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BOTANY APPLIED TO LANDSCAPE

CODE 104727
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 3 cfu during the 2nd year of 9916 SCIENZE AMBIENTALI E NATURALI (L-32) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 2nd year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 3nd year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/03
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course is an introduction to botanical sciences and plant ecology applied to the management, planning and design of the sustainable and resilient landscape

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course students: will develop an overview of plants as a living element of the project. They will be able to evaluate aspects related to the key role of plants in landscape design and planning with particular reference to resilience to climate change and environmental sustainability; they will be able to recognize the main species characteristic of the phytocoenoses of the Italian landscape; they will have the basic knowledge to evaluate which plants to use in landscape-friendly interventions, referring to the ecological characteristics and the distribution of the species in the different terrestrial environments.

    
     

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • knowledge of characteristics and performance of the plant component in green and blue infrastructures
    • knowledge for the development and design of a sustainable landscape, from the garden to the macro scale
    • knowledge of nursery material, performance, quality chosen
    • knowledge of the ecosystem services and inefficiencies provided by urban greenery (atmospheric pollution mitigation, risks of the use of allergenic plants, etc.);
    • knowledge of greenery to be used in sustainable landscape design.
    • assessment of aspects related to the key role of plants in landscape design and planning with particular reference to resilience to climate change and environmental sustainability;
    • basic knowledge to evaluate which plants to use in landscape-friendly interventions

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course contents are acquired through frontal teaching and field activities.

    Field activities and surveys in urban parks, historic and botanical gardens complete the activities carried out in the classroom with direct observation and identification of plant species.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    • ecological characteristics and distribution of the plant species in the different terrestrial environments
    • main plant characteristic of the phytocoenoses of the Italian landscape
    • the role of plants in landscape design and planning with particular reference to resilience to climate change and environmental sustainability
    • characteristics and performance of the plant component in green and blue infrastructures
    • elaboration and design of a sustainable landscape, from the garden to the macro scale
    • nursery material, performance, selected quality
    • ecosystem services and disservices provided by greenery (mitigation of air pollution, risks of the use of allergenic plants, etc.)

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Reference text

    DUFFY TURNER K. Botany for Designers: A Practical Guide for Landscape Architects and Other Professionals, W. W. Norton & Company

    General Botany

    VENTURELLI F., VIRLI L., 1995 – Invito alla Botanica, Zanichelli, Bologna

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ENRICA ROCCOTIELLO (President)

    MIRCA ZOTTI

    MAURO MARIOTTI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Second half of the academic year.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam consists of a written test and an oral examination.

    Please refer to the specific AulaWeb application for any updates on courses due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The written test is specifically aimed at verifying the learning of botany applied to landscape design and planning: the main features related to the recognition of the main species described during lessons and field trips, the plant ecology and landscape ecology and the use of plants as a living element of design.

    • The oral focuses on the whole program and aims to verify the ability to integrate the different aspects - theoretical and practical - discussed during the year.

    Please refer to the specific AulaWeb application for any updates on courses due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes