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Asunto:[CeHuNews] 49/06 - ABOUT ADALBERTO VALLEGA
Fecha:Viernes, 24 de Noviembre, 2006  23:31:36 (+0000)
Autor:Alexander von Humboldt <cehumboldt @.........ar>

CeHuNews 49/06

ADALBERTO VALLEGA
President, International Geographical Union
www.vallega.it 

Curriculum Vitae

Academic context

Adalberto Vallega was a professor of urban and regional geography. His teaching
activities extended to human, urban and regional geography, including coastal
management
and cultural geography. In the context of the University, he was appointed
Director of
the Institute of Geographical Sciences , Director of the Department of Urban,
Regional
and Landscape Planning, and Head of Faculty of Education of the University of
Genoa,
Italy. In the context of the Italian Geographical milieu, he was President of
the
Association of Italian Geographers (1983-1985), a member of the Executive
Committee of
the Italian Geographical Society (1985-1997), and Chairman of the Italian
Committee for
the International Geographical Union (IGU). 

 

IGU context

In the context of IGU, he founded first the Study Group on Marine Geography, and
then the
Commission on Marine Geography. In 1996 he was elected Vice-President of IGU.
Within this
role, he promoted the Oceans 21 - science for sustainable use of ocean and
coastal zones,
a co-operation programme established by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic
Commission
(IOC) of UNESCO and IGU to implement interdisciplinary research on deep-ocean
and coastal
management. He was an IGU representative at the UNESCO World Conference on
Science
(1999). In 2000 he was elected First-Vice President of the International
Geographical
Union and member of the Executive Committee of the IGU Home of Geography. In
2004, in the
context of the 30th International Geographical Congress, the General Assembly of
IGU
elected him President for the 2004-2008 term. In this position, he designed and
launched
the Mediterranean Renaissance Programme (MRP), and the Cultures and
Civilizations for
Human Development (CCHD) initiative.

 

United Nations context

In the context of international organisations, in 1992 A . Vallega was  the
Scientific
Co-ordinator of the International Conference on Ocean Management in Global
Change, held
in Italy with the co-operation of the United Nations as part of the Celebrations
for the
Discovery of the Americas . In 1998, he served as Scientific Co-ordinator of the
International Conference on Education and Training in Integrated Coastal Area
Management,
held in Italy with the co-operation of UNESCO, Intergovernmental Oceanographic
Commission
(IOC), United Nations International Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the
United
Nations Environment Programme/Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) with the
support of
the European Commission, in order to celebrate the 1998 International Year of
the Ocean.
Furthermore, in 1993 he designed and promoted the establishment of the
International
Centre for Coastal and Ocean Policy Study (ICCOPS), which was accredited to the
UN
Commission on Sustainable Development, recognised as a non-governmental
organisation of
the UNEP/MAP and  given observer status with regard to the Barcelona Convention.

 

Awards

He was a member of many scientific institutions, including the Academia Europæa,
and was
a scientific consultant to the Italian navy. The University of Nantes, France,
and the
University of Bucharest, Romania, awarded him the Laurea Honoris Causa in
October 2001.

 

Publications

Main books

1976    Regione e territorio, Milano, Mursia;

1980    Per una geografia del mare. Trasporti marittimi e rivoluzioni
economiche, Milano,
Mursia; nuova edizione ampliata;

1982    Compendio di geografia regionale, Milano, Mursia;

1985    L'Australia e l'Oceania, Torino, UTET;

1985    Dai porti al sistema portuale. Teoria generale e caso ligure, Savona,
Camera di
Commercio;

1989    Geografia umana, Milano, Mursia;

1990    Esistenza, società, ecosistema. Pensiero geografico e questione
ambientale,
Milano, Mursia;

1992    Changing waterfront in coastal area management. "Ocean Change
Publications", 1,
Milano, Franco Angeli;

1992    Sea management. Theoretical Framework, Londra, Elsevier Applied Science;

1993    Il governo del mare. Conoscenze di base, Mursia, Milano, 400 pp., 308
pp.

1994    Geopolitica e sviluppo sostenibile. Il sistema mondo del secolo XXI,
Mursia,
Milano;

1996    La regione, sistema territoriale sostenibile. Compendio di geografia
regionale
sistematica, Milano, Mursia.

1997    Geografia delle strategie marittime. Dal mondo dei mercanti alla società
transindustriale. Milano, Mursia;

1999    Geografia umana. Milano, Mursia;

1999    Fundamentals of integrated coastal management, Kluwer, Dordrecht;

2001    Ocean governance: A geographical Perspective, Francis & Taylor, Londra

2003    Geografia culturale. Luoghi, spazi, simboli. UTET-Libreria

2004    Geografia umana. Teoria e prassi, Firenze, Le Monnier

2004    Le grammatiche della geografia, Patron, Bologna

2005    La geografia del tempo. Saggio di geografia culturale, UTET, Torino (in
preparation)

 

Last articles published in 2005

Natura e cultura: risorse sostenibili, in S. Conti ed., “L'Italia nel
Mediterraneo”,
Roma, Società Geografica Italiana, pp. 17-64;

Gestione integrata dell’area costiera. La raison d’être di una categoria
speciale di
piano, “Urbanistica Dossier”,  “Le coste italiane tra politiche di settore e
necessità di
integrazione”, 8, 77, pp. 26-28;

From Rio to Johannesburg: The role of coastal GIS, in “Ocean & Coastal Management”, 48,
pp. 588-618.

Sviluppo sostenibile e diversità, tra cambiamento climatico e globalizzazione,
in F.
Ferlaino ed., La sostenibilità ambientale del territorio. Teorie e metodi,
Torino ,
UTET-Libreria, pp. 38-67.

 

 

Journals
Annales de Géographie (Corresponding member)

Aquapolis (Editorial Board)

Journal of Cultural Heritage (Editorial Board)

Journal of Marine Systems (Editorial Board)

Marine Policy (Editorial Board)

Ocean and Coastal Management (Associated Editor)

Trasports (Scientific Committee)

Meridiano (Corresponding member)

 

Articles and Papers:

no. 212 in Italian;

no. 84 in English;

no.  13 in French;

no. 1 in German.

  


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