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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2017/2018
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 099803 - URBAN DESIGN + STUDIO
Docente Atun Funda , Colucci Angela
Cfu 12.00 Tipo insegnamento Corso Integrato

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento
Arc - Urb - Cost (Quinq.)(ord. 270) - LC (1144) INGEGNERIA EDILE - ARCHITETTURAEQ2AZZZZ099803 - URBAN DESIGN + STUDIO

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

Urban design and the UD/UDS “didactic flow”

Urban design can be defined as the multidisciplinary activities of shaping and managing urban environments and dynamics. Urban designers are interested in both the process of Urban transformation and in the design solution in order to orient there re-generation of urban complex systems towards a more liveable, sustainable and resilient environment and communities. The UD/UDS Course aims to provide the theoretical concepts and design instruments and methods to understand the Urban Design process approached as complex and comprehensive process. Urban Design course concerns the whole process of design/implementation/management of urban transformations and the complexity of urban systems in terms of environmental, social, governance and economic aspects.

The urban design course is based on a coordinated “didactic flow” integrating Lectures, Seminars and Studio activities. The teaching/educational process is characterised by the active involvement of the whole staff members and students towards the application of techniques and principles to case studies analysis and to development of projects. The main aim of the integrated learning flow is to guarantee high level of achievement results: lectures, seminars and critical review individual task aims to develop knowledge and understanding and critical approach to the urban design issues presented (making judgements); the urban design tool-box lectures and the whole task related to the Urban Master Plan development aims to improve skills related to applying knowledge and understanding. During all the semester the pro-active engagement of students that are involved and stimulated to organise seminars, debate also using innovative approach to learning methods (learning skills) plays an important role. All the individual tasks and team tasks aim to improve and develop abilities of communication and teamwork.


UD lectures and activities

Lectures, seminars and tasks are articulated in two modules:

_ The Urban Design ISSUES module focuses on main relevant topics of contemporary disciplinary debate of Urban Design: lectures and seminars are dedicated on emerging issues in the international debate about "urban agenda" and innovative urban design approaches (nature based solutions, urban resilience, universal design, commons and public realm ...).

_ The Urban Design toolbox module offers to students the needed tools for the management of the whole process of urban design. The theoretical framework is based on the Ecological Urban Design process [Palazzo and Steiner, 2012] that introduces the NOOS process (acronym which stands for Not Only One Solution). The ten steps on which is organised the NOOS process [Process-Prerequisites-Knowledge-Summary-Options-Dialogues-Master Plan-Communication-Details-Implementation] are main topics of lectures. The urban design process proposed here should be considered as a guide for managing an urban design process. In relation to each of NOOS steps, seminars will be organised focusing on good practices and methodologies implementation.

During activities of Studio (didactical exercitations/tasks) students will apply concepts, methodologies and inputs derived by lectures and good practices presented. The aim is to create a strong relationship (and continuity) in terms of didactical approach between lectures (introducing the topics, problem, main disciplinary instruments and approaches) the seminars (presenting case studies, instruments implementation) and the Studio (applying the concepts, instrument in the design process developed by students).

Student will develop two individual tasks (critical review of a scientific paper including seminars organised and conducted by students and a a task on the public space or urban landscape exploration) related to the topics of lectures.

Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

Evaluation criteria are based on:

_ level of knowledge and level of achievement of individual understanding of proposed and discussed topics and level critical skill in processing the theoretical issues in the task and in the practical task (lectures, seminars, readings). The individual evaluation will be based on the two individual Tasks (Critical review of Urban design topics and the exploration of a public space or an urban landscape).
_ level and abilities to manage simulated urban design process based on inputs provided (Groups of students, composed at the beginning of the class, will be evaluated for their Urban Master Plan proposal)

_ level of proactivity and engagement during the different activities evaluated on two main aspects: participation in seminars and debate (innovative learning modules); punctuality and accuracy in Tasks; peer-review of teammates (each students will evaluate the level of involvement of their teammates).


The final evaluation will be based on individual tasks (Urban Design Tasks) and the team task (Urban Design Studio Task) and, if required, also on an integrative oral exam based on bibliography and lectures. Specific criteria for the final evaluation composition are presented since the beginning of the course (the first day of semester) and clearly published in the program of the UD/UDS courses

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaDanilo Palazzo, Frederick Steiner, Urban Ecological Design: A Process for Regenerative Places, Editore: Island press, Anno edizione: 2011
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAngela Colucci, Porta Garibaldi. Rethinking the urban dimension, Editore: Maggioli, Anno edizione: 2013
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaGehl Jan, Cities for People, Editore: Island Press, Anno edizione: 2010
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaUrban Task Force, Toward an Urban Renaissance, Editore: E & FN ESPON, Anno edizione: 1999
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaMatthew Carmona, Tim Heath, Taner Oc, Steve Tiesdell,, Public Places - Urban Spaces.The dimensions of urban design, Editore: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2010

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