FRAMEWORK AND SCIENTIFIC AIMS
The Doctorate in Landscape and Environment trains researchers in the field
of landscape design and interpretation, dealing with the changing
contemporary environmental conditions, avoiding that climate change,
ecological crisis, loss of biodiversity are faced as a "sector" and not
instead as engines of transversal change in all sectors, and highlighting
the growing value of the landscape project.
These extremely complex global challenges have highlighted the need for a
paradigm shift in the relationship between man and nature, a Green New
Deal, which is already transforming the European Union's policies on
climate, energy, transport, agriculture, forests, into agreement with the
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It also appears increasingly
evident that it is impossible to separate the environmental crisis and the
social crisis, beacuse of very close links between ecological exploitation,
environmental destruction, poverty and exclusion, with reference to the
increasingly large groups of populations living in conditions of poverty,
overpopulation and forced removal from the territories to which they
The right to the landscape, as it is affirming itself within the
contemporary disciplinary debate, constitutes an extraordinary space for
action for the reduction of inequalities, the overcoming of conflicts,
common access to fundamental rights, the protection of the terrestrial
environment as "Common home", a space of cohabitat and coexistence.
The research themes of the PhD are based on the assumption that innovation
takes place in collaborative constellations, that the contamination between
disciplines allow to find solutions to the needs of society . At the same
time, it is necessary to build a fruitful dialogue, to feed
interdisciplinarity, sharing perspectives and interests.
The transdisciplinary approach is therefore a tool and not an end, a way of
working which, in line with the National Research Plan "serves to bring
together different scientific approaches, skills, methods and abilities to
pursue and solve complex problems of real life, (..) a tool, as an
incubator to inspire scientific discoveries through the exchange of ideas
and the germination of new synergies (serendipity) to change consolidated
research perspectives, routines and paradigms (PNR 2021-2027, p.24).
The comparison with the major areas of research related to the Green New
Deal- which will be at the center of national research strategies- has
guided the selection of some themes within the landscape research field:
_health and wellness
_ social transformations and society of inclusion.
_ risk reduction for settlements, infrastructures, natural systems and
_ climate, energy, sustainable mobility
_ food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture, environment
THIRD MISSION, PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND RESEARCH DISSEMINATION
The Phd guarantees enhancement and transfer of knowledge.
Training activities are characterized by active dialogue with institutions
Design workshops and seminars are an opportunity for a direct confrontation
with specific territorial and social contexts, with public administrators
The results of training activities and design experimentation are published
in the Et series of the Phd published by Lettera 22 with papers by Phd
The dissemination of the research work is constantly promoted through the
dissemination of calls, and the support for the preparation of papers and
contributions by the Coordinator and the Scientific Board.
The dissemination of the thesis is supported by the publication of best
theses, in the DIAP PRINT DOTTORATO series of Qudolibet press