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

A.Y. 2021/2022
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. Particular attention is given to the issues of touristification and gentrification of urban centers.
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 to 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;
- to provide students with the fundamental tools for writing a philosophical paper.

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

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The workshop investigates some of the main transformations of the contemporary city with an "immersive" approach.
In particular, the workshop analyses the spatial and landscape effects of the transition from a "production system" to the prevalent "consumption system" typical of the contemporary city.
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge is needed
Teaching methods
lectures and fieldtrip; discussion
Teaching Resources
Ashworth Gregory A., Page Stephen J., Urban tourism research: Recent progress and current paradoxes, Tourism Management, 32, 2011, 1-15
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
Paper. The report verifies the students' analytical skills and the argumentative ability on the program topics
Laboratorio professionalizzante
- University credits: 2
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Bonardi Luca
Ricerca bibliografica e redazione di un testo scientifico filosofico
- University credits: 1
Humanities workshops: 16 hours
Professor: Benenti Marta