Sustainable Development
Territory Management

About Us

UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Territory Management, established in 2010 at the University of Turin (Italy) in order to promote and develop an integrated network for research and education on Urban and rural development, environmental policies and conflicts, environmental health and environmental sustainable innovation.

UNESCO CHAIR Promotes an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of sustainable development and territory management.

UNESCO CHAIR Facilitates collaboration between high-level, internationally recognize researches and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Italy, in other region of the world, and more specifically in Latin America and Euro-Mediterranean regions.


Phone: +39 011 670 2733
Email: unescochair@unito.it
Address: Via Po, 18 - 10124 Torino, Italia

Main Goals

Main goals of the UnescoChair for a sustainable development

The specific objectives of this Chair are to train experts, professionals and consultants in:

  • Monitoring the environmental and social quality of life at the local, regional, national and international levels, preventing natural and hazardous risks, and promoting sustainable development in consumption;

  • Preserving and promoting bio-cultural diversity by enhancing the local knowledge, traditions and heritage that are crucial aspects of sustainable development;

  • Leading the ecological transition at social, economic and production levels, guiding civil society, the private sector and public sector organizations towards new ways of production, distribution and consumption of energy, commodities and services;

  • Increase and improve international cooperation for research on environmental issues such as consumption, urban and rural development, environmental policies and conflicts, environmental health and environmental sustainable innovation, as well as scientific and technological strategies;increase and improve the international dissemination of research outcomes on environmental-related topics.

The main Fields

  • Urban and Rural development

  • Environmental policies and conflicts

  • Environmental health and environmental sustainable innovation

  • Urban and Social metabolism

  • Methodology for environmental budget


Division for science policy and sustainable development of UNESCO

Department of Social Sciences (University of Turin), Centre of the Administrative Management of the Chair

Corep, Consortium for Research and Permanent Education

EuroMediterranean and Black Sea Observatory (NGO)

Community of Mediterranean Universities “CMU” (unitwin network/NGO)

Department of Sociology, University of Padova

University of Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Red Unitrabajo, Brazil

Centro interdipartimentale per l'analisi delle interazioni dinamiche tra economia, ambiente e società (IDEAS), Cà Foscari, Venezia

Ivem, Groningen, Netherland

IRIS - Istituto di ricerche interdisciplinari sulla sostenibilità, University of Torino and Brescia

University of Alexandria, Egypt

CNRS and University of Beirut, Lebanon

University of Tunis, Tunisia

Ecole des sciences politiques et socials de l’Universitè Catholique de Louvai IRES Piemonte.