URBAN PLANNING STUDIO FOR THE SUSTAINABLE CITY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The Urban Planning Studio for the Sustainable City aims to provide students with the advanced knowledges in the analysis and evaluation of urban
and land settlements, to make them able to address the reading, interpretation and proposal of the instruments of urban sustainable planning.
With this aim, the studio offers students an overview about the historical evolution of the city, its morphological factors, the system of centralities, the
planning instruments of national and regional issues, the problems and the critical factors that affect the decisions in urban planning.
The workshop will address these issues through the integration of the teaching of the five module of the Studio, offering lectures, seminaries and group work through which students can gain an understanding of issues related to knowledge and design of urban sustainable settlement.
It is necessary to have computer skills and graphical basis to elaborate urban analysis containing maps, text and images.
Course contents summary
See the corresponding entry of the other modules of Urban Planning Studio for the Sustainable City:
Urban and Sustainable Planning;
Open Space Planning and Urban Ecology;
Urban and Environmental Applied Physics;
Economic Evaluation Of Plans And Projects;
Landscape Planning and Design.
See the corresponding entry of the other modules of Urban Planning Studio for the Sustainable City.
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
The application part of the course will be developed
through group activities that will conclude with an
exhibition and a collective discussion on the results
that the students will have received.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment will be carried out through:
- conducting exercises through which students manifest the degree of knowledge and mastery of the topics covered in the course;
- the preparation of group work that will focus on the analysis and planning tools for a medium sized municipality in the Province of Parma;
- the final interview exam.
Final assessment will be carried out through an oral examination on the contents of the lessons.
For the assessment exam, the score will be determined as follows:
written individual exercises 10%, divided as follows:
conceptual correctness 5%;
Group work 50%, divided as follows:
diligence and task focus 5%;
accuracy of the assessments made 35%;
ability in graphics and statement 5%;
Oral exam 40%, divided as follows:
theoretical correctness 30%;
property and clarity 10%.
It is recommended to attend the course and conduct
exercises that will be conducted periodically in the
At the end of the group works, the students will
synthesize the results of their activities in posters
that will be presented and discussed in the seminar
on the issues of urban teaching that will take place
at the end of the academic year.