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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 096855 - CONTEMPORARY CITY: SOCIAL CHANGE AND POLICIES
Docente Ranci Ortigosa Costanzo
Cfu 8.00 Tipo insegnamento Corso Integrato

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1098) URBAN PLANNING AND POLICY DESIGN - PIANIFICAZIONE URBANA E POLITICHE TERRITORIALI***AZZZZ096855 - CONTEMPORARY CITY: SOCIAL CHANGE AND POLICIES

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

This course is aimed at giving the student critical and practical instruments to consider the social implications of current spatial and economic transformations of the city. 


Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Students are expected to improve their skills in the following ways:

1. To reach a specialised, updated knowledge of the issue at stake based on the study of the proposed readings  and collective discussion in class; to develop a critical, individual approach to the considered literature;

2. To develop a good capacity to apply theoretical contributions to specific, practical problems and issues, understanding the practical implications of theoretical approaches and the theoretical  impacts of empirical results;

3. To develop the capacity to study a specific area/problem and make subjective judgements on the relevance/implications of the empirical results found in the field work;

4. To be able to present the research results through oral presentations in class and written reports; to demonstrate capacity to publicly discuss their own work;

5. To be able to recognise what they have learned and how these new skills can be used in their future scientific and practical career.


Argomenti trattati

Although the course does not require any previous knowledge in sociology or urban sociology, it is based on the contribution of urban sociology to understand the characteristics, problems and dynamics of contemporary cities. The course is focused on a specific issue with practical implications and mobilises multi-disciplinary contributions in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of the issue at stake, which is preliminary to policy and planning intervention. Students are asked to enrich their theoretical knowledge through specific readings and are invited to carry out a specific field work in small groups, under the supervision of the teacher.

 

Current social and economic changes redefine the configuration of contemporary cities and raise new concerns about socio-spatial inequality. Urban planning plays a crucial role in the creation of spaces and opportunities for social integration. The aim of the course is to give the student some critical and practical instruments to consider the social impact of recent and current transformations of the city.

The course will be focused on the reconstruction of the social and economic transformations taking place in many cities in the last century and on specific phenomena: the spatial and social segregation of population groups due to ethnic and/or social dynamics, and gentrification processes. We will address these issues both on a theoretical and practical side, through literature analysis and a specific empirical work.

The course will be organized in two parts.

On the one side, we will review the basic concepts elaborated by sociology to understand urban changes, and factors, configuration and impacts of urban segregation and genstrification.

On the other side, students will be asked to reconstruct the urban dynamics of a specific city, with a specific focus on one of the aspects considered in the course.

Invited speakers, field visits, and other materials for discussion will enrich the course. Active participation of students throughout the course will be encouraged and evaluated.


Prerequisiti

There are no special requirements for this course: only a great motivation to learn and accept challenges is asked to students.


Modalità di valutazione

The bibliography will consist in a collection of readings of the course. Students are invited to see the syllabus – that will be uploaded on Beep – for the list of book chapters and journal articles to be prepared and where to find them.

Students will be evaluated on the basis of their knowledge and understanding of the bibliography of the course. 

For attending students the evaluation will consist in:

  • a non-compulsory mid-term written exam on the indicated bibliography;
  • a final written exam on the indicated bibliography;
  • a city-study written report to be prepared in groups (max. 2 students);
  • oral discussion of the city-study report;
  • (optional, only for a limited number of students) exposition in class of a reading (max. 2 points)

For non attending students the evaluation will consist in:

  • a final written exam on the indicated bibliography;
  • an additional oral exam for those who require it.

 


Bibliografia
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaLin, Jan; Mele, Christopher, The Urban Sociology Reader, Editore: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2013
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaVarious authors, Readings of the course
Note:

See the syllabus for the detailed list


Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
(hh:mm)
Ore di studio autonome
(hh:mm)
Lezione
60:00
90:00
Esercitazione
20:00
30:00
Laboratorio Informatico
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Sperimentale
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Di Progetto
0:00
0:00
Totale 80:00 120:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
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Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
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23/04/2021