Laboratorio di progettazione ambientale urbana

A.Y. 2019/2020
11
Max ECTS
88
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/04 ICAR/15
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Il Laboratorio è formato dai moduli: Progettazione ambientale, Utilizzo delle specie vegetali e Qualità Ecologica dell'Ambiente Urbano.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of general botany, landscape ecology and principles of design.
Assessement methods and criteria
Verification of learning will be carried out by means of ongoing tests, realization and presentation of a project in an urban area.
Progettazione ambientale urbana
Course syllabus
The module aims to provide criteria, tools and methods for urban environmental design. The relationships between environmental and built resources will be deepened and the parameters that characterize the eco-compatibility requirements of the project will be defined. The tools for the design and management of urban spaces in an ecological and sustainable key will therefore be provided. Example case studies will be presented and the compositional principles of contemporary green spaces will be explained. Furniture, flooring and architectural elements will be treated, with particular regard to those made with eco-sustainable materials.

The theme of designing open spaces or the so-called 'urban void' in a sustainable key is currently a priority and is based on the consideration that urban open spaces must be managed and designed taking into account the multiple environmental functions that they can perform. We will therefore talk about energy saving, urban ecology, biodiversity, environmentally friendly technologies.
Teaching methods
The Laboratory includes lessons, visits, seminars and planning activities with related presentations and collective discussions and moments of revision with the teachers. The key activity will be the development of a project, which involves three phases: analysis (individual work), masterplan (group work), project (group work). Each of the phases will conclude with an official delivery and with a collective discussion of the results achieved and contribute to the final evaluation.
Bibliography
The teaching material will be available in a Dropbox folder for enrolled students.
Qualità ecologica dell'ambiente urbano
Course syllabus
- plant biodiversity in an urban environment: the urban "ecosystem", urban flora, strategies for colonizing plants in the urban environment, the importance of using native species for urban planning (with particular regard to herbaceous species; wildflowers, rain gardens, SUDS and NBS); problems related to the presence of invasive alien species.
- the importance of biomonitoring for the characterization of plant-environment relationships; effects of the main air pollutants on plants and their resistance; efficiency of tree species for the reduction of fine dust and for the storage of atmospheric pollutants.
- the seasonal composition of the pollens and spores produced by the vertical and horizontal greenery, the detection of the same and the evidence of the impact on the population; main allergenic species.
- toxic plants as reported in the technical notebooks for health and safety of the Higher Institute for prevention and safety at work.
Teaching methods
The Laboratory includes lessons, visits, seminars and planning activities with related presentations and collective discussions and moments of revision with the teachers. The key activity will be the development of a project, which involves three phases: analysis (individual work), masterplan (group work), project (group work). Each of the phases will conclude with an official delivery and with a collective discussion of the results achieved and contribute to the final evaluation.
Bibliography
The teaching material will be available in a Dropbox folder for enrolled students.
Utilizzo delle specie vegetali
Course syllabus
This part of the course will illustrate the morpho-physiological criteria for the seection of ornamental species to be used in an urban environment. In particular, the species resistant to shade, drought, poor fertility, the main pollutants of the soil (e.g. heavy metals), salinity and saltiness (coastal urban areas) will be illustrated.
The course will illustrate the botanical characteristics of the species potentially usable in urban environments. Finally, the physiological parameters to be taken into consideration for the selection in the nursery of new species to be used in the above-exposed environments will be described.
Teaching methods
The Laboratory includes lessons, visits, seminars and planning activities with related presentations and collective discussions and moments of revision with the teachers. The key activity will be the development of a project, which involves three phases: analysis (individual work), masterplan (group work), project (group work). Each of the phases will conclude with an official delivery and with a collective discussion of the results achieved and contribute to the final evaluation.
Bibliography
The teaching material will be available in a Dropbox folder for enrolled students.
Progettazione ambientale urbana
ICAR/15 - LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE - University credits: 7
Lessons: 56 hours
Qualità ecologica dell'ambiente urbano
AGR/04 - VEGETABLE AND ORNAMENTAL CROPS - University credits: 2
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Vagge Ilda
Utilizzo delle specie vegetali
AGR/04 - VEGETABLE AND ORNAMENTAL CROPS - University credits: 2
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Ferrante Antonio
Professor(s)
Reception:
DISAA - Agronomy