cod. 1007717

Academic year 2021/22
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Tecnica e pianificazione urbanistica (ICAR/20)
Progettazione urbanistica e pianificazione territoriale
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Know and know how to apply methods, tools and sources for the management of basic urban surveys in order to build the cognitive framework for an urban or territorial plan.


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Course unit content

 Introduction on the themes and topics of the urban planning discipline
 Notes on the historical evolution of the city in the Western countries
 Cartography as a tool of knowledge of the territory
 Informative tools to manage urban and territorial surveys: Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
 The techniques of investigation of the territory and its phenomena. Primary and secondary urban planning surveys.
 Physical and environmental investigations
 Historical investigations
 Social investigations: anthropic factors, building factors and kinematic factors
 Landscape surveys
 Structural urban elements. The urban units. Elements of urban morphology
 Insights and examples

Full programme

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Teaching materials (slides and notes) will be available on the Elly platform (http:/

Main Reference:
A. Mercandino, "Urbanistica Tecnica. Pianificazione generale", Il Sole 24 ore, 2006

Further readings:
R. Busi e L. Zavanella, La classificazione funzionale delle strade, EGAF Edizioni, Forlì, 2002
V. Columbo, "La ricerca urbanistica" (2 vol.), Giuffrè, Milano, 1982
K. Lynch, L’immagine della città, Marsilio, 2001
L. Mumford, “La città nella storia”, 3 voll., Bompiani , Milano, 1977 (ed. or. 1961).
V. Romani, “Il Paesaggio. Percorsi di studio”, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2008
E. Sereni, “Storia del paesaggio agrario italiano”, Laterza, 2006
M. Tiboni, “La prospettiva dello sviluppo sostenibile. Pianificare per la sicurezza la città e il territorio”, Sintesi Editrice, Brescia, 2002
M. Tira, “Pianificare la città sicura”, Ed. Librerie Dedalo, Roma, 1997
P. Ventura, “La città nuova. Elementi di progettazione urbanistica”, McGraw-Hill, 2018

Teaching methods

The course consists of theoretical lessons and practical assignments. The course includes exercises aimed at the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software in the field of urban analysis.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and/or oral evaluation of the level of knowledge acquired on the theoretical topics addressed in the course and on practical exercises.

Other information

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