Fondato da Enzo Tiezzi, il gruppo di ecodinamica è un'equipe di ricercatori del Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, della Terra e dell'Ambiente, con l'obiettivo di promuovere soluzioni per uno sviluppo duraturo e sostenibile./ Founded by Enzo Tiezzi, the Ecodynamics Group is a research team in the Dept. of Earth, Environmental and Physical Sciences aimed at prompting sustainable development solutions.
II edizione del corso SOSTENIBILITA' (a.a. 2014-2015)II edition of the SUSTAINABILITY teaching (academic year 2014-2015)

II edition of the SUSTAINABILITY teaching (academic year 2014-2015)

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REGES Riduzione Emissioni Gas Effetto Serra per Siena Carbon Free 2015Reduction of GHG emission for Siena Carbon Free 2015

Reduction of GHG emission for Siena Carbon Free 2015

Ecodynamics Group has developed a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory in the area of the Province of Siena and achieved an ISO14064 certification for the carbon emission-absorption balance at the territorial scale. First case in the world.
Qualità della ricerca in ItaliaQualità della ricerca in Italia

Qualità della ricerca in Italia

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Welfare and Sustainability in an urban system - the Genuine Progress Indicator of Rome Metropolitan area (2001-2011)

Welfare and Sustainability in an urban system – the Genuine Progress Indicator of Rome Metropolitan area (2001-2011)

The Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare (ISEW) and the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI).

The Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare (ISEW) and the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI).

Preamble Since a few years, a movement called “Beyond GDP”, also promoted by the European Union, exists (see http://ec.europa.eu/environment/beyond_gdp/index_en.html). It is inspired by the need of expanding our knowledge and capacity of producing right indicators beyond a mere economic dimension. The Ecodynamics Group has been developing and calculating the ISEW – Index of Sustainable Economic...
City-Zen - towards Zero Energy Cities

City-Zen – towards Zero Energy Cities

Greenhouse gas emission accounting of the integrated waste management system in Siena.

Greenhouse gas emission accounting of the integrated waste management system in Siena.

Ecodynamics Group developed a research project in collaboration with Siena AmbienteS.p.A., the waste operator in the Province ofSiena. The project includedasystematic accountingof the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissionsgeneratedby the waste treatment and disposal plants managed by Siena Ambiente S.p.A. Aim:The aim of the project is to identify actions to reduce the GHG emissionsof the integratedwaste managementsystem...
(Italiano) Hard Evidence: meat means emissions – so which countries are doing the most damage?

(Italiano) Hard Evidence: meat means emissions – so which countries are doing the most damage?

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The Ecosystem Services: the riches of a natural park in Salento (Apulia-Italy)

The Ecosystem Services: the riches of a natural park in Salento (Apulia-Italy)

  Protected areas are fundamental providers of several goods and services, named as Ecosystem Services (ESs), which are essential for sustaining our life, as well as every economic activity. In the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005), the most important international work on ESs assessment, they are defined as “all the benefits that people obtain, directly or...
The Rampant Garden

The Rampant Garden

Select the cover above for the full PDF version.   The Rampant Garden. Let’s make building walls live. Solutions for sustainable cities (EFIFIR 2014).                   The rampant garden is a product of the GREENED research, a project by the Ecodynamics Group of the Universi- ty of Siena,...
MAB3

MAB3

  To tackle the shortage of energy and food, new renewable resources needs to be found. Among the biomass feedstock, the brown algae represent a promising resource to reduce the dependence on fossil sources. Two key features make brown algae worth exploiting: no competition with food and agriculture, wide unexploited seawater surface where algae can...
Sustainability: the new class at the University of Siena in 2014-2015 academic year

Sustainability: the new class at the University of Siena in 2014-2015 academic year

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ENERBIOCHEM - Eco-compatible Processes of Energy and Bio-chemicals production from renewable sources and for the land valorization

ENERBIOCHEM – Eco-compatible Processes of Energy and Bio-chemicals production from renewable sources and for the land valorization

EnerbioChem – “Integrated agro-industrial chains with high-energy efficiency for the development of eco-compatible processes of energy and biochemicals production from renewable sources and for the land valorization” is an industrial research project within ENERGY AND ENERGY SAVING section as defined by the announcement PON ‘Ricerca e Competitività 2007-2013′ Decreto Direttoriale prot. N.1/Ric del 18 gennaio...
Biowaste4SP – Biowaste for Sustainable Products

Biowaste4SP – Biowaste for Sustainable Products

Biowaste4SP – Turning biowaste into sustainable products: development of appropriate conversion technologies applicable in developing countries - (10/2012-10/2015) is a research project funded by European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) and involved 16 partners from 10 different countries: Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Turkey, Malaysia and about Africa Egypt, Ghana, Kenya,...
A Rampant Garden in Siena

A Rampant Garden in Siena

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(Italiano) SHINE! Ecodynamics group alla notte dei ricercatori a Siena

(Italiano) SHINE! Ecodynamics group alla notte dei ricercatori a Siena

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GREENED Vertical Gardens for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

GREENED Vertical Gardens for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Institution: Tuscan Region Project: GREENED, Rampant Gardens for Energy Efficiency for Buildings Partners: Dipartimento Urbanistica e Pianificazione del Territorio Università di Firenze Methods: LCA, Emergy Evaluation, Air Quality Period: 2011-2013 Note: selezionato nell’ambito del bando 2009 per il sostegno a progetti di ricerca in materia di scienze socioeconomiche e umane, P.A.R.FAS REGIONE TOSCANA linea di...
SICAMOR Development of Chemical Investigations Applied for Maintenance and Restoration of Artworks

SICAMOR Development of Chemical Investigations Applied for Maintenance and Restoration of Artworks

Institution: Tuscan Region Project: SICAMOR, Development of Chemical Investigations Applied for Maintenance and Restoration of Artworks Partners: Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra – Università di Siena, Dipartimento di Chimica “Ugo Schiff” – Università di Firenze Methods: ToF-SIMS, NMR unidirezionale, SEM-EDS, XRF,XRD,DTA-TGA, micro-Raman, FT-IR Period: 2011-2013 Note: selezionato nell’ambito del bando 2009 per il sostegno a...
Planet Earth. A Blue Orange in Enzo Tiezzi's mind.

Planet Earth. A Blue Orange in Enzo Tiezzi’s mind.

Partnership: Legambiente Location: Aula Magna del Rettorato, Siena (Italy) Date: 19 June 2013
(Italiano) Radio 3 scienza - Intervista a Simone Bastianoni

(Italiano) Radio 3 scienza – Intervista a Simone Bastianoni

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REGES Decrease of greenhouse gas emissions towards Siena Carbon Free 2015

REGES Decrease of greenhouse gas emissions towards Siena Carbon Free 2015

The decision by local, national and international governments and institutions to take measures to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, calls for suitable tools for objectively monitoring and quantifying emissions, as well as checking mitigation/reduction programmes. Several initiatives aimed to GHG emission mitigation have been implemented particularly focused on the top-down approaches. Therefore, it is fundamental...
SUMFLOWER SUstainable Management of FLOriculture in Liguria Region

SUMFLOWER SUstainable Management of FLOriculture in Liguria Region

The project named SUstainable Management of FLOriculture in WEstern Riviera (SUMFLWER) has been founded by the European Commission through the LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance 2009 program. In particular, the sustainability evaluation of the floriculture production chain has been assigned to the Ecodynamics group. Emergy evaluation, Life Cycle Assessment and Ecological Footprint were used to...
BALLO Biofuels from Algae in the Lagoon of Lesina and Orbetello

BALLO Biofuels from Algae in the Lagoon of Lesina and Orbetello

Energy crops of sunflower, soybean and rapeseed are traditionally used for the production of biodiesel, while crops of cane, sugar beet, corn and wheat are used to produce bioethanol. The production of biofuels, when it is not limited to the residual biomass from agro-food crops, is affected by an extensive use of agricultural land with...
The Road to Sustainability. GDP and the Future Generations

The Road to Sustainability. GDP and the Future Generations

Federico M. Pulselli, Simone Bastianoni, Nadia Marchettini, Enzo Tiezzi The Road to Sustainability. GDP and the Future Generations The Sustainable World, 18, WIT Press, Southampton (UK), 240 pp, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84564-140-5 “Comprehensively written – and accompanied with numerous charts, graphs, and case examples– The Road to Sustainability provides a solid introduction and argument for beginning...
The Moving City. How to explore urban kinetics

The Moving City. How to explore urban kinetics

“The Moving City” shows outcomes from a research project, namely MoTo – Mobilità Toscana, funded by the Tuscan Region, aimed at developing innovative techniques and tools to augment knowledge on dynamics and evolution of real systems in contemporary cities with through a practical application: a survey of the dynamics of mobility in the metropolitan area...
Study of regional environmental sustainability of Abruzzo (Italy)

Study of regional environmental sustainability of Abruzzo (Italy)

Institution: Province of Ravenna Project: Study of regional environmental sustainability – ten years later. Methods: Emergy Evaluation, ISEW. Period: 2009–2010
City Out of Chaos. Self Organization and Sustainability

City Out of Chaos. Self Organization and Sustainability

Riccardo M. Pulselli, Enzo Tiezzi City Out of Chaos. Self Organization and Sustainability The Sustainable World, 19, Wit Press, Southampton (UK), 120 pp, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84564-133-7 “pragmatic reading for urbanists and designers interested in gaining a general introduction to complextiy theory, as well as offering some clear examples of novel analytical tools.” Canadian Journal of...
Study of wood-energy chain for a bio-fuel production plant

Study of wood-energy chain for a bio-fuel production plant

Istituzione: MIPAAF Ministero per le Politiche Agricole, Alimentari e Forestali. Progetto: Studio di filiera legno-energia per la valutazione di fattibilità e sostenibilità di un impianto di seconda generazione per la produzione di biodiesel Metodo: Analisi Energetica/Economica, Emergy Evaluation, LCA. Periodo: 2009-2010
Footprint Forum 2010

Footprint Forum 2010

Titolo/Title: Footprint Forum 2010. The opportunity of Limits. Partnership: Global Footprint Network Luogo/Location: Colle Val d’Elsa, Siena (Italy) Data/Date: 7-11 June 2010
Enzo Tiezzi. Glimpses of the Planet

Enzo Tiezzi. Glimpses of the Planet

Titolo/Title: Enzo Tiezzi. Enzo Tiezzi. Glimpses of the Planet - Images of Planetary Biodiversity – Sustainability and the Sacred. Partnership: Polo Universitario Colle di Val d’Elsa – Consorzio Venezia Nova – Urban Center Ravenna – Comune di Ravenna – Provincia d Ravenna Luogo/Location: Urban Center, Chiesa di San Domenico, Ravenna – Italy Data/Date: 13-28 March 2010
(Italiano) La sostenibilità in tavola: vino, olio, cinta senese

(Italiano) La sostenibilità in tavola: vino, olio, cinta senese

In Teatro il Caos

In Teatro il Caos

                          Titolo/Title: In Teatro il Caos. Presentazione dell’opera prima di tre coautori di Enzo Tiezzi Luogo/Location: Siena. Teatro dei Rozzi Data/Date: 25 November 2009
(Italiano) Il cristallo di Colle Val d'Elsa. STudio di sostenibilità della produzione manifatturiera.

(Italiano) Il cristallo di Colle Val d’Elsa. STudio di sostenibilità della produzione manifatturiera.

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ECOSUD 2009

ECOSUD 2009

Titolo/Title: ECOSUD 2009 Partnership: WIT, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK Luogo/Location: Chianciano Terme (SI) – Italy Data/Date: 8-10 July 2009
THE ENVIRONMENTAL LABEL OF WINE. Do we know whether the wine we drink is sustainable or not?

THE ENVIRONMENTAL LABEL OF WINE. Do we know whether the wine we drink is sustainable or not?

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Mobile Landscapes. Urban Systems Dynamics.

Mobile Landscapes. Urban Systems Dynamics.

This “Mobile Landscapes” research project, tested for the first time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004, and elaborated further by the researchers in Siena, experiments with an innovative technology for monitoring the variations of population density in real time, and observes its movements and dynamics in relation to the physical space of the...
EMERGENCES OF NOVELTIES

EMERGENCES OF NOVELTIES

Titolo/Title: Emergences of novelties. Partnership: University of Siena Luogo/Location: Pacina (SI) – Italy Data/Date: 9-16 Ottobre 2008
Sacro e Sorriso. Natura e Mercati tra Gange e Chichicastenango

Sacro e Sorriso. Natura e Mercati tra Gange e Chichicastenango

Titolo/Title: Sacro e Sorriso. Natura e Mercati tra Gange e Chichicastenango. Partnership: Comune di Siena Luogo/Location: Magazzini del Sale, Siena (SI) – Italy Data/Date: 4 October 2007
ENZO TIEZZI. "Sacro e sorriso. Natura e Mercati fra Gange e Chichicastenango"

ENZO TIEZZI. “Sacro e sorriso. Natura e Mercati fra Gange e Chichicastenango”

Titolo/Title: ENZO TIEZZI. “Sacro e Sorriso. Natura e Mercati tra Gange e Chichicastenango”. Partnership: Comune di Zola Predosa, Fondazione Ca’ la Ghironda, Provincia di Bologna Luogo/Location: Ca’ la Ghironda, Ponte Ronca di Zola Predosa (BO) – Italy Data/Date: 27 Maggio – 16 Gigno 2007
THERMODYNAMICS & LIFE

THERMODYNAMICS & LIFE

Titolo/Title: Thermodynamics & Life. Partnership: University of Siena Luogo/Location: Pacina (SI) – Italy Data/Date: 11-19 March 2007
2007-2010 projects

2007-2010 projects

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Tre libri di Enzo Tiezzi

Tre libri di Enzo Tiezzi

Titolo/Title: Tre libri di Enzo Tiezzi  Luogo/Location: Siena. Sala degli Specchi. Data/Date: 25 November 2006
Footprint Forum 2006

Footprint Forum 2006

Titolo/Title: Footprint Forum 2006. Learn – share – connect. Partnership: Global Footprint Network Luogo/Location: Colle Val d’Elsa e Siena (SI) – Italy Data/Date: 14-17 June 2006
Steps Towards an Evolutionary Physics

Steps Towards an Evolutionary Physics

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XII Workshop of environmental physical chemistry and ecological modelling

XII Workshop of environmental physical chemistry and ecological modelling

Titolo/Title: XII Workshop of environmental physical chemistry and ecological modelling. Partnership: Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Provincia di Cagliari, SCI, RINA, ARCA Luogo/Location: Ingurtosu, Cagliari (Italy) Data/Date: 25 May – 2 June 2005
Beauty and Science

Beauty and Science

E. Tiezzi, La Bellezza e la Scienza Cortina, Milano, 1998 Foreword: Pietro Cascella E. Tiezzi, Beauty and Science WIT Press, Southampton (UK), 2004 E. Tiezzi, La Belleza y la Ciencia Icaria, Barcellona (SP), 2006, pp. 126. ISBN 84-7426-844-3
The End of Time

The End of Time

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The Prigogine Lectures

The Prigogine Lectures

Titolo/Title: The Prigogine Lectures Partnership: University of Siena, MPS, WIT Luogo/Location: Siena (SI) – Italy Data/Date: 16 June 2004
I misteri dell'acqua

I misteri dell’acqua

Titolo/Title: I misteri dell’acqua. Partnership: Accademia dei Fisiocritici Luogo/Location: Siena (Italy) Data/Date: 29 Ottobre 2003
The Essence of Time

The Essence of Time

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(Italiano) Il Capitombolo di Ulisse

(Italiano) Il Capitombolo di Ulisse

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1992-2006

1992-2006

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