Ao se concentrar na resiliência urbana, o Projeto CARE aborda um dos temas mais urgentes da União Européia (UE) e da América Latina (LA).
A maioria dos países da América Latina está lidando com problemas de gerenciamento de risco climático, mas não possuem uma abordagem holística e comum da resiliência. A cooperação internacional parece, ser então, o melhor ambiente para o desenvolvimento de ferramentas de aprendizagem conjuntas, aprofundar pesquisas específicas e auxiliar os tomadores de decisões políticos sobre o tema.
O Projeto CARE tem como objetivo promover as habilidades interdisciplinares de professores e alunos, desenvolvendo abordagens educacionais inovadoras para o planejamento. Além disso, pretende trazer o desafio para o núcleo das áreas urbanas, direta e indiretamente treinando profissionais e servidores para a formulação e implementação de políticas resilientes.
Propósitos e objetivos
- desenvolver experiências educacionais inovadoras;
- aumentar o conhecimento do potencial de resiliência urbana;
- lutar contra os efeitos das mudanças climáticas.
1. Ajudar na modernização dos currículos do ensino superior (integrando-os à questões como gestão do risco climático, resiliência social, planejamento estratégico, monitoramento e avaliação de planos e políticas, etc.) e o aumento dos conhecimentos e habilidades de professores, pesquisadores e alunos na resiliência climática, ao mesmo tempo em que inovam as práticas de ensino e aprendizagem no Ensino Superioe o recursos educacionais abertos.
2. Formar metodologias inovadoras para desenvolver recursos educacionais abertos para funcionários públicos e profissionais que permitem desencadear ações voltadas a aumentar o potencial da resiliência urbana em uma ampla escala de intervenções.
3. Promover a participação de professores e alunos para desenvolver profissionais altamente qualificados para contribuir de forma adequada a resolver os problemas de resiliência em todos os níveis (de acordo com a Estratégia Europa 2020, Plano de Ação UE-CELAC, etc.) e melhorar a transferência questões conceituais sobre o tema da resiliência por meio de maior capacidade operacional no governo local, sociedade civil e comunidades profissionais.
4. Estabelecer melhoria na capacidades educacionais no campo da resiliência urbana e climática entre os países latino-americanos, europeus e a comunidade internacional, com o objetivo de trasferir os resultados do projeto a uma perspectiva de política operacional em diferentes escalas territoriais.
Atividades e metodologia do projeto
A metodologia CARE prevê uma alternância de atividades de escritório e oficinas voltadas para a produção coletiva, teste e aplicação prática de materiais educacionais abertos, nomeadamente CARE Cmaps (sigla em inglês para mapas conceituais) e Open Training Modules (Módulos Abertos de Treinamento ou OTM em inglês). Esta combinação de atividades é necessária para abordar adequadamente uma questão premente, como a resiliência urbana e torná-la operacional para conduzir com sucesso as políticas em diferentes escalas territoriais.
O projeto é organizado de acordo com a seguinte estrutura de Pacotes de Trabalho (working package ou WP em inglês) e Tarefas.
Tarefa 1.1 Compartilhamento de metodologia
Compartilhamento de conhecimento comum acerca da metodologia de mapas conceituais (Cmaps) e ferramentas de mapas conceituais “Cmap Tools” em reuniáo inicial realizada em Sevilha.
Tarefa 1.2 Compartilhamento de conhecimento
Seleção e compartilhamento de materiais sobre a resiliência urbana, a serem realizados pelas IES participantes (bibliografia, estado da arte sobre redução de risco e mudanças climáticas, estratégias de resiliência, políticas de resiliência em diferentes escalas territoriais, redes temáticas, financiamento dedicado).
O objetivo é refletir e encarar a natureza multifacetada da resiliência trabalhando operacionalmente com um grande número de tópicos que surgem, para definir os “nós” do mapa. Nesta tarefa, UPO, Poliedra e UIM fornecerão ferramentas para coletar informações (formulários, questionários, etc.) e estudos de caso serão selecionados quando aplicável.
Tarefa 1.3 Ferramentas para compartilhar
Desenvolvimento e manutenção da plataforma CARE e-learning – para hospedagem e compartilhamento de resultados do CARE. A plataforma será desenvolvida com um software de fonte aberta (Moodle) e será acessível a partir do portal web CARE. Será mantida pela UIM por pelo menos 3 anos após o término do projeto. Todas os resultados do projeto serão carregadas na plataforma assim que elas forem definidas.
Tarefa 2.1 Construção de CARE Cmap 1.0
Definição de um mapa conceitual CARE preliminar contendo as principais questões e conexões entre os nós conceituais, a ser iniicalmente esboçado através da colaboração direta entre as IES.
POLIEDRA, POLIMI, UPO e UTWENTE esboçarão um mapa preliminar por meio de informações produzidas por formulários preenchidos e materiais coletados através das tarefas 1.1 e 1.2. Espera-se que sejam reconhecidos os principais tópicos emergentes e iniciem discussões aprofundadas acerca de temáticas entre os parceiros. Um Grupo Temático será criado e as discussões serão distribuidas através de diferentes formas (webinars, textos coletivos, mídia social, etc.), pois não há fundos disponíveis para reuniões ao vivo. Como resultado, um CARE Cmap 1.0 será definido e compartilhado entre os parceiros.
Tarefa 2.2 Organização de um workshop destinado a compartilhar CARE Cmap 1.0
Aperfeiçoamento coletivo visando aprimorar o CARE Cmap 2.0 em inglês. Este objetivo será alcançado através de trocas diretas entre todos os parceiros e outros especialistas envolvidos no projeto, de acordo com suas habilidades e conhecimentos específicos.
Tarefa 2.3 Personalização do CARE Cmap 2.0
Desenvolvimento do Cmap 2.0, adicionando materiais próprios (estudos de caso, análise detalhada, etc.) e testando seu uso com os alunos em cursos e atividades de pesquisa.
Tarefa 2.4. Testes coletivos CARE Cmap 2.0 adicionais através da interação com alunos
100 alunos (10 para cada universidade dos países parceiros) participarão de uma oficina e serão envolvidos em um exercício prático focado na aplicação da ferramenta Cmap 2.0 para estudos de caso concretos e melhores práticas. A tarefa servirá para produzir o lançamento final em inglês e em espanhol (CARE Cmap 3.0) visando obter uma ferramenta operacional e introduzir uma abordagem mais profissional para questões de resiliência no treinamento acadêmico.
Tarefa 2.5 Módulos de Treinamento Aberto
Disponibilização de Módulos de Treinamento Aberto (OTM) para alvos específicos (funcionários públicos municipais, especialistas, estudantes de pós-graduação, etc.) com base no CARE Cmap 3.0. A tarefa tem como objetivo implementar a resiliência nas políticas e intervenções urbanas, bem como nas práticas profissionais. Os OTM serão disponibilizados principalmente através de plataformas de e-learning existentes.
Plano de qualidade WP3
O WP visa avaliar a qualidade geral dos resultados do projeto (notadamente, os OERs) e as atividades. Neste sentido, o consórcio estabelecerá um Conselho da Qualidade, formado por recursos para cada parceiro, que será encarregado de realizar as avaliações e reportar seus resultados ao Comitê Diretivo.
Tarefa 3.1 Plano de avaliação da qualidade
O plano tem com o objetivo garantir a qualidade dos resultados e atividades do projeto, a partir de dados quantitativos e em dados qualitativos
Tarefa 3.2 Avaliação da qualidade
Refere-se a: (i) OREs – avaliados por meio de verificações específicas através da aplicação de critérios qualitativos (integridade e pertinência da informação contida nos OERs, acessibilidade de conteúdos e informações, etc.); (ii) oficinas – avaliadas através de questionários de avaliação; (iii) ferramentas colaborativas e atividades de cooperação – avaliadas com listas de verificação específicas.
WP4 Disseminação e exploração
Tarefa 4.1 Elaboração de um plano compartilhado de comunicação e divulgação
O plano será adaptado aos contextos locais das instituições que compõem o projeto.
Tarefa 4.2 Portal na Web e materiais de comunicação
Preparação de conteúdos básicos e criação do site CARE; preparação de ferramentas para comunicação interna (e-mail, videoconferências …) e para comunicação externa (newsletter, brochuras, cartazes …).
Tarefa 4.3 Divulgação activa e ligação em rede
Disseminação do CARE Cmap 3.0 e do OTM para redes associadas. Desenvolvimento adicional de trabalhos em rede com instituições e órgãos externos para promover uma rede de resiliência mais eficaz entre a Europa e países latino-americanos. Adaptação de publicações e contribuições para eventos externos para divulgar amplamente os resultados do projeto.
Tarefa 4.4 Conferência final
A conferência final tem como objetivo apresentar os resultados do projeto e discutir ferramentas e abordagens educacionais com especialistas nacionais e internacionais.
Tarefa 5.1 Gestão Técnica
Coordenação de parceiros, gestão do tempo, organização das reuniões do Comitê Diretor, planejamento, organização e monitoramento das atividades do projeto.
Tarefa 5.2 Gestão financeira
Organização dos documentos administrativos e financeiros exigidos pelo programa, contratação de um auditor para cada parceiro e certificação de gastos na conclusão do projeto.
Final Conference in Santiago de Chile
Between September 24 and 28, 2018, the partners of the CARE Project held our Final Conference. Invited by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, representatives of all project partners traveled to Santiago to participate in this important event.
On Tuesday 25, the Final Conference formally began. After the formal greetings from the university authorities, Professor Cristián Henríquez from the PUC and Josefina López from UPO gave a contextualization of the week’s agenda and the general topic of the project: Urban resilience to climate change and how to tackle it with innovative educational aspects.
The first panel was about one of the most important deliverables of the project: The Shared Knowledge Report. Jesús Vargas explained the structure of the document and invited the attendees to consult it. Then, Marcello Magoni and Santiago Arango explained the general structure of CARE Book that will be published soon and corresponds to a maturation of many documents worked during the two years of the project.
In the next morning session, Flavio Camerata, Santiago Arango, Betty González, and Víctor Arias discussed the most remarkable experiences during the project, related to the application of conceptual maps in the Quevedo, Quito and Medellín workshops. Finally, Mara Cossu and Jose Chira explained the details of how the Open Learning Modules (OTM) will work, which will be published soon as a result of the project. They clarified that the target audience of these modules is university students and staff of public administration entities.
On Tuesday afternoon, all the partners explained their experience during the project and the impact that the concept mapping methodology had on their institutions and on working with the students.
The third panel of the Conference was held on Wednesday morning. Paula Bianchi and Alessandra Gelmini discussed experiences of resilience in local urban governance. Subsequently, the organization Adapt Chile and the Mayor’s Office of La Independencia presented local responses to climate change in Chile. Specifically, they presented the structure of the network, the main activities carried out and stressed that each municipality is the leader of its own adaptation processes and that the network does a process of accompaniment. With this activity, the conference formally ended.
On Wednesday afternoon, the participants of the project traveled to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, where we could learn about the strategies developed by these organizations to deal with forest fires and swells that have occurred with intensity in recent years. The visit allowed us to understand the complexities that these cities face, as well as to take a brief walk through the representative sites of them.
On Monday 24, Thursday 27 and Friday 28, the members participated in internal meetings in which we discussed aspects to be developed in order to finalize the project.
Creation of the CARE Network
One of the objectives of the CARE Project is to establish a network between Latin America and Europe with the aim of improving their educational capacities in the field of urban and climatic resilience, as well as the transfer of project results from an operational policy perspective to different territorial levels. With this in mind, one of the commitments after the Intensive Course for Students in Medellín was to work towards the creation of the CARE + Network. The main purpose of this network is to facilitate the improvement of higher education in climate change and urban resilience. This network will promote the strengthening of holistic thinking in undergraduate and postgraduate students of participating organizations, will allow sharing methodologies, experiences / practices, and planning, management, monitoring and evaluation instruments in the field of urban resilience and will work towards the generation of agreements with public Administrations (at local and regional level) that favor the improvement of urban resilience training.
Open Training Modules soon to be released
One of the deliverables of the CARE project that the partners have been working harder on in the recent months is the development of the Open Learning Modules (OTM). The objective of these modules is to promote the interdisciplinary skills of HEI’s staff and students through the development of innovative educational approaches. These modules will be based on the Interaction between the different disciplines (Territorial Planning, Environment, Engineering, Landscape, etc.) and will encourage collaboration with research, formulation of policies and training of professionals. Each module will focus on a specific topic and provide a theoretical overview of relevant concepts and principles. In order to connect theoretical knowledge with practical applications and complementary work, each module will include, if possible, case studies. The modules will be finished very soon. We look forward to sharing them with you.
Updates from UTEQ
Between June and July 2018, Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo (UTEQ) held the workshop “Resilient Alternatives: the UTEQ enhancing Climate Change”. This event was organized to publicize the results of research in the area of Climate Change in which the UTEQ is working. Through the application of methodologies based on resilience, the team from UTEQ wished to help people to become aware, face and coexist in an orderly and efficient manner with climate change. During this workshop, the team from UTEQ presented the achievements of the projects executed with internal and external financing, covering areas of urban-rural governance, the relationship between urban and rural areas in the face of climate change, rural and territorial development with a resilient approach to climate change.
Intensive Course for Students in Medellín, Colombia
As we had announced in the previous Newsletter, the Intensive Course for Students of the CARE Project was held in Medellín (Colombia) between March 5th and 14th, 2018. Approximately 150 people, among students and professors of the 16 project partners, attended this Course. The 4 objectives of this event were: (i) to give an introduction to the conceptual maps methodology to the students; (ii) to apply with them the mapping strategies that were developed with the professors in the Quito and Quevedo workshops (iii) to show how the cities have been resilient to Climate Change from different perspectives -urban, social, cultural, governmental; and (iv) to make a follow-up of the management tasks related to the work packages of the project.
During the introductory sessions on conceptual maps, students were emphasized that the development of a CMap begins with a linkage between concepts with the purpose of showing their interrelation, in addition to allowing the generation of new knowledge from previous knowledge. After this introduction, 4 working groups were formed, in which both Latinamerican and European teachers tutored the students with the concept mapping methodology through exercises. These groups worked during the mornings.
In the afternoons, plenary sessions were held where professors and external guests presented projects related to their work areas and framed in the thematic areas of the project. The students and professors assumed a deliberative, participative and constructive attitude and made significant contributions to the experiences reported by the speakers. Some of the topics discussed were: risk management in the Aburrá Valley, sustainable rural energy, water management and scarcity, methodologies for prioritization measures to adapt to Climate Change, and watershed management.
Panel about Climate Change in the Amazon Context in UFPA
The Postgraduate Program in Architecture and Urbanism of the Universidade Federal do Pará UFPA held a panel entitled “Climate Change in the Amazon Context: Challenges and Opportunities” on May 28, 2018, with the aim of gathering students, professors, researchers from the UFPA and other institutions around topics related to the impacts of Climate Change, in order to address the vulnerabilities of Amazonian populations to climate change, as well as to producing materials for UFPA’s Open Training Module, which will be available on the e-learning platform of the CARE project. 170 people signed up to attend this panel: 119 undergraduates, 26 post-grad students and 25 researchers/professionals.
In the Amazonian context, the intensification of rains and droughts causes a great impact for the inhabitants of the cities, especially due to the intensification of the floods. According to the coordinator of the PPGAU and the CARE Project at UFPA, professor Ana Cláudia Cardoso, aspects such as deforestation and land use change and uncontrolled urban expansion must be discussed since they have a direct influence on the ability to adapt to extreme events, that occur more and more frequently.
The products of this panel will be used to develop the Brazilian module of the CARE project, with publications, videos, and other materials. This and all modules will be available on the Internet as of October 2018 and will remain online for two years.
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Climate Resilience gets more attention in the media
Climate resilience is a topic that is gaining more relevance in areas beyond academia, such as government’s programs, debates, and forums. Thus, this concept is appearing more often in news, reports and official documents. In this issue, we mention a few press article in which climate resilience is the main topic.
Southeast Asia is a leading region in the formulation of tools related to climate resilience. The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APNG) reports that it developed and has been testing a pilot tool to facilitate the adaptation to climate change in topics such as environment, infrastructure, communities and risk management. The pilot tests have been taking place in Cambodia and Vietnam. Simultaneously, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), in their Southeast Asia and Oceania Regionals, has been working along with the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), developing a toolkit that supports communities in the development of resilient strategies. Such kit is based on information, models, knowledge from previous experiences and best practices found in pilot tests performed 10 years ago in 10 Asian countries. The kit is being tested in three Indian cities.
In the Latin-American context, the Misiones Online paper reported that the Brazilian city of Foz de Iguaçu was the first from the Triple Frontier (Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay) to adhere to the Developing Resilient Cities Campaign, after diagnosing the critical actors in each city of the border, as well as problems and vulnerabilities derived from climate events.
Local activities using the CMap methodology
Before the workshop in Medellín, all Latin American partners carried out local educational activities concerning both climate resilience and the use of concept mapping as a learning tool.
More than 200 students have been involved in such activities, which included: the presentation of the CARE project; activities within existing university courses, but also targeted seminars and workshops, aimed at identifying correlations between each course’s theme and resilience to climate change; familiarisation with the use of concept maps; presentations by selected students about the correlation between their fields of study and climate change; specific preparatory activities targeted at those students already selected for the Medellín workshop.
After the workshop in Medellín, some of the partners keep carrying out local activities related to the CARE project, such as further concept mapping exercises, and specific seminars and open discussions related to climate change. Some of the students are also planning to include climate change issues in their personal investigations.
Recent activities in Uruguay
The partners from Universidad de la República participated in the kickoff of the National Adaptation Plan of Cities to Climate Change, held on May 2018. They have begun contacting the national authorities in charge of such plan since it shares objectives and methodologies with CARE Project, especially capacity building through training of local human resources. They will start exchanging information and collaborating directly, taking advantage of the knowledge and experience attained with the CARE Project.
Presentation of the the National Adaptation Plan of Cities to Climate Change. 24/5/18
Regarding teaching and research activities, the work done by the group who attended the Medellín’s Intensive Course has boosted a bachelor’s thesis in Environmental Management about the impact of Climate Change over the Maldonado-San Carlos – Punta del Este central agglomeration. This thesis will be submitted by mid-2019.
Agglomeration map. Taken from the research: El espacio público como factor de inclusión social. Acuña et al, 2011.
Finally, the CMap methodology was applied at the beginning and end of the course of Theory of Territorial Planning. This course is taken by advanced students of the Environmental Management Landscape Design Programs. The CMap allowed analyzing the concept and objectives of territorial planning and the need of its conceptualization and generation of theoretical frameworks. The final CMap was developed considering the data, concepts, authors, methodological proposals, social and environmental aspects, among other contents that must or should be related to territorial planning.
POLIMI presents CMap at the 3rd Conference of Resilience Projects Italian Observatory
Last May, the group of Politecnico di Milano presented the CARE Project in the 3rd Conference of Resilience Projects Observatory (http://www.osservatorioresilienza.it/?set_language=en), a project shared by the CARE group of Politecnico di Milano with the CARE Associated Partner REsilienceLAB and other research institutes
The Observatory is the first national experience dedicated to the analysis of the relevance and complexity of the concept of resilience and to the monitoring of its implementation, through the census and representation of the most significant Italian initiatives and practices that promote the resilience of territories. The Observatory supports the territorial institutions and communities, through a capacity building process, in a process of transition towards a stronger, more aware and resilient society.
The 3rd Conference has consolidated and enhanced the knowledge and solutions sharing process among all the observed actors working on promotion and implementation of resilience practices, focusing on processes and methods of co-production of knowledge and solutions for resilience.
The CARE group of Politecnico has given his contribution to the focus of the Conference, offering a reflection on how Concept Maps can be a useful tool for the representation of knowledge held by different subjects involved in resilience process, for the comparison between different ideas and positions, for the construction of a shared vision on problems and its solutions.
Dissemination activities in Sao Paulo
The Brazilian CARE team from Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC) carried out a dissemination action after the Intensive Course in Medellín. The UFABC team participated in one of the classes of the Lato Sensu postgraduate course: Specialization in Public Management with Local Government Emphasis promoted by ENAP – National School of Public Administration (a school of government, Federal Executive, which provides training and improvement in Public Administration to federal public servants in Brazil) and IBAM – Brazilian Institute of Municipal Administration. IBAM is a non-profit civil association created on October 1, 1952, with its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Its foundation was supported by municipal associations and movements related to Brazilian municipalities. On May 24, 2018, Professor Katia Canil gave a lecture on the experience of the application of geotechnical maps in the metropolitan region of São Paulo and related this instrument to federal prevention policy disaster management and risk management. This participation is the result of the partnership that is being established between UFABC and IBAM. IBAM will make available the OTMs to the associated municipalities on its website and will also use the platform’s teaching materials in its courses and training.
How is the Project going?
After the Intensive Workshop among the Academic Staff of the project held in Quevedo and Quito (Ecuador) in July, 2017, the partners returned to our home countries with the challenge of personalizing the Cmap 1.0 that was discussed in the workshop. In each University, during courses, seminars and workshops, all partners presented the Cmap with the aim of adapting and personalizing it to the particular context of each region or country. The challenge during the Intensive Course with Students that will be held at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, in Medellín, Colombia, from March 5th to March 14th, 2018, will be to test the Cmap 2.0 (the result of adaptations and personalization from all partners) with students coming from the 10 Latin-American universities participating in the project, as well as to stablish future goals as the project’s finalization approaches, with the aim of strengthening a European and Latin-American Network for Climate Resilience. Stay tuned for our next Newsletter, with all the information about this Course.
Project’s intermediate report has been approved!
On December 19th, 2017, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) issued the approval letter of our Intermediate Report, submitted by Universidad Pablo de Olavide, coordinator of the CARE Project (project ref. 574220). The report describes the progress in all work packages and outputs. The report highlighted the relevance of the project in the national context and the initiatives adopted in the scope of climate change and resilience of each of the countries involved.
The EACEA appreciates the correct implementation of the activities according to the established plan, as well as the active participation by the partners and the incorporation of third partners to the project in this first period. This is due to the efficient internal communication and high participation of the partners in the meetings and management processes, a trait highly valued in the report. Among the project’s products, the website, the E-learning Platform and the Communication Plan stand out.
UNAL is working hard on several climate change topics
On November of 2017, during the Seminar of the Ciencias de la Decisión Research Group at Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL), the CARE project team, led by Prof. Santiago Arango and Daniel Henao, presented the CARE Project and the Cmap 2.0. They gave a general context of the concept map methodology and reviewed the concept map with the professors and students that attended. In parallel to the CARE project, UNAL has been working on two other projects related to Climate Change. The first one consists on the Formulation of the Action Plan against Climate and Variability Change in the Aburrá Valley. This seeks to identify and prioritize the adaptation and mitigation measures that could be implemented over the next years. Also, the University leads a project for the country’s Ministry of Mining and Energy, aimed to develop methodologies for prioritizing adaptation measures in the mining sector. Finally, with support of the CARE Project, the Research Groups is leading the construction of the Finance Engineering and Decision Sciences Laboratory -CifiLab. The lab will be ready in the next weeks and will serve for all University practices related to decision-making processes. This lab will allow the University to implement innovative educational practices (contributing to one of the project’s objectives) all will be of great support to all other ongoing projects.
Our colleagues from Uruguay have been spreading the word about the Cmap methodology!
Inside the Seminar “Viento del Este” 1st Colloquium-Public Debate on the construction of the Territory in the Eastern Region, that was held from September 14 to 16, 2017, The Uruguayan team of CARE project presented the main aims of Erasmus Plus to a great audience of researchers, government and local communities.
The activity was organized by the Regional University Center of the East – CURE (The Department of Territory, Environment and Landscape, The Group of Studies on internal migration – DCSH, The Area of Studies on Tourism) and the South American Institute for Resilience and Sustainability Studies SARAS Institute.
More than 200 people from different sectors participated in the three days of intense activities More than fifty papers, posters and documentaries were presented at the event, as well as talks and lectures by national and international experts. Discussions focused on the following 5 main themes: Territorial Planning and Governance in the Eastern Region, Value of natural and cultural resources, The territory and its socio-demographic dynamics, Impact of tourism on local development, Transformative economies and development models.
Also, From December 2017 to February 2018, The Uruguayan team of teachers participating to CARE Project, organized the course on Urban Resilience to Climate Change at the CURE, Universitarian Centre of East Region, with the aim of preparing the students to Medellín workshop on March. The team invited to participate the main experts in these topics in research centers, such as SARAS Institute, as well as Institute of Urban Affairs and Territorial Planning (ITU). We also have the collaboration of the Fulbright Visiting Professor Tom Angotti from the Earth & Environmental Sciences, Graduate Center, City University of New York.
The partners in Santiago are using Cmaps in different courses
During the second semester of 2017 in the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Jonathan Barton worked with CMap with two cohorts of students. In the ‘Urban Explorations: the Santiago Metropolitan Area’ course with 40 undergraduate students from different degree programmes of Catholic University, CMap was used to explore the potential effects of climate change on the metropolitan region and how adaptation was taking place. A list of key references were provided to the students and, in groups of two, the objective was to represent these materials in CMap form, as a summary visual. The other experience was with a smaller group of 8 postgraduate students taking a course on ‘Climate Change and Urban and Regional Planning’. In their, individual, exercise, the students were asked to CMap on of two options: ‘The challenges of urban and regional adaptation to climate change in Latin America (or Chile only).’ This exercise was based on the course recommended reading list but other sources were also included.
The exercise of using CMap was effective for several reasons: 1. The tool is easy to learn and use. 2. Students who put more effort into the exercise are rewarded with a more complex, elaborate CMap, with strong connectors and a clear logic to the organisation of the information. 3. It is a good vehicle for converting written materials into a synthetic visual, which encourages both critical reading and creative representation capacities. 4. In presenting the CMap, students develop their oral skills and need to have understood the basic components of the exercise and the materials to do this effectively, with good connectors enabling a strong presentation.
Overall, the use of CMap was a positive contribution to both courses. Marks were wide-ranging as there is scope to do a Cmap quickly with little thought or reflection, or to delve deeply and use it reflexively, critically and creatively. Most important, however, is the utility of CMap as an alternative learning tool, providing more diversity in group and individual work, and encouraging discussion of key texts in the process of conversion into a graphic.
On January 5, an internal meeting was held with all the selected students and the coordinating team of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. This is formed by professors Cristián Henríquez and Valeria Fuentalba of the Institute of Geography and Jonatahan Barton of the Institute of Urban and Territorial Studies, together with the administrative support of Margot Lagos of the Faculty of History, Geography and Political Science. In this meeting, along with providing information for the Medellín workshop, the experiences of the work with Cmap were shared and a small workshop was held for the rest of the students.
Our partners at Politecnico di Milano are using Cmaps to analyze urban intervention strategies
The last December, a two-day exercise was carried out at the Politecnico di Milano to develop a concept-map. The exercise was made by 9 groups of about 4 students each who attended the course of Energy & Urban Planning, held at the School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction Engineering, for the Master of Science in Urban Planning and Policy Design.
The exercise consisted in a representation of the SWOT analysis and the consequent regeneration intervention strategies of a district of the city of Milan, more precisely “Porta Romana – Vettabbia”, developed by each group of students.
The exercise highlighted the students’ difficulty in using a different representation tool compared to those that are generally used in urban planning, but also pointed out that a different point of view of a problem faced could make aspects previously neglected considered.
The quality of the Cmaps elaborated was generally satisfactory and in all cases the theme of representation was dealt with in a pertinent and creative way.
The second CARE Workshop took place in Ecuador from July 24th to July 29th.
The Universidad Tecnològica Equinoccial in Quito and the Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo warmly welcomed our partners and hosted the meetings.
Following the workshop activities, a CARE Cmap 2.0 will soon be delivered and the organization of the third CARE Workshop, to be held in Colombia in spring 2018, will start.
Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Sevilla (Spain) hosted the CARE Kick-off Workshop from February 20th to 24th
During the workshop, the contents and objectives of the project were presented to partners, and the technical while revising financial aspects. The first meetings of the Steering Committee and the Quality Board did also take place.
Besides, the communication and dissemination plan, the draft of the webpage and the e-platform were presented to and discussed among the partners. Finally, concept maps methodology was introduced. The Kick off report is available in the download section.
CARE participated to the Capacity Building for Higher Education Project Representatives Meeting on January 2017
The coordinator of the CARE Project, Dr. Pilar Paneque, attended, representing the consortium, at the Capacity Building for Higher Education Project Representatives Meeting, which took place at Brussels on January 25th-26th, 2017.
During those two days, Dr. Paneque had the opportunity of participating in workshops about Financial Management, Project and Contract Management, Networking & Synergies among projects, as well as celebrating a bilateral encounter with the Project’s officer, Dr. Eva Valle-Casanova.
Plataforma Eletrônica de Aprendizado
CARE propõe uma alternância de atividades de escritório e oficinas voltados para a produção coletiva, desenvolvimento, compartilhamento e divulgação de Recursos Educacionais Abertos (OERs), com base no uso de Mapas Conceptuais colaborativos
Sendo disponível publicamente na plataforma CARE e-learning em inglês e espanhol, eles devem capacitar cursos de programas em HELs (CARE Cmaps) e fornecer treinamento direcionado para profissionais, funcionários públicos, formuladores de políticas (Open Training Modules).
Finalmente, o Projeto CARE visa estabelecer uma rede entre os países latino-americanos, a Europa e o exterior, para melhorar suas capacidades educacionais sobre a resiliência urbana, bem como para transferir os resultados e os resultados da CARE para uma perspectiva de política operacional em diferentes níveis territoriais.
O consórcio do projeto
O consórcio do projeto foi construído envolvendo diferentes categorias de parceiros que podem fornecer contribuições significativas de acordo com sua perspectiva e experiência específica.
As universidades são o principal alvo das ferramentas educacionais produzidas pelo projeto e os principais atores em seu desenvolvimento. As 13 universidades parceiras selecionadas já dispõem de um departamento específico e cursos com foco em mudanças climáticas e estratégias de adaptação resilientes para ambientes urbanos e estão extremamente interessados em desenvolver esses tópicos. A maioria delas também está envolvida em redes institucionais trabalhando em estratégias de resiliência em diferentes escalas territoriais. Elas podem fornecer conhecimentos qualificados em várias disciplinas (planejamento urbano e regional, avaliação e gerenciamento ambiental, desenvolvimento sustentável, políticas urbanas, administração de terras, ferramentas e técnicas de geo-informação e outros).
Em particular, as IES nos países do Programa têm os conhecimentos necessários para apoiar as Universidades Parceiras no estudo aprofundado de questões como desenvolvimento sustentável e avaliações relacionadas (Poliedra), ferramentas e técnicas de geo-informação aplicadas ao planejamento urbano, manejo de recursos naturais e de recursos naturais (UTWENTE), redução do risco de desastres e proteção civil (Polimi), fortalecimento urbano e social (Re-Lab) do envolvimento dos municípios na partilha de políticas resilientes (UIM).
Os parceiros da UE também trarão no projeto uma ampla experiência reunida em países europeus e em desenvolvimento, bem como projetos de cooperação empreendidos no âmbito de iniciativas de organizações internacionais como UN-HABITAT ou AESOP (UTWENTE).
A parceria também engajou parceiros em diferentes áreas da UE e na América Latina, a fim de obter uma ampla gama de subtipos climáticos, incluindo o Mediterrâneo, continental e temperado (UE), úmido tropical e subtropical (Estado de Pará, BR) climas tropicais (estado de São Paulo, Brasil), semi-áridos (Chile). Em relação aos ambientes urbanos, a parceria visou cobrir uma grande variedade de contextos e situações que possam afetar a questão da resiliência climática, incluindo cidades médais, grandes metrópoles (São Paulo) e regiões metropolitanas.
CARE Cmap 3.0
This is the final release of Care Cmap (3.0), based on all the discussions and activites carried out during the project.
CARE Cmap 2.0
This version of the CARE Cmap is an update based on the discussions and activites carried out in the Ecuador workshop. It was provided to the students of the Medellin workshop as a reference for their exercises, and will be further updated based on the outcomes of this latter workshop.
CARE Cmap 1.0
O mapa CARE Cmap 1.0 é a origem da base de conhecimento compartilhado e deve ser considerado como um repositório estruturado de conteúdos orientando os usuários no campo do planejamento resiliente do clima. Também será um ponto de partida compartilhado para todas as atividades do projeto e servir como um ponto de referência para novos desenvolvimentos. Isso dará aos usuários a oportunidade de começar do seu próprio ponto de vista, tanto no que se refere aos seus interesses profissionais quanto ao nível de conhecimento
Base de informações compartilhadas do Proejto CARE
O relatório contendo as bases de informações compartilhadas foi concebido como um repositório de práticas e documentos existentes que ilustram o estado da arte de cada país parceiro em relação à resiliência do clima urbano. Os dados coletados foram a base para a conclusão do CARE Cmap 1.0. O relatório também identifica problemas comuns, problemas e desafios a serem abordados durante o projeto
Reports on training and dissemination events
Proceedings Final Conference
Intensive Course for Students
Staff Workshop Report
Seminário inaugural do Projeto CARE
O seminário produziu o relatório Kick Off, no qual são apresentados os conceitos Cmap e a teoria básica. Ele também apresenta os principais critérios e interesses dos parceiros CARE
Universidad Pablo Olavide of Sevilla is the leading partner of CARE.
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