchange on SBE initiatives, so that gaps and overlaps may be reduced and common standards established; and
- Increase awareness of existing SBE initiatives and issues amongst the international buildings and construction community;
- Take action on fields not covered by existing organisations and networks.
Our most important activity is networking; helping specialists and generalists to get to know each others’ abilities and needs.
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature
The IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization and professional conservation network. Conserving biodiversity is central to the mission of IUCN in order to demonstrate how biodiversity is fundamental to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges such as climate change, sustainable development and food security. IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. Founded in 1948, it is today a leading authority on the environment and sustainable development. The Union’s headquarters are located in Gland, in Switzerland. More than 1,200 member organizations including 200+ government and 900+ non-government organizations; almost 11,000 voluntary scientists and experts, grouped in six Commissions in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world. A neutral forum for governments, NGOs, scientists, business and local communities to find practical solutions to conservation and development challenges; governance by a Council elected by member organizations every four years at the IUCN World Conservation Congress; funded by governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies, foundations, member organizations and corporations. Official Observer Status at the United Nations General Assembly. IUCN works on hundreds of projects, initiatives and activities around the world (by aGlobal ProgrammeandInitiatives). The IUCN Programme 2013–2016 is driven by two features of life today: Global production and consumption patterns are destroying our life support system - nature - at persistent and dangerously high rates. And people, communities, governments and private actors are underutilizing the potential power of nature and the solutions it can provide to global challenges in fields such as climate change, food security, social and economic development. IUCN terms thesenature - based solutions.
IUCN'stheme-based programmes: Business, Economics, Ecosystem management, Environmental law, Forest conservation, Gender, Global policy, Marine and polar, Protected Areas, Science and knowledge, Social policy, Species, Water, World Heritage.
IUCNCommissions,that assess the state of the world’s natural resources and provide the Union with sound know-how and policy advice on conservation issues (http://www.iucn.org/about/union/commissions):
- Commission on Education and Communication (CEC),
- Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP)
- Commission on Environmental Law (CEL)
- Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM)
- Species Survival Commission (SSC)
- World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)
UNISCAPE, European Network of Universities for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention
Delegato per il Politecnico e referente per il DIST: Claudia Cassatella, Roberto Gambino, Uniscape Executive Board
UNISCAPE is the Network of Universities especially dedicated to the implementation of the European Landscape Convention (CoE, 2000). Aim of UNISCAPE is to support and reinforce interdisciplinary co-operation within and among European universities regarding landscape issues, especially in the areas of research and education.
More than 50 universities from 14 different European Countries are currently members of the network. Politecnico di Torino is a founder member and host the General Assembly in 2010.