RCE Samara - 2019

Introduction of the theme "Architectural and typological features of infrastructure for protected areas" into the educational process at the faculty of architecture of the University.
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Introduction of the theme "Architectural and typological features of infrastructure for protected areas" into the educational process at the faculty of architecture of the University.
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Samara
Contributing organization(s) : 
Samara State Technical University;
Botanical Garden of Samara University;
National Park "Samarskaya Luka".
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Tatiana Ya. Vavilova
Organizational Affiliation: 
Samara State Technical University
Format of project: 
PowerPoint, manuscript, figures and drawing
Language of project: 
russian, english
Date of submission:
Geographical & Education Information
Russia, Samara region
Address of focal point institution for project: 
244, Molodogvardeyskaya street, Samara, Russia, 443100

Specially Protected Natural Areas
Target Audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
Samara region is located in the middle reaches of the Volga River. The population is 3.183 million. The share of urban population is 80, 24%. Largest cities: Samara (1.16 million people) and Tolyatti (0.71 million people). Priority industrial sectors: mechanical engineering and metalworking. Samara region considered the "space capital" of Russia. On the Volga River Zhigulevsky hydraulic dam was built and upstream is the largest reservoir in Eurasia. The Samara region is located in two natural and geographical zones - forest-steppe and steppe. There specially protected natural areas are registered (a biosphere reserve, as a part of a worldwide network, a state nature reserves, two national parks, more than 200 specially protected objects of regional significance and a botanical garden).
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
Introduction into the educational process of common approaches to the design of the environment in the context of sustainable development at the faculty of architecture of SamSTU. Within the framework of course and diploma design in bachelor's and master's programs it is a study of approaches, development of tasks and architectural models of infrastructure objects for specially protected natural areas. The work related to the study by students of methods of resource-saving design of objects of scientific, cognitive and service purposes.
September, 2012
Introduction of the program into the educational process corresponds to the strategy of implementation of measures to improve the quality of life of people, which are carry out in Russia and the Samara region.
The aim of the project is to form students' noospheric worldview and professional competences corresponding to the tasks of sustainable development.
Activities and/or practices employed: 
Lectures, practical classes with students. Implementation of research and development of experimental project proposals for the development of infrastructure of educational and ecological tourism in the Samara region.
Size of academic audience: 
More than 500 students
Illustrated lectures prepared for bachelors. Several final qualifying works performed, including 2 master's theses (2016, 2018). Several course projects on the topic "Facility of infrastructure for specially protected natural area" developed. Scientific articles about the need for application of sustainable approaches for infrastructure development in National parks and Botanical gardens have been publish, including in Scopus peer-reviewed editions.
Lessons learned: 
The work allowed to recognized new directions of dissemination of knowledge about sustainable development. In particular, there is a need to prepare a training course on sustainable development to improve the skills of related disciplines teachers, representatives of management and business.
Key messages: 
The project is the most important part of the program of actualization of eco-oriented technologies of training of future architects. It allows to improve the teaching forms of students the theoretical foundations of sustainable development of the environment and to master the basic applied methods of solving practical problems.


File Name Caption for picture Photo Credit
Image icon 001.jpg (4.37 MB) Experimental project of infrastructure facilities of the Botanical garden of Samara University (final qualifying work) Student is Ekateryna Yurchenko. Head of the diploma project is Tatiana Ya. Vavilova. Tatiana Ya. Vavilova
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation 
SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 
SDG 14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss 
Traditional Knowledge  
Curriculum Development