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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2022/2023
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 051513 - URBAN DESIGN STUDIO
Docente Boeri Stefano
Cfu 8.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio

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

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The Studio explores the fields of action of the urban planning within the current contexts, characterized by a socio-economic transition that raises new questions about technical knowledge and its tradition. In the Studio, therefore: are experienced new forms of urban planning, useful in addressing the emerging problems of contemporary territories; are constructed problematic frameworks of design alternatives; are tested the relations between the spatial transformation of landscapes and the regulatory dimension of the urban design.

Finally, the Studio focuses on the crucial issues of the identity of places in a time in which new life cycles for existing housing structures need to be imagined in a perspective of prudent and sustainable development.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi


- acquire knowledge and understanding of the techniques and tools of urban design;

- acquire knowledge and understanding of a critical approach to urban and landscape design on the various scales, correlated to work planning, economic and feasibility assessment, and accessibility design;

- are capable of doing historical and critical analysis and interpretation of locations and contexts;

- are capable of developing design solutions coherent with the location and context, even in highly complex urban environments.

Argomenti trattati

During the design studio, students will be required to propose a vision for the ecological transition for the city of Rome in 2050. In order to foresee it, students will elaborate multi-scale analysis of the city and its large territory, under different overlapping themes such as agriculture and economy, waste management and circularity, mobility and urban morphology, nature biodiversity and archeology, gender and culture. These will contribute to reconstructing the state of the art of the city. 


The scope of the course is to research and propose strategic models with the scope of triggering a process of ecological transition that will lead Rome to become a model of Archipelago Metropolis, this main principle of Rome as an Archipelago starts from recognizing its urban organization through the identification of urban areas as autonomous parts of cities, interconnected with each other, that while acknowledging their differences, yet participating in the same system of relationships that reconstructs a complex archipelago. 


The course will also explore the principle of chrono-urbanism proposed by Carlos Moreno, which means re-structuring Rome as a City of 15 minutes, but is expected to present strategic models, roadmaps, and visions that share a balance between the implicit urban condition of the city and its natural environment. 

Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile - SDGs
Questo insegnamento contribuisce al raggiungimento dei seguenti Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda ONU 2030:



Modalità di valutazione

Attendance to the studio is mandatory (with a minimum of 70% attendance). The two teaching modules of Urban Design and Urban Planning are totally integrated, and all activities and related evaluations will be shared. The studio will involve a combination of lectures, discussions, field visits, design tutorials, interim and final reviews. Students will undertake a series of exercises that will involve key readings, critical analysis of an international case study relevant to the topics developed in the studio, a socio-spatial analysis of an urban area in Milan, and a masterplan for the analysed area.

All the teaching activities of the Urban Design Studio, as well as the specific contents and deadlines of the exercises will be explained in a detailed calendar, which will be available at the beginning of the course.

The final exam will concern the presentation and discussion of the all analysis and project phases of the studio, with specific references to the bibliography. The presentation will be organised as a public discussion in which every group will present its work (and highlight the contribution of each member). The final mark will be individual and will be comprised of the assessment of:

  • proactive participation in the studio and various activities;
  • the contributions that individuals make to their teams;
  • interim assessments for all stages;
  • the final outcome documenting all phases and aspects of the work, from the beginnings of the analysis, through to the strategy phase and the development of the chosen site.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaBullivant, Lucy, Masterplanning Futures, Editore: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2012, ISBN: 9780203720684 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203720684
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaCalkins, M., The Sustainable Sites Handbook: A Complete Guide to the Principles, Strategies, and Best Practices for Sustainable Landscapes, Editore: Wiley, Anno edizione: 2012, ISBN: 9780470643556 http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail/detail?vid=0&sid=9283be23-74b5-4ef9-8543-4d692971de29%40pdc-v-sessmgr06&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#AN=410529&db=nlebk
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaDi Vita, S.; Morandi, C., Mega-events and legacies in post-metropolitan spaces : expos and urban agendas, Editore: Palgrave MacMillan, Anno edizione: 2018, ISBN: 978-33-19-67767-5
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaDoherty, G.; Mostafavi, M., Ecological urbanism, Editore: Harvard University Graduate school of design, Anno edizione: 2010, ISBN: 978-30-377-8189-0
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaGehl, J., Cities for people, Editore: Island Press, Anno edizione: 2010, ISBN: 9781597265737 http://opac.biblio.polimi.it/SebinaOpac/.do?idDoc=0985461&tabDoc=tabloca
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaLandscape Urbanism / Lotus International, Editore: Lotus, Anno edizione: 2012, ISSN: 0076-101X, Fascicolo: 150
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaLemes de Oliveira, F., Green Wedge Urbanism: History, Theory and Contemporary Practice, Editore: Bloomsbury, Anno edizione: 2017, ISBN: 1-4742-2918-2 http://web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail/detail?vid=0&sid=6c1d8158-8ada-4e20-9183-17c63689c479%40sdc-v-sessmgr03&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#AN=1470589&db=nlebk
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaRydin, Y., The future of planning: Beyond growth dependence, Editore: Bristol University Press, Anno edizione: 2013, ISBN: 1-4473-0841-7 http://web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail/detail?vid=0&sid=3e21ded1-6f0a-49b7-a716-67114ae356f2%40sdc-v-sessmgr02&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#AN=643523&db=nlebk
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaWaldheim, C., The landscape urbanism reader, Editore: Princeton architectural press, Anno edizione: 2006, ISBN: 1568984391 http://opac.biblio.polimi.it/SebinaOpac/.do?idDoc=0134808&tabDoc=tabloca
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaFirley, E.; Grön, K., The urban masterplanning handbook, Editore: Wiley, Anno edizione: 2013, ISBN: 978-04-7097-225-0
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaForman, Richard T. T., Urban ecology : science of cities, Editore: Cambridge university press, Anno edizione: 2014, ISBN: 978-11-07-00700-0
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaHeath, T.; Carmona, M.; Oc, T.; Tiesdell, S., Public Places - Urban Spaces, Editore: Architectural Press, Anno edizione: 2010, ISBN: 9781856179041
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaKnieling, J.; Othengrafen, F., Cities in crisis. Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities, Editore: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2016, ISBN: 978-11-388-5002-6
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaLemes de Oliveira, F.; Mell, Ian, Planning Cities with Nature, Editore: Springer, Anno edizione: 2019, ISBN: 3-030-01865-2
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaPalermo, P. C.; Ponzini, D., Spatial planning and urban development : critical perspectives, Editore: Springer, Anno edizione: 2010
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaAndré Corboz, Il territorio come palinsesto, Anno edizione: 1985

in Casabella, 516, settembre 1985, pp. 22-27

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaBurdett R., Rode P, Shaping Cities in an Urban Age, Editore: Phaidon, Anno edizione: 2018
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaFranoise Choay, La regola e il modello. Sulla teoria dell'architettura e dell'urbanistica, Editore: Officina Edizioni, Anno edizione: 1986
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaGilles Clément, Manifesto del Terzo paesaggio, Editore: Quodlibet, Anno edizione: 2005
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaReyner Banham, Los Angeles. The architecture of four ecologies, Editore: University of California Press, Anno edizione: 1971
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaRichard Sennett, Building and Dwelling, Editore: Allen Lane, Anno edizione: 2018

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