The research activities to be developed by the Research Area of Competence of “Territorial Planning and Governance” (TPG) under the 2015-2020 Strategic Programme will be focused on the evaluation of plans, policies, development processes, sustainability aspects, and territory quality. The research covered mainly:
(i) the study of land-use patterns in urban and regional context;
(ii) urban environmental management – noise and air pollution assessment, modelling and abatement – dynamics of urban and infrastructures systems, especially water and waste-water diffusion;
(iii) mitigation models for the study of the quality of urban environment, particularly noise and air pollution, and climate change; sustainable urban mobility policies and models, mainly the establishment of routes for soft modes;
(iv) simulation and evaluation of territorial and urban processes combining advanced tools of spatial analysis within geographic information systems, particularly the study of urban and regional systems (urban environment, urban structure and land-use patterns, activities location, accessibility and mobility at an urban and regional scale).