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Theories of sustainable development

Théories du développement durable

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (FGSE)

Teacher(s): Antonio Da Cunha
Lecturer(s): -

Validity: 2015 -> 2016

No timetable defined.


Autumn semester
26 hours per semester

Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 3.00


To introduce a broad discussion on the meaning and ethical bases for sustainable development.
To identify key features of sustainable development while arguing the relevance of its transposition to the analysis of urban spaces.
To evidence major issues of sustainable urban development from a critical thinking and foresight perspective.


The coming into sight of a sustainable development concept has allowed a renewal of the geographical thinking by providing a new reading grid to nowadays fast-changing territories. It has become also a useful reference for design and development planning policies.

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