Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2014/2015
Scuola Scuola di Architettura e Società
Cfu 14.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio
Docenti: Titolare (Co-titolari) Vecchi Giancarlo, Stabilini Stefano, Guez Alain Olivier

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1136) ARCHITETTURAP12AZZZZB095139 - MULTI-SCALE URBAN DESIGN STUDIO

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

In the year 2010, the percentage of population living in urban areas reached for the first time in history 50% of the total inhabitants of the world.

Urbanism is a truly global phenomenon, providing the environment and the conditions of life for more than half of the inhabitants of the planet, but what is urbanism in the 21st century? What are the new drivers of urban and societal change? What are the new forms of inhabiting and using the urban environment? How can we embed these notions in planning tools and methods?

The course aims at understanding and interpreting the features of the contemporary city, the challenges that cities and regions have to face, at different scales, and the answers and strategies that can be deployed to effectively control urban transformations.

The course will explore the evolution of urban organizations in relation with the economic and social changes that lead from the industrial society to what we now call the society of knowledge or network society. At the same time, the course will trace the themes that have been raised in the scientific debate on urban planning, with a special focus on the last decades of the 20th century, considered to be a turning point in the development of new approaches, theories, methods and tools for planners and urban designers.

The pedagogy of the course will mainly be based on learning through design: students will be soon confronted with the development of urban projects concerning large urban areas and taken from real world situations. The professors of the course share a common research background on the complex relation between urban spaces and human practices: this point of view will be proposed to students providing an original methodology and they will be encouraged to put it at work in all phases of the project. The design methodology will be integrated of additional interdisciplinary methods to help students in developing the capacity to drive the construction of consensus among many actors around their project.

The key features of the proposed approach will consider:

-          The spatial and temporal patterns of use of urban regions;

-          The multiple scales of individual urban practices;

-          The new forms of mobility and inhabiting;

-          The quality of public space as a component of a new urban welfare;

-          The quality of individual time of inhabitants;


A multiscale approach will be encouraged, as a way to better control urban quality in relation with the practices of inhabitants.

The alternative project assignments that will be proposed are:

New urban landscapes in the city of Milan (Italy)

The course will adhere to the Ri-formare Milano initiative, promoted by the School of Architecture and Society and the Municipality of Milan. The focus will be the renewal of a system of areas along an urban axis in the North-western sector of the city, projected towards the EXPO 2015 site and the partially defined fabric of the “edge city”.

Designing through mobility in the metropolitan area of Shenzen (China)

Students will be invited to participate to the Global Schindler Award 2015 contest, exploring the role of mobility in shaping the use of urban spaces in a large and rapidly growing contemporary metropolis. The project theme focuses on designing the interfaces of mobility, as a condition to ensure a better access to urban spaces and eventually lead to more inclusive urban environments.

Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

The students will be required to attend the course and participate to the intermediate critics. Projects will be developed in groups of 3-4 persons and the state of advancement will be checked regularly by the teaching staff. During the course students will receive detailed information on the deliverables (drawings, reports, maquettes) that are requested for the final exam.

The final exam will consist in the presentation and discussion of the project developed by each group of students. While the discussion will be collective, the individual contribution of each group member will also be assessed.

The final evaluation will be based on the degree of completeness reached by the project deliverables and on the attainment of the didactic objectives of the course:

-          understanding of the main themes of the planning debate;

-          knowledge of modern and contemporary planning approaches, authors and cases;

-          ability and autonomy reached in applied urban analysis;

-          ability to develop a critical approach to urban design;

-          interdisciplinary integration.


Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaAmin A., Thrift N., Cities. Reimagining the urban , Editore: Polity Press, Cambridge, Anno edizione: 2002
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaBardach E., A practical guide for policy analysis. (4th ed), Editore: CQPress/Sage, Washington, Anno edizione: 2011
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaBalducci S., Disegnare il futuro. Il problema dell'efficacia nella pianificazione urbanistica, Editore: Il Mulino, Bologna, Anno edizione: 1991
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaCarlstein T., Parkes D., Thrift N. J., Timing Space and Spacing Time: Human activity and time geograph, Editore: Wiley, London, Anno edizione: 1978
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaChoay F., La Régle et le Modéle: sur la théorie de l'architecture et de l'urbanisme, Editore: Editions du Seuil, Paris, Anno edizione: 1980
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaDente B., Le decisioni di policy, Editore: Il Mulino, Bologna, Anno edizione: 2011
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaDente B., Subirats J., Decisiones Pùblicas, Editore: Ariel, Barcelona, Anno edizione: 2014
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaFossa G., An Atlas for Milan. Renewing Urban Contexts of Infrastructure Nodes, Editore: Skira, Milano, Anno edizione: 2006
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaFossa G., Il Sempione, grand axe del territorio milanese, Editore: Gangemi, Roma, Anno edizione: 2006
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaGershuny J., Changing Times. Work and Leisure in Postindustrial Society, Editore: Oxford University Press, Oxford, Anno edizione: 2000
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaHaegerstrand T., Space, Time and Human Condition in A. Karlquist, Dynamic Allocation of Urban Space, Editore: Saxon House, Lexington Mass., Anno edizione: 1975
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaHealey P., Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies. Towards a relational planning for our times, Editore: Routledge, London, New York, Anno edizione: 2007
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaHouben F., Calabrese M.L., Mobility, a room with a view, Editore: NAI Publishers, Rotterdam, Anno edizione: 2003
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaJacobs J., The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Editore: Random House, New York, Anno edizione: 1961
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaLynch K., A theory of good city form, Editore: MIT Press, Cambridge, Anno edizione: 1981
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaMartinotti, G., Metropoli. La nuova morfologia sociale della città, Editore: il Mulino, Bologna, Anno edizione: 1993
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaMorbelli G.O., Città e piani d'Europa / La formazione dell'urbanistica contemporanea, Editore: Dedalo, Bari, Anno edizione: 1997
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaSassen S., The global city, Editore: Princeton University Press, NJ, Anno edizione: 1991
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaSecchi B., Il racconto urbanistico, Editore: Einaudi, Torino, Anno edizione: 1983
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaSecchi B., La città nel XX secolo, Editore: Laterza, Bari, Anno edizione: 2006
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaStolk E., te Broemmelstet M., eds., Model Town. Using urban simulation in New Town planning, Editore: International New Town Institute, SUN, Amsterdam, Anno edizione: 2009

Software utilizzato
Nessun software richiesto

Mix Forme Didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore didattiche
laboratorio di progetto

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese

Note Docente
schedaincarico v. 1.10.0 / 1.10.0
Area Servizi ICT