Within its annual scientific plan for the academic year 2022-2023, the Department of Urban Planning at the Faculty of Urban Planning, University of Kufa, held two scientific workshops on Wednesday, 22-2-2023. In the presence of the dean of the college, the scientific assistant, the head of the urban planning department, and a group of faculty, staff, and undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The first workshop included a lecture presented by Prof. Dr. Hassan Jabbar Hamim entitled (Human development and the bilateral environmental footprint that leads to sustainability), in which the lecturer talked about the environmental footprint as a concept that is widely used around the world to support sustainability assessments, as it allows people to measure and manage their use of resources during the economy The workshop aims to introduce the environmental footprint and environmental capacity as concepts closely related to the standards of sustainable development and quality of life, as they are concerned with the sustainability of individual lifestyles, goods, services, institutions, industrial sectors, neighborhoods, cities and countries. The workshop concluded:
• Defining and proposing a development classification for countries based on the gap diagnosed for the environmental footprint, whether in relation to natural resources or economic, material and technological human activity.
While Assistant Professor Fatima Muhammad Kazem lectured in the second workshop on (implications of electronic trading and human rights standards), the workshop included a review of the manifestations of electronic crimes as a criminal activity targeting society through social media, and that most of electronic crimes occur due to the weakness of both the supervisory side and community awareness As the workshop concluded:• The role and importance of community awareness in confronting electronic extremism.• Activate the legal control tools that limit and address the repercussions of this phenomenon that violates human rights and leaves negative effects on the life of society. At the conclusion of the two workshops, the Dean of the Faculty of Urban Planning, Dr. Samer Hadi Al-Jashami, honored the lecturers in the workshop, wishing them continued scientific giving in service to our dear country.