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Regenerative Industrial Design, Fall 2019

Instructor: 

Massimiliano Borrello, PhD

University of Naples Federico II (UNINA),

Department of Agricultural Sciences,

Agricultural Economics and Policy Group, Italy

massimiliano.borrello(at)unina(dot)it

Date: 09.00 - 13.00 on 27-28 November 2019

Venue: E3008 (MBA Room)

Credit: 4

Exam: during the lecture

Registration: https://forms.gle/keCen3GC3fJbkjYi7

The PDF version of the syllabus can be downloaded here.

1. PROFILE OF THE COURSE

In this course we use a circular economy (CE) perspective to develop a critical evaluation of sustainable solutions to design products, services and systems. In so doing we move from a product design to a system thinking approach, discussing how to transition into as well as the main principles of CE.

2. LEARNING OUTCOMES

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • Identify CE position in the domain of current academic research on sustainability;
  • Explain CE guiding principles and apply them to design of products, services and systems;
  • Identify and critically analyse relevant issues for implementation of circular business models.

3. LEARNING MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

Report: Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2012). Towards the Circular Economy Vol. 1: an economic and business rationale for an accelerated transition.

Website: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/

Peer reviewed articles: Additional reading materials related to the course will be made available to students during the course.

About the lecturer

Massimiliano Borrello is postdoctoral researcher at UNINA. He held a PhD in Improvement and Management of Agricultural Resources and Forests and an Advanced Master Degree in Agricultural Economics and Policy. His research is focused on sustainable food production and consumption. Among the others, he published on the following journals: Food Quality and Preference, Food Research International, Sustainability, and Agricultural and Food Economics.

Last modified: 2019.11.12.