Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide students with the tools to analyze municipal urban planning and to develop simple forms of urban design.
At the end of the course students will have acquired the knowledge of the main conceptual and normative elements underpinning urban planning, as well as the capacity for analysis and critical reading of planning instruments.
Students should be able to choose the most appropriate methods to be applied for the solution of concrete problems and to apply some basic techniques of planning, such as the system of indexes and urban planning standards.
Students will have to finally acquire an independent judgment with respect to the topics covered, demonstrating adequate communication skills of the same.
It is important to have knowledge of the techniques of analysis of urban systems and related factors of centrality, as well as having acquired knowledge of planning legislation.
Course contents summary
The course is divided into four teaching modules relating to:
1. theoretical part, on the issues highlighted by the current urban settlement system;
2. normative part, consisting in the analysis of national and regional legislative framework, with the highlight of the planning tools in place;
3. implementation processes on the analysis of the various stages of planning (cognitive framework, VAS / Valsat, programmatic document for urban quality, etc..) and techniques adopted in planning tools (standard and equipment planning, homogeneous territorial areas, etc.).
4. methodological-operational part, aimed at deepening the principles on which are based the most recent forms of planning (environmental sustainability, urban equalization, urban regeneration, innovative zoning, etc..).
Amendola G., Tra Dedalo e Icaro. La nuova domanda di città, Laterza, Bari-Roma, 2010
Campos Venuti G., Città senza cultura, Laterza, Bari-Roma, 2010
Boeri S., L’anticittà, Laterza, Bari-Roma, 2011
Miceli E., La gestione dei piani urbanistici, Marsilio, Venezia, 2011
Erbani F., Roma. Il tramonto della città pubblica, Laterza, Bari-Roma, 2013
The course contents will be explained through supplementary educational materials in the form of slides and notes found in the course website.
The theoretical part of the course will be articulated through lectures with audio-visual aids, while the technical content will be objects of discussions in a seminar format.
The application part of the course will be developed through group activities that will conclude with an exhibition and debate on collective results that the students have achieved.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment will be carried out through:
- practical activities through which students manifest the degree of knowledge and mastery of the topics covered in the course;
- the drafting of group work that will focus on the analysis of the municipal planning instruments in force in a chosen Municipality;
- the final interview exam.
Verification is thus given:
Written exercises: 30% divided as follows:
conceptual correctness 20%
Group work: 20% as follows:
correctness of the assessments made 15%
capacity-graphic exhibition 5%
Oral examination: 50% divided as follows:
theoretical appropriateness 35%
properties and clarity 15%
It is recommended to attend the course and the exercises which will be periodically carried out in the classroom.