The International Institute on Territorial and Environmental Dynamics was founded in Florence by Gabriele Corsani, Hassanali Laghai and Siavash Laghai in 2014. Despite that, since 2011 this group was organizing the Urbanization and Cultural Landscape workshop’ series with the kind support of Alessio Re, Attilia Peano†, Angioletta Voghera, Jukka Jokilehto, Ludovico Follin Calabi, Maria do Rosario Oliveira and Walter Santagata†. Since 2014 until today II.TED has seen more than 100 among its participants and members.
II.TED objectives are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and with UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development and aim to contribute towards Target 4.7 of Sustainable Development Goal on quality education which focuses on cultural diversity and Education for Sustainable Development; aim to contribute towards Target 17.17 of Sustainable Development Goal on effective partnership for sustainable development; and aim towards target 11.3 and 11.4 of Sustainable Development Goals on sustainable cities and communities Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
II.TED activities are listed under two main categories: 1. II.TED School of Heritage Management, 2. II.TED Territorial Sustainability and Resilience Cities framework.
II.TED School of Heritage Management actively organises series of international scientific cooperation programmes since 2011. Such as Urbanization and Cultural Landscape (Firenze-Torino-Venezia, 2011-Present), Landscape Assessment Planning (Lisbon, 2012), and UNESCO Capacity Building workshop on Management Planning of World Heritage Sites in Iran (Tehran, 2015).
II.TED Territorial Sustainability and Resilience Cities framework gives consultancies, capacity-building tools, design cooperation projects and programmes in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental organisations, private firms and locally based communities. Such as Rofayyeh Museum of Defence (Rofayyeh, 2019).
II.TED is an official partner under a MoU with the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organisation, and the Inter-University Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning DIST-Politecnico di Torino. Other II.TED partners are UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Territory Management, Santagata Foundation and SiTI-Higher Institute on Territorial Systems for Innovation.