URBAN WORLD CLASSIC
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The primary objective of the course is to communicate the main tools and methods of modern urban planning investigation, from both the theoretical and practical point of view. Secondary objectives are the recognition, understanding and cataloguing of archaeological sites, in order to protect, preserve and valorise them. Students will be guided in acquiring the necessary skills for decoding the signs of the ancient urban form in the modern one. The conscious acquisition of traditional sources of urban planning will be supplemented by skills related to the broad spectrum of new methods in urban planning and urbanology research, borrowed from scientific and technical disciplines. Finally, students will be required to demonstrate their ability to compare data gathered for each site to the traces on the ground.
Course contents summary
Urban topography, urban planning and urbanology: methodology and learning viewpoints, with particular reference to centres with continuous life. The structuring and promotion of the city as a social-political aggregation and civic identity factor:
definition of zoning plan, organisation of infrastructures, functional distribution of complexes, locations, routes, zoning and urban structures. The persistence of the ancient urban layout in contemporary urban settlements.
P. Gros, M. Torelli, Storia dell'urbanistica. Il mondo romano, Bari 2007.
P. Sommella, Italia antica. L’urbanistica romana, Roma 2002.
A. Morigi, La città punica. Topografia e urbanistica, Lugano 2007.
Gli studenti impossibilitati a frequentare l’intero corso dovranno aggiungere al programma sopra indicato le seguenti letture:
L. Benevolo, Il tracollo dell’urbanistica italiana, Bari 2012.
L. Benevolo, L'architettura nell'Italia contemporanea, ovvero il tramonto del paesaggio, Roma 2006.
S. Boeri, L’anticittà, Roma 2011.
In addition to the preparation of a specific bibliography, students will be asked to write an essay, along with a digital presentation, on an urban context, which will be discussed at the end of the lecture series. Thus students are asked to make an appointment with the professor to agree on a subject by the end of the first week of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
Joined oral written exam. In addition to the preparation of a specific bibliography, students will be asked to write an essay, along with a digital presentation, on an urban context, which will be discussed at the end of the lecture series.
Corso integrato: Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte greca e romana + Urbanistica del Mondo classico