Teaching workshop: Urban regeneration and degeneration. Looks on contemporary town

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The workshop intends to promote the ability to analyze the main models of transformation of the contemporary city, their underlying logics and their actors.
Expected learning outcomes
The workshop aims to develop the following skills:

Critical thinking skills:
By the end of the workshop, students will display a sufficiently independent critical approach in selecting and interpreting the notions that are most relevant their area of study and to the broader socio-cultural context in which they operate

Communication skills:
By the end of the workshop:
- students will be able to effectively communicate the acquired knowledge and disseminate it to the general public;
- student will have developed basic IT skills concerning knowledge preservation and transfer.

Learning skills:
By the end of the workshop, students will have developed the learning skills required to continue their studies in keeping with their own research interests. In order to meet this objective, students will also develop relevant skills in the independent interpretation of sources and in the use of basic IT tool for bibliographic research.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
During the ongoing covid emergency, the course syllabus will be maintained with the following changes made to enhance the effectiveness of the online version of the laboratory, which was originally designed for face-to-face teaching.
Online environments used:
Ariel: https://lbonardilrduscc.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v5/home/Default.aspx
Teams: c089jgj
Any updates to the schedule will be posted in Ariel
Course syllabus
The workshop examines some of the major transformations of the contemporary city, their prevalent logics and actors. The rise of consumption systems rather than those of material production is analyzed in particular through their spatial and landscape effects. The workshop includes also extendend field trips (more than one day). Further practical informations will be given at the beginning of the second semester
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge is needed
Teaching methods
Field trips in urban environment
Teaching Resources
- Edensor Tim, Industrial ruins. Spaces, Aesthetics and Materiality, Berg, 2005
- Gravari-Barbas Maria, Guinand Sandra, (dir.), Tourism and Gentrification in Contemporary Metropolises, Routledge, 2017
- Mordue Tom, New urban tourism and new urban citizenship: researching the creation and management of postmodern urban public space, International Journal of Tourism Cities, 3 (4), 2017, 399-405
- Petrillo Agostino, La periferia nuova. Disuguaglianza, spazi, città, Angeli, 2018
Assessment methods and Criteria
Final report on a topic/topics discussed during the workshop. Active partipation, originality and ability to develop relevant interdisciplinary links are appreciated.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Bonardi Luca