Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1098) URBAN PLANNING AND POLICY DESIGN - PIANIFICAZIONE URBANA E POLITICHE TERRITORIALI
051669 - CONFLICT AND SOCIAL MOVEMENT THEORY
The course aims at proposing tools in order to interpret and to tackle the theme of local conflict and urban disputes. It introduces categories from literature and practice at the international level, it analyses a number of questions arising from the European context and it proposes to design alternative strategies to cope with conflicts linked, e.g., to large urban regeneration projects with local impacts, the use of urban spaces by different social groups, and, more in general, dynamics of urban transformation.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
At the end of the course students are expected to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the field of urban contention, that provides a basis for originality in developing and applying ideas;
- apply their knowledge and understanding in new or unfamiliar environments;
- have the ability to integrate different perspectives and handle complex issues in dealing with different urban actors and stakeholders.
Local conflicts can be seen as the emergence of different forms of local opposition to transformation projects, but also as the increasing difficulties different urban groups face in living side by side and using the same public/urban spaces; in this sense the physical context plays a significant role, and the spatial dimension of local conflicts will be highlighted. In each of these cases the conflict situations, usually seen as a problem or an obstacle in the construction of decision making processes can on the contrary be seen as an occasion and a powerful resource, if it is appropriately understood and tended. The connection between conflict in the spatial domain and planning choices and strategies will be investigated and discussed in depth.
In order to interpret such phenomena, the course will critically introduce some interpretative categories, taking into account different conflict typologies, different perspectives on urban politics, the way local mobilisations emerge and get structured, and finally possible conflict transformation strategies. During the course, therefore, the most relevant interpretative categories from international literature will be introduced and discussed, starting from conflict theory, basic notions of game theory, introduction to collective action and social movements, urban regime theories and right to the city debate. Together with this theoretical perspective, the course will propose an analysis of the sense and effects of local conflicts in urban contexts, using and discussing case studies.
Moreover, the course will analyse authors and experiences which have been working on such themes from an urban planning or urban design perspective, in order to try to explore possible alternative paths of conflict transformation, based on the direct interaction among different actors following inclusive decision making strategies of an argumentative or bargaining nature.
Detailed bibliographical references on the different aspects of the course will be proposed in the first lessons.
No prerequisite required
Modalità di valutazione
The exam is an oral discussion based on books selected from the proposed bibliography and on the content of the course lectures. For those attending the course, it will be possible to integrate the exam with the presentation of a short exercise (in the form of a short paper and related site visit) on a topic to be defined with the teacher.
Gualini E. (ed.), Planning and Conflict. Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments, Editore: Abingdon: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2015
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