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SDPMDUC COST C27 2011 : Sustainable Development Policies for Minor Deprived Urban Communities - Final Conference of COST Action C27


When Feb 22, 2011 - Feb 23, 2011
Where Parma, Aula Magna dell'Università
Submission Deadline Jan 10, 2011
Notification Due Jan 10, 2011
Final Version Due Feb 15, 2011
Categories    planning   sustainable development   HERITAGE PROTECTION   civil engineering

Call For Papers

9:30 Registration
22/02/2011, Opening Introductory Session
10:00 Greetings Comune di Parma Mayor
10:10 Greetings Gino Ferretti Università  degli Studi di Parma Rector
10:20 Greetings Ivo Iori Università  degli Studi di Parma Dean of the Faculty of Architecture
10:30 Aims and program of the conference Paolo Ventura,Parma Univ, DICATEA, " Chair of COST Action C27 (Sustainable Policies for Minor Deprived Urban Communities)
10:40 The COST network Thierry Goger "COST Office, Brussels" Science Officer for Transport and Urban Development
10:50 Transport Urban Development Committee and SDPMDUC Hendrik Van Der Kamp "Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
" COST Transport and Urban Development Domain Committee Vicechair
11:00 Land management tools for SDPMDUC Maurizio Tira "Facoltà  d'Ingegneria, Università  di Brescia, Italy" Chair of COST Action TU0602 (Land Management for Urban Dynamics)
11:20 Shrinking Cities Phenomena in Europe "Thorsten Wiechmann
" "TU Dortmund University
Faculty of Spatial Planning, Department of Spatial Planning and Planning Theory" Chair of COST Action TU0803: Cities Regrowing Smaller: Fostering Knowledge on Regeneration Strategies in Shrinking Cities across Europe
22/02/2011 11:40 Session 1 Deprivation: definition and context. European programs for economic and social cohesion.
discussant Julia Lourenco "University of Minho, Department of Civil Engineering, Guimarães, Portugal"
11:50 "Degrowth, Inequalities and Poverty" Serge Latouche "Université Paris XI- Jean Monnet, -Sud - Collège d'Etudes Internationales" "director of the Groupe de Recherche en Anthropologie,
Epistemiologie et Economie de la Pauvreté, "
12:15 A statistical model to classify deprivation index in Europe for SDPMDUC Michela Tiboni "Università degli Studi di Brescia, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Architettura, Territorio e Ambiente
" Associated professor

12:00 discussion
14:30 Session 2 Tourism

discussant Hans Thor Andersen University of Copenhagen
14:35 Monitoring Tourism Processes for Sustainable Development Julia Lourenco "University of Minho, Department of Civil Engineering, Guimarães, Portugal"
14:30 Tourism Development Policies in Cyprus Neophytos Zavrides Zavrides Consulting
14:45 Tourist Coastal Development in Mediterranean Area and Enhancement of Minor Ancient Centres Del Ponte – Tommasoni
15:00 Role of Sustainable Tourism Policies in Resources Planning in Deprived Mediterranean Areas Antonluca Di Paola
15:30 discussion
16:00 Session 3 Heritage Preservation and Physical Planning measures
chair Raimondo Innocenti "Dipartimento di Urbanistica e Pianificazione del Territorio, Università di firenze" Full professor
discussant André De Nayer

16:30 "Land use transformation in protected areas of Casentino, Italy" "Roberto Brami, Marcello Miozzo e Michela Giannetti" "Comunità Montana del casentino - Dream Italia, Poppi" "Head of service in Comunità Montana del Casentino, Head Researcher of DREAM Italia, Researcher "

16:45 Heritage Preservation policies in Brabant and development Maria Leus
17:00 Heritage Preservation policies in Poland and development: Sebopol Renata Giedych "Department of Landscape Architecture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences"
23/02/2011 9:00 4 Poster session Case-studies
chair Damianos Damianakos AUA Athens
9:10 Val di Taro Simone Bettosi - Gandolfini Comunità Montana Val di Taro
9:20 Calabria Di Paola
9:30 "Constraints and Development Plan of a Dry Region - Wilaya of Naama, Algeria" Zoubir Sahli Algeria
9:40 Agro-village in Parma Agnese Ghini e Michele Zazzi
Val-de-Travers case study Louis-M. Boulianne " Communauté d'études pour l'aménagement du territoire,
10:00 Discussion
23/02/2011 10:30 Session 5 Participation and involvement
chair Rebecka Nolmark Stiftelsen framtidens kultur
The role of citizen / public participation in implementation and design of sustainable development policies in the context of the European Union Jonathan Tritter "Warwick Business School, University of Warwick"

"WG3 Outcomes and Learnings
" Juha Kotilainen "University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, Department of Geographical and Historical Studies" "Lecturer in Human Geography, Dr."

Alto Garda Regional Park: Balance and Cooperation Filippo Garlanda "Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Architettura, Territoriale e Ambientale. Università degli Studi di Brescia"
12:30 discussion
14:30 Session 6 - Final "Institutional and Economic Issues with particular attention to Rural Development
chair Paolo Ventura
discussant Louis-M. Boulianne " Communauté d'études pour l'aménagement du territoire,
14:40 Siegfried Alberton "Centro per l´Osservazione delle Dinamiche Economiche, Università della Svizzera Italiana" "Responsabile Istituto Ricerche Economiche, Vice direttore"
15:10 Regional policy in Switzerland: a focus on innovation and knowledge Mark Reinhard "
Département fédéral de l'économie DFE
Secrétariat d'Etat à l'économie SECO,
Secteur politique régionale et organisation du territoire DSRE Holzikofenweg, Berne
Switzerland" Researcher
15:30 WG1 Outocmes and Learnings Enrique Calderon "E.T.S.I. Camions, Universitdad Politécnica de Madrid"
15:50 "Sustainable Development and Territorial Governance in Deprived Contexts: Case Study Analysis and Best Practices Handbook.

" "Michela Tiboni, Silvia Rossetti" "Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Architettura, Territoriale e Ambientale. Università degli Studi di Brescia"
16:05 "Public Transport Services in Rural Regions: the Experience of Czech Republic
" Jan Spoussta
16:15 Discussion
17:15 End of the conference

The proceedings will be published by Mc Graw Hill under the appointment of COST Office European Union.
For more information send a mail to:

Format Text should be typed on word processor MS WORD 2010 (or earlier version) or ODT or RTF in single line spacing (of 12 character spaces) using Times or Arial 12, text justified. Paper size: A4 (210mm x 297 mm), with clear margins as follows: top, left and right 25mm, bottom
Title: Times New Roman, 14, bold, ranged left, please leave one line empty (14).
Name(s) of the author(s): Times New Roman 12, bold (ranged left), please write your first name and then your surname in capital letters (e.g. Paolo ROSSI), leave two lines empty (12).
Key words: Four (4) or five (5) key words on paper theme (Times New Roman 12, ranged left), leave two lines empty (12).
Summary: Times New Roman 12, justified. Summary shall be submitted in English and (optional) in your own language.
Headings: Times New Roman 12, Bold, ranged left
Full paper: The full paper should not exceed 16 pages including abstract, pictures, diagrams, references and appendices. The text should be delivered in MS WORD 2010 (or earlier version). Line drawings, Diagrams and Graphs, Tables, Formulae and Photographs may be made in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Corel or Photoshop, jpg-formats are preferable.
References: Bibliographical references should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. The following sequence and punctuation should be used: Author’s last name, author’s initials, title of reference article, name of book or journal (or other), volume number, page numbers, publisher, city and year of publication, ISBN number (if available) In the text, the reference is to be giving in footnote, or by marks, or the author’s last name and the year of publication.
Biographical notes: A brief curriculum vitae (10-12 lines) would be welcome.
Contacts: Please give, at the end of the paper, the author's contacts (institution, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address).
Publication rights
By submitting the full paper to the workshop organisers each author agrees to give the COST action C27 the right to publish his/her paper in the Final Conference COST C27 proceedings and to publish the paper on the COST-C27 web site without any compensation.
The full paper will be published consequently and will be shipped to all participants. In addition the papers will be posted on the COST C-27 web site (
Summaries must be submitted until h. 24.00 0f 10th of January 2011.
Full papers to be submitted until h. 24.00 of 15th of February 2011.
Submission of papers
The full paper shall be submitted in digital format (via e-mail) to:
Paolo Ventura
Luis Boulianne
Damianos Damianakos
Presentation of papers at the Conference
In all sessions of the Final Conference there is the possibility to make a PowerPoint presentation. For technical reasons for the papers that will be not submitted by the deadline will be not guaranteed to the speaker pc auxiliary

The poster should be set in vertical A1 format. The composition is free, nevertheless every poster should give the following common concise information of the case study:
Location, cognitive frame, features, peculiarities and relations with the minor deprived communities, legislative frame (rules, landscape, environmental and land use restrictions, planning processes).
The poster should encompass also a critical view, highlighting: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of the case study.
It is desirable that all posters contain the Cost logo and the text:
“COST Action C27 - Sustainable Development Policies for Minor Deprived Urban Communities Final Conference - Parma (Italy), February 22nd - 23th 2011”
Am extending summary and/or a short paper in word format, useful for the proceedings, should explain the poster.
Summaries must be submitted before January 10th, 2011 in order to prepare the final programme.
Posters must be printed and carried to the place of the Final Conference by the participants, or posted not later that February 15th, to the following address:
Paolo Ventura,
Department of Civil Engineering, Environment, Territory and Architecture
Viale G.P. Usberti 181 A
43100 Parma ITALY
Summaries and posters should be sent in digital format (via e-mail) to:
Paolo Ventura
Damianos Damianakos

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