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CODE 65836
  • 12 cfu during the 2nd year of 9006 PROGETTAZIONE DELLE AREE VERDI E DEL PAESAGGIO(LM-3) - GENOVA
  • LANGUAGE Italian
  • MODULES This unit is composed by:


    Landscape planning requires the contribution of several disciplines and the collaboration between experts of territory. It is a tool for reconciling protection and sustainable development, initiating processes of use and reproduction of resources in which the role and actions carried out by inhabitants, actors and local communities are fundamental.

    The workshop intends to develop in the landscape architect the ability to address territorial governance issues and make their own original contribution to the planning process.

    The areas of the project are internal or marginal ones, with environmental and heritage values that can give opportunities to proposals for the formation and management of new landscapes.



    The landscape architects must know how to contribute to spatial planning processes.

    The aim of the module is to verify and consolidate their knowledge of planning, to train them to interact with urban planners and other experts in the design and management of sector plans and projects of territorial value.

    At the end of the laboratory, the student will have acquired the ability to:

    - autonomously set up and carry out a landscape analysis program,

    - identify and represent criticalities and values of the analyzed landscape,

    - produce a proposal of redevelopment consistent with the characteristics identified, the surrounding conditions, the existing planning framework;

    - represent and describe the expected results of the project.



    a) mastery of GIS software and ability to use software for graphic and cartographic processing (eg: Photoshop), for data management (Excel), for the compilation of texts (Word),

    b) basic notions of agronomy, botany and geology,

    c) basic knowledge of urban planning tools (territorial and sector planning).

    Taking into account the different origins of the students, when necessary, the program will be integrated with lessons relating to points b) and c).


    The skills already acquired as part of the course of study will be exercised and refined to carry out analysis of a case study, represent critical issues and values, verify and consolidate ability in designing.

    The student will be guided to interpret and evaluate the landscape in order to identify its values ​​and propose redevelopment in a perspective of sustainability of the interventions.


    Ways of understanding the landscape.

    - Urban planning and agronomy facing the landscape: the soil in its various meanings. Agricultural and urban uses and values. The sustainability of the territories, settlements and production activities.

    - The development of the aesthetic appreciation of the landscape and integration with the economic, historical, social components.

    - Natural landscapes, human landscapes, rural landscapes: relationships between the morphology of the territory, production systems, settlements. Economic transformations, crisis of historical rural landscapes and the formation of new landscapes in contemporary Italy.

    - The Mediterranean landscapes and the specificities of Liguria. The case study.

    Landscape and protected areas regulation and management.

    - The landscape in the legislation and management practice of the subjects who implement its protection.

    - From the European Landscape Convention (2000) to the Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape (Legislative Decree 42/2004), to the new generation of landscape plans.

    - Landscape and planning in the study area (the Ligurian case): municipal plans, landscape plan, basin plans and other plans with an effect on environmental aspects, policies of territorial value.


    Case study. Water landscapes in the metropolitan city.

    Exercise carried out for groups, with the assistance of teachers.


    Metropolitan cities, in Italy, are territories on one side characterized by high densities and strong anthropogenic pressures, on the other side subject to depopulation and abandonment, phenomena that trigger degradation processes.

    In the background, the problem of obviating growing imbalances emerges- above all environmental ones but also gaps between people who live in central urban areas or in disadvantaged peripheral areas; in regulatory terms, it is a question of setting the foundations for a new pact between cities and non-cities.

    This pact cannot but completely reform the relationship of interdependence that Italian cities developed in past centuries with their countryside, sometimes coinciding with pleasant rural landscapes, sometimes with inaccessible mountain areas but equally marked by the human presence; the deposits of history, expressed by heritage and culture, must be reinterpreted in the context of a new economic vision and a new relationship between the environment and settled communities.


    The case study is a portion of the Apennine ridge between Valbisagno and Valle Scrivia, included in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, where there are rural landscapes, architectural emergencies, mountain environments marked by human action and in particular by systems for capturing, collecting and conveying waters to the city.

    The project may concern a park proposal where agricultural, forestry and pastoral activities are seen as an instrument of territorial protection; the passage of the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri and the presence of a network of paths and ancient paths are an opportunity for a program of interventions aimed at the protection and greater usability for recreational purposes of the mountain portion; the management of water resources and the way in which it has produced landscape are the object of specific attention and stimulus to new projects.

    Work method:

    - Construction of the data framework (Morphology; Land uses, Environmental and naturalistic resources; Historical and landscape resources; Territorial endowments - infrastructures, services, plants).

    - Operational framework (projects in progress, plans and policies in place; any expectations of the community).

    - Construction of new landscape development and reproduction scenarios.

    - Elaboration of a strategic project for the enhancement of assets and territorial redevelopment.

    Final product (to be presented for the exam, in groups or individually):

    - PPoint presentation specifying:

    I. Territorial framework of the case study and relations with the context

    II. Intrinsic characteristics of the case study, values, problems

    III. Evolutionary scenarios: presumable spontaneous trends and possible directions for development

    IV. Project proposal, including a form illustrating the phases and methods of implementation.


    Exam Board

    ROBERTO BOBBIO (President)





    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.



    Oral examination. It consists in the illustration of a project developed in a group. The presentation, to which each student will bring their own contribution, will be the starting point for a discussion that will concern the contents and aims of the project, its training process, its theoretical and cultural assumptions.

    Please note that attendance at the workshops is mandatory. To access the exam, the student must therefore have participated in lessons and reviews during the semester, carried out in person or remotely


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    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    24/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    30/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    30/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale