Knowledge and understanding and their applying
The course aims to provide students with knowledge on the analysis and planning of urban settlements, with the aim of making them suitable to face the analysis and use of urban planning tools. Through the use of this knowledge, students will be able to acquire skills related to the techniques used for the elaboration and implementation of the urban planning tools, being able to use them for the transformation of the existing city.
With this aim, students must be able to recognize, analyse and evaluate the processes of historical evolution of the city, its morphological factors and the system of centrality, the main social, economic, kinematic and environmental factors that condition its transformation processes, as well as to select the most appropriate urban techniques to solve the criticalities of the contemporary city in the perspective of sustainability and regeneration of existing cities.
At the end of the course students must be able to communicate the results of the analysis, evaluation and urban planning activities through the drafting of a technical-scientific report and its discussion in public.
The course is carried out through lectures, seminars and individual assignments. Students must be able to relate the acquired knowledge finalizing them to the application of the main urban planning tools, paying particular attention to the skills required by the cultural challenge of sustainability. They must also be able to independently find and consult the main channels for continuous professional education.