URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN III
Learning outcomes of the course unit
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING - APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND
The course contributes to the formation of the engineer student,
developing his scientific and technical skills in the field of planning
practices and techniques.
The student will acquire sufficient knowledge to allow him to understand,
judge, analyze and draft main relevant planning tools at the urban and
regional scale with special attention to the relations between
sustainability tasks and spatial planning.
MAKING JUDGEMENTS - COMMUNICATION SKILL – LEARNING SKILLS
The information obtained, especially the analysis of the case study, will
allow the student to develop specific communication skills and further
learning on the issues of land use planning
Course contents summary
Planning and sustainability: general concepts and tasks; The study of
urbanism. Variety of approaches.
Relationships between Urban Planning and Economics and Planning and
Urban design: for instance government's role in urban settings and
problems of housing finance
FEATURES OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT.
Interpretative concepts with the help of geographical disciplines. Site
characters. Related categories: intersection, contiguity and ridge, valley
. ; urban form and structure analysis: Sprawl, urban sprawl,
exurbanisation, periurbanization, sprawling city, suburbia, suburbs: urban
Fabric.Phenomena of urban development: mode of urban growth,
Structure of urban settlements,; urban density
ELEMENTS OF NATIONAL AND REGIONAL PLANNING LEGISLATION
Town and Country Planning Code, Spatial planning and regional
legislation in Lombardy and Tuscany
Urban services standards. Concept of threshold.
ELEMENTS OF LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
Landscape planning. Content landscape protection measures in land use
plans. Case studies.
Land Resources Data Base. GIS methodologies. Collecting and
processing spatial data by geo-portals
Landscape planning with special reference to the river areas
LECTURE NOTES https://www.dropbox.
Pietro Giorgieri e Paolo Ventura (cur.), Strada Strade, Edifir, Firenze, 2007
Antonella Valentini e Paolo Ventura (cur.), Il paesaggio e le infrastrutture,
La Rosa, Brescia 2008
Paolo Ventura (cur.), La Pianificazione di Area Vasta. Il Casentino e altre
esperienze, Dedalo, Roma 1996
Michele Zazzi, “Paesaggio e piani urbanistici”, in G.Ronzani (a cura di), La
dimensione ambientale dei piani urbanistici, CLUEB, Bologna, 1998
Lectures and Case study analysis: detection of urban growth through
aerial photographs. Statistical analysis. Development forecast. Zoning
Assessment methods and criteria
Written report related to other fields