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By on May 22, 2019

Università di Pisa





Lungarno Pacinotti 43,
56126 Pisa – Italia

+39 050 221 2111 (University switchboard)
+39 0502212276 (International Cooperation Unit)

Official Focal Point
Prof. Alfredo Fioritto

Alternate Focal Point
Prof. Francesco Marcelloni

Authority approving the partnership
Prof. Paolo Maria Mancarella, Rector



The University of Pisa (Università di Pisa), formally established in 1343, is one of the most renowned educational institutions in Italy and one of the oldest universities in the world.
It has been extraordinarily successful in updating its structures and human resources in order to meet the new challenges of international research and education at the highest level and today is a modern and prestigious centre for teaching and advanced research.
The University of Pisa a public institution organized in twenty departments, with about 54.000 students and high-level research centres in the agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine sectors.
The University has close relations with the Pisan Institutes of the National Board of Research, with many cultural institutions of national and international importance, and with industries, especially those based in information technology, which went through a phase of rapid expansion in Pisa during the nineteen sixties and seventies.
Suggested Collaboration Opportunities
For 2019, it is proposed to partner with UN-Habitat in the framework of the Summer School “Governing climate resilient cities. Challenges, opportunities and best practices.” The programme tackles the complex issue of governing climate resilient cities, assessing in a comparative fashion best practices and solutions. The Course targets primarily policy makers, public servants and practitioners, presenting theoretical and academic contents with a hands-on and practical approach. Specific contents within the general theme will be identified yearly and agreed upon by the organisers at every edition, based on current developments in the area.

Aim: The Course aims to provide participants with analytical tools to better understand and address the governance challenges climate change produces on the urban and metropolitan dimensions. It specifically concentrates on how to best govern climate resilient cities.

Who can apply: The Course targets executives, policy makers, public servants, city managers, urban planners, emergency experts and other international staff, development workers. It will also benefit researchers and academics in the field who are interested in deepening the governance-related aspects of climate change impacts on city management.

Language: English

Areas of Expertise related to UN-Habitat
  • Youth
  • Water
  • Social Inclusion
  • Slum Upgrading
  • Sanitation
  • Safety
  • Resilience
  • Reconstruction
  • Planning and Design
  • Mobility
  • Legislation
  • Land
  • Information and Monitoring
  • Housing
  • Governance
  • Gender
  • Evaluation
  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Economy
  • Climate Change
  • Capacity Development