Administrative Law of Sustainable Development

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims at providing the students with a general comprehension of the organizational and regulatory instruments adopted by public administrations in pursuing environmental policies of sustainable development.
Objective of the course is to let the students understand, through concrete examples, the legal grounds of the sustainable development policies, in specific sectors (green public procurement, environmental mediation, etc.)
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will have acquired knowledge on the essential tools to correctly understand the legal basis of sustainable development policies pursued by public bodies. The student will develop skills to understand the organizational and regulatory mechanisms adopted by public bodies and to communicate and manage specific topics of administrative law and the environment.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
More specific information on the delivery models of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation
Course syllabus
The course program provides the study of the concept of sustainable development as the guiding principle of administrative action, aimed to satisfy the needs of the present generation, without compromising the possibility of the future generations to be able to satisfy their own (Report Brundtland).
In particular, the course will deal with the regulatory tools and policies through which public administration can orientate their own and affiliates' work towards the production of social well-being, the improvement of the living conditions of all citizens, the social justice and the protection of the environment.
The students will examine the various possible meanings of the expression "sustainable development" in the national and international context; then, they will study the main methods of sustainable governance, also through the study of practical cases; the areas considered all be: public contracts, urban planning, environmental law and climate change.
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge is required. Suggested requirement: administrative and environmental law.
Teaching methods
The teacher will use: a) lectures; b) seminar activities; c) organization of small groups of students to discuss, analyze and report the results achieved during the study of practical cases.
The course uses e-learning teaching material on the Ariel platform (articles, sentences, in-depth materials used for explanation in class and not found on textbooks).
The frequency mode is strongly recommended.
Teaching Resources
E. Giovannini, L'utopia sostenibile, Laterza, 2018.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final exam is oral and is assessed in thirtieths.
For both attending and non-attending students, to take the exam it is necessary to demonstrate that they have mastered the relevant constitutional and legal rules.
Students must show ability to organize discursively the knowledge and ability to reason critically about the realized study; the quality of the exposure and the competence in the use of the specialized vocabulary will be evaluated.
IUS/10 - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours