SDGs and USI. Sustainable Cities and Communities
Institutional Communication Service
19 April 2021
Urbanisation is perhaps one of the most spectacular events that have occured on our Planet over the past century. Today, more than half of the global population lives in cities or urban areas, with estimates of up to 70 percent by 2050. This development brings with it many opportunities in socio-economic terms, but also major challenges, especially in terms of the carbon footprint and quality of life of people.
We here reflect on SDG #11, which aims to "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable," with Muck Petzet, architect, curator, and since 2014 Professor of Sustainable Design at the USI Academy of Architecture; Barbara Antonioli Mantegazzini, Economist and Deputy Director of the USI Institute for Economic Research; and Antonietta Mira, Professor of Statistics and Director of the USI Data Science Lab.
The series: #Fucine (forges). Perspectives for shaping today and tomorrow.
Some of the significant challenges of the modern world and the role of knowledge in understanding and facing them. Starting from the UN 2030 Agenda goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs), we propose a series of ten articles in collaboration with Corriere del Ticino on the occasion of USI's 25th anniversary. With the guidance of USI experts, we present and ponder the areas of knowledge in which our University is active - architecture, communication, law, economics, computer science, medicine and biomedicine, public health, computational science, data science and the humanities - and their role in forging ideas, perspectives and visions to help shape the present and the future. Each article will begin with a UN objective and three angles: one will offer a more in-depth snapshot, the other two complementary "flashes".
#USI25 #shapingknowledge #knowledgelab #forges