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BASIC TOWN PLANNING TECHIQUES + WORKSHOP

CODE 84676
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 12 cfu during the 3nd year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/20
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The discipline of urban planning is defined as the set of techniques useful for the pursuit of the collective goals of the community in relation to the rational use of the territory. It includes spatial planning, but also the territorial management methods developed by the communities themselves, according to their own historical and cultural itinerary.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The teaching introduces the student to: - know the problems of the city and the territory, read as the evolution of the relationships between social organization and spatial and territorial organization; - analyze the urban planning instrumentation, as a response to the search problems of the optimal distribution of people, goods and services on a given territory; - understand the articulation of urban planning tools, according to national and regional legislation (from territorial to executive planning); - use the techniques of analysis, elaboration, management and application of the plans, with particular regard to the Municipal Urban Plan; - knowing how to interpret the relationships between urban planning, landscape planning and strategic environmental assessment.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

     

    To achieve the stated objectives, the course uses three training moments, aimed at developing a more comprehensive preparation.

    Through lessons, the student acquires the information, techniques, lexicon, ... referable to the knowledge of a city planner. The teacher also makes use of innovative teaching methods that favor the involvement and resolution of problems in groups.
    
    
    In the tutorial activities, he observes, knows and experiences the contents learned, through drawing, storytelling, interpretation, calculation, ...
    
    During the laboratory, the student confronts a real case and discovers the link between local government regulations and design activities, testing himself in the resolution methods.

    PREREQUISITES

     

    There are no prerequisites.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The lessons are held frontally, with a final part of dialogue and debate in the classroom: the themes are proposed with a support of Power Point presentations, released on the Aula Web at the end of each semester.
    
    The exercises are carried out in a guided manner at the beginning of the teaching, as a first application of the illustrated concepts and as an introduction to the laboratory activities.
    
    The latter is mainly dealt with in the second semester and ends by the end of the course. On the last day of the lesson calendar, a collegial presentation of the laboratory works of the year will be held, carried out by each group.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    During the Lessons, the teaching primarily deal with basic contents as:
    - problems and questions 
    - technical analysis and historical critical investigation
    - themes of debate 
    
    The Exercises introduce the student to the practical observation of territorial dynamics and the first bases of calculation of urban planning technique. They are carried out in class, individually, with collegial correction and commentary.
    
    Within the Laboratory, after an initial part in which the analytical tools for setting the problem are provided, a unique design theme is addressed for the whole class, to be developed once divided into groups.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Main references:

    -GOVERNO DEL TERRITORIO E PIANIFICAZIONE SPAZIALE / L. GAETA, U. JANIN RIVOLIN, L. MAZZA, TORINO: CITTÀ STUDI EDIZIONI, 2013 

    -IL NUOVO MANUALE DI URBANISTICA / DIRETTORE SCIENTIFICO L. BENEVOLO, CURATORE A. CAPPUCCITTI, ROMA : MANCOSU, 2006

    Other minor sources are indicated in the didactic material made available on Aula Web.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ILARIA DELPONTE (President)

    ANDREA GIACHETTA

    EMANUELE SOMMARIVA

    LESSONS

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The teaching ends with an oral test. Only those who have completed the part of the Laboratory and exercises can access the oral exam. Once delivered, the products of the Laboratory and the Exercise do not expire in access to the oral exam. There are no intermediate evaluations.
    
    
    The oral exam focuses on the contents of the lectures. It is preferable for the candidate to prepare a topic chosen from among those of the course, possibly further investigated personally

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    At the oral exam the assessment of the lectures contents  takes place.
    
    The contents of the laboratory are verified by means fo the presentation of project book at the end of the year.
    
    The exercises are corrected and commented collegially in class.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    09/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    17/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    21/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    15/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

     

    Working students and students with SLD, disability or other special educational needs certification are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning modalities.