Course unit partition: Cognomi A-L

Academic year 2016/17
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Tecnica e pianificazione urbanistica (ICAR/20)
Ambito aggregato per crediti di sede
Type of training activity
40 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
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course unit

Course unit partition: URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN II

Learning objectives

The Workshop aims to provide theoretical and practical tools for the critical analysis of recent urban transformations. Intends in particular to provide advanced knowledge about the main methods of planning and technical knowledge for the methodological approach of the plan and the development plan.
The information obtained, especially the project experience, will allow the student to develop specific communication skills and further learning on the issues of urban planning and design



Course unit content

Contents include the following main topics and general topics, each of which is divided into an ordered group of lessons:
1. Introduction to urban planning
Definitions according to different lines of interpretation and disciplinary perspectives. The contribution of specialist fields: geography and urban economics, sociology, urban history, urbanism 'disciplinary'. Main characters, i.e. economic motives, morphology, organization, planning, of contemporary urban development. The geography and economy of urban space, the system infrastructure, production, residence, commerce, management, service. Scope and contents of following disciplines: urban or urban design, spatial planning, town planning, urban geography, economic planning;
2. The organization of the city
The organization of the city. Functional specialization and zoning. Urban areas and units. The qualification of public space and the urban plan of unity. Commercial functions and urban animation. Synergies and conflicts. Shopping centers and peripheral urban settlements.
3. Theories of urban planning: the relationship between urban planning and the protection and enhancement of the landscape, agricultural structures and traditional rural settlements. The project of urban green spaces.
4. Techniques of urban design
Under the theme of urban design were held the following more specific topics:
- The project in context of parts of the city: the storage, retrieval and conversion of historic districts, the project of self-sufficient residential neighborhoods, the project of new production facilities and new infrastructure.
- The relationship between urban planning and the protection and enhancement of the landscape, agricultural structures and traditional rural settlements.
- The structures of mobility and urban design. Practice the design of public spaces. Functional classification of roads. Features of the road. Public transport and urban road network.
5. The project of the city from scratch.
And 'the central theme of the workshop, which aims to reflect on the scenarios of contemporary urban design also through the examination of case studies with the active participation of the students.

Full programme

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Teaching methods

The course is organized as follows:
- Introductory lectures on the main topics
- Exercises
- Monographic research on new town case studies
- In-depth lessons
- Public discussion and coordination of student project step by step.
The workshop includes seminars with external lecturers from other universities, as well as meetings and exchanges with other sections and courses of the Workshop of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Parma

Assessment methods and criteria

The final examination comprises an interview on the notional contents of the Laboratory and a discussion of the urban project carried out by students. During the year some preliminary mid-term reviews are scheduled.
Examination is an opportunity for an open discussion, including self-assessment, on faced urban planning topics.

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