Learning outcomes of the course unit
Train the student in:
critical reading of the VIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) provisions;
critical analysis of an Environmental Impact Study;
writing an SIA (Environmental Impact Study)
Basic knowledge in mathematics, ecology, physics, chemistry, geology
Course contents summary
The national and regional VIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) provisions.
The national and regional VIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) procedure
How to work out an environmental impact study. Use of Technical Regulations (Italian Prime Minister's Decree DPCM 27 December 1988)
The significance of environmental, programmatic and planning reference frameworks and illustrative study cases.
Assessment of impacts on ecosystems. Qualitative forecasting methods.
Summarizing tools for assessment: matrices, networks, checklists.
Canter, Environmental Impact Assessment, McGraw-Hill
Puccia & Levins, Qualitative modelling of complex systems. Harvard University Press
Oral lecture and practice