Learning outcomes of the course unit
The Course is intended to ensure student learning of advanced knowledge about the main methods of environmental planning and the acquisition of technical knowledge to set the environmental and landscape design.
Course contents summary
The course addresses the issues of environmental planning, paying particular attention to the impact of the action plan in the organization of the physical space and the effectiveness of government processes applied to the territory.
The course also introduces the main contents discipline of landscape ecology, with particular attention to its practical applications.
Are also detailed the main planning tools available in Italy related to environmental issues, such as the regional landscape plan and the river basin plan.
The course includes lessons learning objective of the theoretical aspects that inform environmental planning and landscape ecology, as well as an exercise aimed to implement some important concepts learned in class. In the teaching material is available description of the activities to be carried out for exercise.
The lessons cover the following topics:
definitions of key concepts used in the teaching environment, land, landscape, space planning, programming, design;
reflections on environmental planning;
specificity of environmental planning in the Italian case;
methods of analysis and evaluation of the landscape;
river basin planning;
plan for the hydrogeological risks;
introduction to the theory of landscape ecology;
applied aspects of landscape ecology.
Bibliography minimum (to integrate with the texts of the lessons included in the course materials):
M. Zazzi, "Landscape and urban planning", in G. Ronzani (ed.), The environmental dimension in planning, CLUEB, Bologna, 1998, pp.. 105-156.
M. Zazzi, the river basin planning, 183 Publishing Group, Rome, 2004 (in http://www.gruppo183.org/autoritadibacino/default.htm)
M. Zazzi (ed.), Introduction to the ecology of the landscape, Lecture sd (available in the teaching learning material).
Topics covered in the Laboratory have been developed through: introductory lessons and study;
any tutorials concerning the content of lessons;
seminars related to the discussion of specific bibliography;
seminars with visiting professors from academia or the professions;
coordinating and reviewing applications for students and group discussion of the results.
Assessment methods and criteria
Learning is verified by an interview on the content of the lessons of the Course. In this interview we will also discuss the applications undertaken by students. The application, held usually in working groups, will have a specific evaluation.