Today is extremely complicated to predict and plan the future of collective interests and urban life. Deep transformation is underway both in developing countries where rapid urban growth is expected and in areas like Europe where urbanisation is consolidated. Everywhere new theory and technological innovation is attempting to identify successful strategies. The problem is not to determine whether urban growth will occur or not, but to identify the desired type of growth.
The most recent urban developments have complicated the problems involved in governing cities. Public authorities are faced with new requirements for interventions, regarding highly complex themes such as supporting local developments, social developments and integrations, the refurbishment of deteriorated urban districts, and housing policies.
The aim of the course is firstly to provide students with the skills that will enable them to understand and manage the complexity of the social and economic development of the urban and local area. Secondly will provide a theoretical approach, with examples, to models of public intervention aimed at developing urban contemporary cities.
During the course will be discussed case of studies with the involving of students.
Course contents summary
From the crisis of cities to their relaunch. Culture and events in the process of urban transformation.
New policy and strategy for urban development.
Practical examples and case histories, both national and international.