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UNESCO Chair in Urban and Regional Planning for Sustainable Local Development (815), established in 2008 at the Università degli Studi di Ferrara (Italy).


Urbanism; regional planning for sustainable local development.


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • develop stronger and more permanent relationships between universities in Latin American and the Caribbean, and in Europe, and among Latin American universities, possibly by making the Chair itinerant;
  • promote awareness of the close relationships between urban and regional policies and the responsible use and management of non-reproducible resources (historical heritage, landscape, water, nature, etc.) among students, civil servants, practitioners and local administrators;
  • promote the exchange of knowledge and facilitate the incorporation of advanced techniques of analysis and evaluation, methods of survey and planning, as well as urban policies formulation and management in the curricula of Latin American universities;
  • and assist local communities, decision-makers and governments to workout and implement most appropriate strategies to promote a sounder social, economic and environmental local development.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences.


Mr Patrizio Bianchi, Università degli Studi di Ferrara
Work Phone - +39 0532 293111
Fax - +39 0532 293031
Street - Via Savoranola, nº9
City - Ferrara
Postal Code - 44100
Country - Italy