2021 March - HURBE Project presented at an international conference

We are pleased to announce that HURBE project activities were presented at the international conference EAAE-ARCC International Conference and 2nd VIBRArch Chair, organized by the European Association for Architectural Education along with its counterpart in North American, the Architectural Research Centers Consortium.

Sapienza University"s staff - Francesca Giofrè and Mohamed Edeisy - introduced the approach and methods to identify the competencies for future practitioners in the field of architecture, engineering and urban planning. The presentation took place as a part of the coordination team"s activities serving the dissemination and exploitation of HURBE results, which represent an important way to showcase the work that has been done as part of the Erasmus+ project.

The team delivered a speech in the 2020 event edition that was commissioned to the Higher Technical School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Valencia and they highlighted the methods to evaluate the students’ awareness, investigate stakeholders, organize seminars and deliver surveys to understand the labor market and social needs. The project members demonstrated the strategies used in HURBE project, as a good practice, for setting up university online courses for future experts of the healthy urban environment. One of the main indications demonstrated is the importance of innovative teaching methodologies integrated with the use of practical experience and laboratories. The method proposed is replicable for curriculum development in Higher Education, and it highlights significant tools for designing and teaching academic courses. Within this context, a scientific paper with the title "Between research and teaching: identifying new competencies for Healthy Cities" was published in the "Architect and the city | Volume 2" Conference Proceedings, published by Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València, 2020 with ISBN 978-84-9048-982-6.

Sharing HURBE results, lessons learned and outcomes will enable a wider community to benefit from a work that has received EU funding, as well as to promote the efforts towards the objectives of Erasmus+. Therefore, HURBE represents a step towards achieving the general objectives defined by the Programme to improve and modernise education, training and youth systems.