Publications

Books

  • Sottile F., Peano C., Slow Agriculture, Slow Food Editore (Terra Madre), 2017. 
    Slow Agriculture the name we like giving to agroecology. The book is about knowing diversified agricultural systems, using local seeds, promoting the use of traditional rotations, restoring cultures able to host insects and helpful microorganisms, discovering the importance of forest systems and learning techniques of sustainable defences against plants diseases. These are the fundamental topics of an alternative approach from conventional agriculture for producers and specialists of the sector, but also for who are curious and want to undertake the increasingly popular way of self-production. A way of conceiving agriculture which rehabilitate small-scale agricultural system underlying the importance of thinking beyond our borders and developing a new awareness towards the environment, the persons and their relations.
  • Fayad S., Juma M., Re A., Rogers A-P., Veldpaus L., Verdini G., Zhou J., The HUL Guidebook: UNESCO Historic Urban Landscape Guidebook, World Heritage Institute on Training and Research in Asia and Pacific of Shangai, 2016. Download the book
    The book constitutes the first international collection of UNESCO recommendations and results from studies about sustainable urban development in relation to cultural heritage, carried out by international networks of UNESCO offices, cities, universities and research institutes. Gathering analysis of pilot experiments conducted in cities from different continents, the book aims to provide guiding elements to administrators and operators from historic cities to have an effective approach to urban areas management, coherent with international community and UNESCO principles.

  • Moreschini L., Ramello G., Santagata W., A brand to promote areas of excellence: from UNESCO sites to cultural, artistic and landscape Italian places, MiBACT, 2016. Download the book
    The book presents the outcomes from a study that evaluates the social and economic impact of the UNESCO World Heritage brand. By considering the brand’s applicability to products and services, the book presents several Italian case studies, namely Langhe and Monferrato, Pienza and Val d’Orcia, Residenze Sabaude and Val di Noto. The topics range from reviewing government tools to UNESCO management designations, both of which are current and concerns the whole system the several UNESCO programs.

  • Fiorenzo Martini, Ecology of socio tecnical system, L’Harmattan, Italy, 2014
    Ecology of socio tecnical systems is a new field of knowledge  that emerges from the combination of environmental accounting and social ecology. It aims at combining empirical approach, practical usability and methodological rigor. This essay illustrates the originof this discipline and seeks to provide logical consistency and application prospects in areas that range from the analysis of consumption, urban ecolog and the industrial economy.
    A didactic book addressed to university students, employees in charge of the sustainability units of public and private organizations, researchers in economics, sociology or natural sciences, communicators and journalists.

 

Culture of Sustainability Journal

Since 2016, "Culture of Sustainability", an international journal on topics related to sustainability and environmental education, is published in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Territory Management. Visit the web site (in Italian only) here.  Published issues up to now are:

  • Culture of Sustainability, ISSN 1972-5817(print) 1973-2511(on line), Anno IX, N. 18/2016, II semestre ISBN 9788885313514.  Anthropocene theories and practices. History and geology of human impact on the environment. Consult the index

  • Culture of Sustainability, ISSN 1972-5817(print) 1973-2511(on line), Anno IX, N. 17/2016, I semestre ISBN 9788885313477.  Rich in nature, poor in services. The unbalanced welfare of the fragile urban areas in Europe. Consult the index

 

 Book Chapters

  • Padovan, Dario, and Arrobbio, Osman. "Making Energy Grids Smart. The Transition of Sociotechnical Apparatuses Towards a New Ontology.", in Labanca, Nicola (ed.) Complex Systems and Social Practices in Energy Transitions. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 259-282.
  • Segre G., In search of ways of sustainable development for the UNESCO site of Venice: Case study of Murano cultural district and its collective brand, in Gravari-Barbas M., Jacquot S. (edited by), Tourism and Economic Diversification in World Heritage Site, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2014, pp. 61-68. Download the book

  • Buzio A., Creative atmosphere in Piedmont vineyards: new opportunities for local development, in Gravari-Barbas M., Jacquot S. (edited by), Tourism and Economic Diversification in World Heritage Site, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2014, pp. 108/113. Download the book

  • Padovan D. and Magnano M., Genesis and role of the expertise in environmental disputes. The case of the High Speed Train in Val di Susa, in Pellizzoni L. (a cura di), Environmental conflicts. Experts, policy, institutions in ecological disputes, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2011, pp. 201-233.

  • Padovan D., Alietti A. and Arrobbio O., Discursive opportunities of the expertise in the conflict on the High Speed Train in Val di Susa, in Pellizzoni L. (a cura di), Environmental conflicts. Experts, policy, institutions in ecological disputes, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2011, pp. 235-258.

  • Padovan D., Martini F. and Cerutti A. K., Methodologies and Early Results in the Application of the Energy Analysis Program to the Italian Context, in Alfredo Agustoni, Mara Maretti (ed. by), Energy Issues and Social Sciences, Theories and Applications, McGraw-Hill, Milano 2012, pp. 61-69. http://www.catalogo.mcgraw-hill.it/catLibro.asp?item_id=2898

 

Journal Articles

  • Pairotti M. A., Cerutti A. K., Martini F., Vesce D., Padovan D., Beltramo R., Energy consumption and GHG emissions of the Mediterranean diet: a systemic assessment using a hybrid LCA-IO method, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2014, pp. 1-10, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.12.082.

  • Padovan D., Metabolic exchanges and practices of regulation. The assemblage of environment and society in early social sciences, Ecological Informatics, 2014 pp. 1-12, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2014.02.006.

 

Research Reports

 

Collections

  • Notebook Culture=Capitale
    The collection aims to explore the cultural and economic value components of cultural goods, with specific attention to UNESCO designations. Additionally, the collection shares a part of scenario analysis, as well ascultural and creative sectors promoted analysis expressed by the territories, and a reflection on possible development scenarios.
  • Reports Culture at Work
    The collection is devoted to gathering international research reports about topics and case studies concerning the relation between culture, environment, territory and the economic dimension of sustainable development.
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