Learning outcomes of the course unit
The teaching module aims to provide the student learning of advanced knowledge about the main methods of urban planning and the acquisition of technical knowledge for setting up of urban design and planning.
The student must develope the ability to critically evaluate the purposes and methods of urban planning and design, and to identify independently the most appropriate design solutions to solve urban problems in a given local context.
The module aims to broaden the skills already acquired in the Laboratory of Urban Planning of the first year of the Master of Science in Architecture, addressing experimental design techniques, with particular attention to environmental sustainability and regeneration of the existing city.
At the end of the module the student should have acquired an adequate command of the language with regard to the topics covered, as well as a good ability of critical evaluations of argument expressed in reference to the texts and plans covered in class.
Course contents summary
The teaching module in Urban Planning and Design III in Urban, Regional and Landscape Planning Studio, focuses attention on the role of urban planning in the regeneration of the existing city.
The main topics are as follows:
current theories of urban planning in times of crisis;
importance and relevance of the interdisciplinary contributions of specialized subjects, notably economics and ecology;
innovative techniques of urban planning;
urban quality standards and ecological and environmental facilities;
criteria for the regeneration of the existing city;
positive and negative values of the neighborhoods in the contemporary outskirts;
processes of regeneration of neighborhoods in the contemporary outskirts, with a focus on social housing neighboroods and craft districts.
Cappuccitti A. e Piroddi E., Urbanistica è progetto di città, Maggioli Editore, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Rimini, 2012.
Colarossi P. e Latini A. P., La progettazione urbana, Il sole 24 ore, Milano, 2007-2008 (voll. 1 e 2).
De Fatima Sabaini Gama M., L'architettura dell'edilizia residenziale pubblica e la costruzione della città moderna e contemporanea, Gangemi, Roma, 2012.
De Matteis F. e Todaro B. (a cura di), Il secondo progetto. Interventi sull'abitare pubblico. Linee guida per la riqualificazione dei quartieri innovativi nell'Italia centromeridionale. 1., Prospettive Edizioni, Roma, 2012.
De Matteis F. e Todaro B. (a cura di), Il secondo progetto. Interventi sull'abitare pubblico. Linee guida per la riqualificazione dei quartieri innovativi nell'Italia centromeridionale. 2., Prospettive Edizioni, Roma, 2012.
Talia Michele (a cura di), Riconoscere e riprogettare la città contemporanea, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2013.
Topics covered in this workshop are developed by:
summary of the main lessons on theoretical content of urban planning;
exercises concerning the content of lessons;
seminars related to the discussion of specific bibliographic contributions and planning and urban design tools, considered as an exemple;
seminars with external lecturers from academia or the professions;
coordination and review of plan applications for students and collegial discussion of the results.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment of the activities in the module are carried out according to the criteria established in the overall assessment of the Final Workshop in Urbanism, Landscape, Territory.
Partial audits may be conducted by the evaluation of exercises on reading literature and exercises of interpretation of the relevant cases of urban planning and design presented in class.