IITED.ORG
IITED.ORG
International Institute on Territorial and Environmental Dynamics
 
Photo credit: Makli World Heritage Site @ Siavash Laghai

Photo credit: Makli World Heritage Site @ Siavash Laghai

About II.TED

The International Institute on Territorial and Environmental Dynamics started its activity in 2011 as an Iranian-Italian Scientific Cooperation Programme untitled “International School in Heritage Management”. II.TED’s first activity was the coordination and organisation of the first edition of the Urbanization and Cultural Landscape workshop in Torino-Italy.

II.TED was officially founded in 2014 by Siavash Laghai (Secretary General), Hassanali Laghai and Gabriele Corsani in Florence. In 2019 Elgar Kamjou has joined us. We received the kind support and collaboration especially of Alessio Re, Angioletta Voghera, Claudia Balocchini and Simone Celata during these years.

We express our gratitude and appreciation for contribution and collaboration of Alessandro Scotti, Attilia Peano†, Frédéric Vidal, Gianluca Simonetta, Giulio Mondini, Jukka Jokilehto, Lodovico Folin Calabi, Maria do Rosario Oliveira, Marianna Bacci Tamburlini, Roberto Gambino† and Walter Santagata†.

So far II.TED had more than 130 among its participants, collaborators and members.

Objectives

II.TED aims to contribute to Target 4.7 of Sustainable Development Goals on quality education focusing on cultural diversity and Education for Sustainable Development. It also aims to contribute to Target 17.17 of Sustainable Development Goals on effective partnership for sustainable development and target 11.3 and 11.4 of Sustainable Development Goals on sustainable cities and communities, to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, resilient and sustainable”.

Activities

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, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development and UNESCO World Heritage Operational Guidelines. One of these activities include the Urbanization and Cultural Landscape Programme (Italy 2011-2019).

II.TED’s Territorial Sustainability and Resilience Cities framework gives consultancies, capacity-building tools, and design cooperation projects in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental organisations, private firms and locally based communities, such as the Inter-regional workshop on World Heritage and Sustainable Development (Pakistan 2017), and UNESCO Capacity Building workshop on Management Planning of World Heritage Sites in Iran (Iran 2015).

 

صحنه بازی شطرنج از نسخه هفت اورنگ ابراهیم میرزا، جامی، حدود ۹۶۳ قمری

A detail from the Seven Thrones of Jami, 16th ca.

@ Freer Gallery of Art

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Scientific Committee

II.TED Scientific Committee and Advisory Board includes, in alphabetical order:

ALESSIO RE

Secretary General at Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture

ANGIOLETTA VOGHERA

Associate Professor in Urban and Regional Planning, The Interuniversity Department of Regional And Urban Studies and Planning DIST - Polytechnic of Turin

BOGUSŁAW SZMYGIN

Head of the Built Heritage Department, Dean of Civil Engineering and Architecture Faculty - Lublin University of Technology

GABRIELE CORSANI

IITED founding member / Professor, University of Florence - Department of Architecture (DiDA)

HASSANALI LAGHAI

IITED founding member / Professor, University of Tehran - Kish International Campus

MOHAMMAD HASSAN TALEBIAN

Deputy for Cultural Heritage, Iranian Ministry for Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft

Partners and Network

Partners

II.TED has a Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding with the Deputy for Cultural Heritage, Iranian Ministry for Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft (IR), The Interuniversity Department of Regional And Urban Studies and Planning DIST - Polytechnic of Turin (IT) and Lublin University of Technology (PL). The agreed areas of partnership under the signed Memorandum of Understanding with ICHTO-DIST and Lublin University of Technology are focused on scientific activities and training for the management of cultural and natural heritage for sustainable development.

Network

Since 2011 II.TED integrates a wide range of network and promotes different partnerships with research institutions, civil society, non-governmental organisations, governmental, national and international entities, as a strategy to consolidate scientific research, strengthen intervention in the public sphere and promote the link between science and society. Amongst the main collaborating organisations and institutions, II.TED has collaborated with are: