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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2016/2017
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Cfu 12.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio
Docenti: Titolare (Co-titolari) Beria Paolo, Pucci Paola

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

The workshop focuses on the interaction between transport infrastructure and land use, following two complementary approaches: the transport economics approach and the transport and urban design approach. Both disciplines are aimed at testing an integrated approach on the infrastructure projects, conceived as a means of place-making and not only space of flows and technical solution to fullfil a transport demand.
In this framework, the workshop aims at providing the students with the analytical and design tools to explore the relationship between infrastructure, urban spaces, mobility practices and economy, through lectures, seminars and practical activities.
The lectures are designed to explore how infrastructure are linked to a co-evolution of cities, society and technical networks and to the development of individual strategies of mobility. Through a literature review and case studies the main topics covered are finalized to introduce the infrastructure projects as public spaces projects; the decision making process in infrastructure policies; mobility practices in contemporary city; rail transport and local public transport features; transport demand and transport modelling; dimensioning, integration and timetabling of services.
The project activity is focused on the role of the regional rail services and its stations in low density and sprawled areas in the Milan Urban Region, where the improving in the rail transport supply with the introduction of S_lines has affected the mobility practices, changing the role of the railway stations. The uneven distribution of the railway stations, dense and inside the urban centers in the North of the Milan Urban Region, scattered and decentralized in respect to the urban settlements in the South, represents to study the different impacts on the modal split. Based on this, the main issues to be addressed in the project activity are summarized in:

  • How to value an investment in rail infrastructure in low-density areas where car use is important in mobility practices; 
  • Which are the opportunities originated from changes in the accessibility of the station areas interested by the new infrastructural supply;
  • How to improve the urban dimension of the stations to the surroundings, to the residual areas, as an essential condition to improve the integration between new transport supply and location, settling and functional reassessment plans, compared to experiences already tested abroad;
  • Which density-driver can be used on selected stations, in order to increase accessibility supply and to suggest functional plans, sustainable both for environment and for economics, in settling and infrastructural landscape of some urban districts;
  • Which tools could be proposed for a correct redistribution of the positive externalities originated by strengthening and developing the infrastructure system, land value capturing and catching up all the positive externalities created by public investments.

To address the issues, the main steps of the project will be:

  • Describe the mobility in the area (supply and demand);
  • Identify the role of the stations, analysing the transport (supply) and the place (demand and morpho-functional context) dimensions of the stations and its catchment area, and of the line as a whole;
  • Reconstruct the settlement dynamics at the large scale that affect the mobility demand;
  • Study the land use planning and urban transformation projects that modify the settlement density;
  • Propose a classification of the stations for land use planning, and for the guidance and management of investments and the quality of stations;
  • Study the supply and demand interaction due to new policies to be designed by students; preliminary sizing the infrastructure and the transport services.

The outcome of the students’ work will be on three topics, mutually integrated:

  • Regenerating spaces, paths, services of a station district, improving its accessibility and the quality of its services;
  • Proposing a new spatial development scenario, alternative to automobile-based land uses, densifying in some stations, according to specific profiles;
  • Improving the public transport supply, interconnected with the stations, to expand their catchment area and to modify the modal split.

The lectures and further course materials are available on the Beep website.

Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

For the final evaluations we will take into account:

  • assessments of reading proposed during the lectures;
  • outcomes of the workshop;
  • examination of theoretical concepts.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaBanister, D., The sustainable mobility paradigm/Transport Policy, Anno edizione: 2008, Fascicolo: Vol. 15, No. 2, 73-80
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaDeLong J. V., Myths of Light-Rail Transit/Policy Study, Anno edizione: 1998, Fascicolo: 244
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaPucci P., Manfredini F., Tagliolato P., Mapping urban practices through mobile phone data, Editore: PoliMI SpringerBriefs Series, Anno edizione: 2014
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaSemp S. et alii, Classyfying railway stations for strategic transport and land use planning. Context matters/Journal of transport geography, Anno edizione: 2011, Fascicolo: 19, pp. 670-679
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaShannon K., Smets M., The Landscape of Contemporary Infrastructure, Editore: Nai Publisher, Anno edizione: 2010, ISBN: 109056627201
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaPucci P., Colleoni M (eds), Understanding Mobilities for Designing Contemporary Cities, Editore: Springer, Anno edizione: 2016, ISBN: 978-3-319-22578-4

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