Learning outcomes of the course unit
The teching module aims to provide the student learning of advanced knowledge about the main methods of landscape planning and the acquisition of technical knowledge for setting up of landscape design and planning.
The student must develope the ability to critically evaluate the purposes and methods of landscape planning and design and to identify independently the most appropriate design solutions to solve landscape 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 landscape.
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
During the course of Landscape Planning into the Urban, Regional and Landscape Studio will be dealt with the following topics:
Landscape’s definition according to the various schools of thought and official definitions according to the European Landscape Convention and to Italian low. Regional and spatial extensions of the concept of landscape, classification of the protected areas according to the Italian low;
Landscape’s evolution over the time, perception and acquisition of the landscape, urbanization; The urban landscape: fundamentals of urban ecology, ecosystems abiotic and biotic hierarchy of green areas, international references in the field of landscaping with an attention to the Mediterranean landscapes;
The operational tools: regional landscape plans regional spatial plans of regional (PTRC) and provincial (PTPC) coordination, Integrated landscape plans, development plans, environmental plans;
Use and alterations of the landscape and landscape’s protection, relationships between natural and anthropic landscape, criteria for landscape design.
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Topics covered in this teaching module are developed by:
lessons on theoretical content of landscape 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 Urban, Regional and Landscape Planning Studio.
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.