The development of Urban Systems, often proceeds faster than and/or without legislative regulatory system, highlighting many engineering, environmental and communication problems that call for incisive academic multi-disciplinary programs.
In order to assure a sustainable development and in order to have a resilient and safe Urban System, the dynamics of the most important problems related to its expansion should be well known and fully understood. The guarantee of main services (electrical power, freshwater, waste disposal, transportation, etc) at a level enough to allow a large variety of life styles is one of the main inter-disciplinary challenges to be managed and solved.
The Joint Program in Environmental Science for Large Urban Areas proposes a dual graduate degree program to educate and create professional staff useful for management authorities.
The problems related to Urban Systems will be confronted within Environmental disciplines.
Since the themes are very general the Joint Program is directed at International students with different backgrounds. The student will directly verify topics of his interest, in fact the courses will be carried out in several cities and in contact with international students and professors, testimonies and experts of different realities.
The curricula proposed in the Joint Program Provides training for careers involving geosciences, health hazard communication, environmental analysis monitoring, ecological assessment, waste management and reduction, geographical information and surveillance systems, and environmental regulation, including related areas of administration. Curriculum is structured so that students consider environmental issues from scientific, ethical, public policy, and legal perspectives.
The main aim of the Joint Program is to propose an inter-University academic program that allows students to have Dual Degree: Laurea Specialistica and Master of Science Degree.
It will have a duration of 2 years (4 semesters) and it will be developed assuring the full integration among Italian, US, students and professors.
The Joint Program is open to student of any nationality.
The First year will be developed in Viterbo, Italy at Università degli Studi della Tuscia, the second year will be in New York, USA at Pleasantville campus.