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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2018/2019
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 052583 - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Docente Riva Fabio
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare
Didattica innovativa L'insegnamento prevede  5.0  CFU erogati con Didattica Innovativa come segue:
  • Soft Skills

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (478) NUCLEAR ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA NUCLEARE*AZZZZ052583 - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (472) CHEMICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA CHIMICA*AZZZZ052583 - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (475) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA*AZZZZ052583 - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (486) ENGINEERING PHYSICS - INGEGNERIA FISICA*AZZZZ053359 - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

Sustainable development (SD) is the central challenge of our times. Our world is under strain, climate change and the unsustainable use of natural resources threaten livelihoods. These crises will only worsen unless we change. That is why the UN launched a collection of 17 global goals, namely the Sustainable Development Goals, to set the path for a new development.

Within the framework of “Didattica Innovativa”, this course aims at introducing the students to the concept of sustainable development, helping them understand and evaluate the related global challenges, and deploy both theoretical and modelling skills to tackle them both at the firm- and the country-level.

The course will rely on POK (Polimi Open Knowledge), providing part of the lessons through MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses).


Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Lectures will allow students to:

·         Understand and learn the history of sustainable development and the paradigms adopted from the 50s;

·         Analyze and understand the SDGs goals, especially the 6th, the 7th, the 11th, the 12th, and the 13th, their specific targets and indicators;

·         Understand the concept of Community Integration for setting sustainable strategies at firm level;

·         Identify and learn the modelling approaches suitable to analyse and tackle the main challenges of SD.

 

The open discussions will allow the students to:

·         Argue the personal judgments about the topics covered in class;

·         Deal with other colleagues’ opinion and arguments.

 

The project work will allow students to:

·         Approach to long-term simulation-based tools;

·         Apply modelling tools for the sustainable planning of resources at country level;

·         Understand and model the complexities and interrelations between the different SDGs;

·         Make autonomous choices for identifying and selecting the appropriate planning strategy for solving the same problem;

·         Prepare an action plan outlining the synergetic strategies to achieve country-specific development scenarios;

·         Present and communicate their work given a certain amount of time and audience.


Argomenti trattati

Topic 1. Paradigms and history of Sustainable Development (SD): Introduction to Sustainable Development; Pathways to Agenda 2020 (1 MOOC); Paradigms: from 50s to Amartya Sen’s The Capability Approach.

 

Topic 2. The Sustainable Development Goals: Introduction to SDGs 6,7,11,12,13 (1 MOOC). Indicators, interconnections and potential conflicts. SDG 6: Description and Energy modelling. SDG 7: Description and Energy modelling. SDG 11: Description and Energy modelling. SDG 12: Description and Energy modelling. SDG 13: Description and Energy modelling.

 

Topic 3. Strategies to SD at firm level: Sustainability of firm strategies in the renewable energy framework (1 MOOC). Analysis of the context (1/2 MOOCs). The Community Integration concept and model (8/9 MOOCs). The Falck Renewables S.p.A case (1/2 MOOCs).

 

Topic 4. Modelling and planning SD: Introduction to system-dynamics. Comprehensive simulation-based approaches. Sustainable resources planning. The Threshold21 and iSDG model. Presentation of a case study.

 

A project work is integral part of the course. The objective of the project work is to help students get familiar with the comprehensive and integrated modelling of the SDGs, and test the implication of selected synergetic strategies to the country development. The project laboratory will include class discussions supervised by the course instructor and by some tutors.

 


Prerequisiti

 

Students are required to know the principles and methods of data analysing, and basic programming with MATLAB or Python.


Modalità di valutazione

The exam will be at the end of the course, and it will consist in (1) a written text and (2) the evaluation of the project work.

 

The written exam at the end of the course will assess individually the following learning outcomes:

·         an improved knowledge about the theoretical aspects of the course concerning the history of SD, their goals, and the existing modelling approaches through open questions;

·         the ability to calculate the indicators of the SDGs through exercises;

·         their ability to apply their understanding of the concept of Community Integration through a discussion of an ad-hoc case study.

 

Part of the course is devoted to a mandatory project work about: integrated long-term development planning. It will be carried out in team and it will specifically aim at designing SD-strategies for a developing country. The evaluation of the project will be based on the quality of the produced artefacts (final report), their originality, the ability to apply the modelling tools, the robustness, the feasibility, and the comprehensiveness of their results, their ability to summarize their findings, and their ability to communicate them in a presentation to the class.

 


Bibliografia
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaSachs, Jeffrey D, The age of sustainable development., Editore: Columbia University, Anno edizione: 2015
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaKreme, M., P. van Lieshout, and R. Went., Doing Good or Doing Better: Development Policies in a Globalizing World. , Editore: 2010
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaNilsson, M., et al., A guide to SDG interactions: From science to implementation, Editore: Internatioanl council of Science, Anno edizione: 2017
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaThürer, Matthias, et al., A Systematic Review of the Literature on Integrating Sustainability into Engineering Curricula, Editore: Journal of Cleaner Production, Anno edizione: 2017

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
(hh:mm)
Ore di studio autonome
(hh:mm)
Lezione
40:00
60:00
Esercitazione
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Informatico
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Sperimentale
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Di Progetto
10:00
15:00
Totale 50:00 75:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese
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08/12/2019