Urban studies

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Urban planning approaches are the result of the evolution of an institutional cultures and disciplinary knowledge that together contribute to determining the styles and contents of the urban transformations. Nowadays, new using demands and settlement dynamics are emerging. The course presents approaches (traditional or innovative) and issues related to the urban planning. The training objective is the construction of a framework for recognizing the forms and approaches of urban planning.
Expected learning outcomes
It is expected that students will gain awareness of the urban design project in relation to emerging issues about the contemporary city. In particular the students will learn:

- to conceptualize and interpret the urban dynamics and to understand its links with the urban project forms;
- to understand, interpret and declare the new social questions of the urban transformations;
- competence to interact with people involved in urban and territorial transformation
processes (decision makers, public administrators, private operators, citizens, etc.).
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
The town planning course aims to present:
- Some city models developed by important authors of modern urban planning in an attempt to propose adequate solutions, even radical ones, to countless urban diseases;
- Some experiences of municipal planning proposed by important Italian and European cities, which for their importance and complexity have characterized the urban planning technique.
Prerequisites for admission
Teaching methods
Lectures, exercises (small groups) and case studies.
Teaching Resources
Attending students: ex-cathedra lectures and application cases.

Non-attending students: these two books
Gaeta L., Janin Rivolin U., Mazza L., a cura di, Governo del territorio e pianificazione spaziale, Città Studi, Torino, 2013 (in alternativa possono essere considerate anche le successive edizioni)
Garda E., I territori delle densità. Letture e interpretazioni tra crescita e contrazione urbana, Aracne Editrice, Roma, 2020.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final exam will consist of a compulsory oral exam related to the contents of the lessons and practical activities.
For non-attending students, the exam will consist of a two-volume oral hearing.
Unita' didattica A
ICAR/20 - URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
ICAR/20 - URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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