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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2014/2015
Scuola Scuola di Architettura e Società
Docente Pastore Maria Chiara
Cfu 4.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1136) ARCHITETTURA***AZZZZ096584 - URBAN DESIGN FOR DEVELOPMENT

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

Sub-Saharan Africa’s demographic boom will radically change the urban environment. Cities are expanding at fast rate, and they need plans. Kigali, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Accra, Arusha, Maputo, just to name few, are all undergoing major revision of the old Master Plans for their cities. Stunning, supermodern, high-rise glass buildings appear in green and neat streets. Eco-self-sufficient smart cities, reminding in their images new Asian and Gulf urban environments (Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Masdar), are the new target for the planning authorities. Projects include new areas of development, densification processes, and redevelopment of old areas through vertical expansion and change in program (business districts, office and retail). These plans do not consider the reality of these cities, inhabited in large part by low-income earners that occupy informally the city lands. Slum upgrading processes, community enhancement programmes, climate change projects, are, on the other side, some of the numerous projects that consider consolidated areas of the cities, where most of the people live and work.  The two planning approaches strictly refer to top-down strategy approach (first) and bottom-up inclusive approach (second).

The course main aim is to study how cities and metropolitan areas change in Global South contexts. It seeks therefore to build a critical sensibility to urban planning theory, urban design methodologies and skills, and their localised application in a variety of international contexts. The course aims to study form, formation and functioning of cities in rapid urbanizing contexts, by observing the processes of regeneration, growth, and management.

The course allows students to develop a common vocabulary and a set of concepts that can be used to analyse, understand, and study the dynamics of urban areas in the Global South.

Objectives and Methods

From the methodological point of view the course includes a series of lectures that provide students with a comprehensive view on the most important literature on the subject of urban design in development contexts; it intends to analyse a series of case studies in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to examine challenges, scenarios, scale of the projects, and the different design approaches to be compared.

 The course will:

1. Develop the necessary techniques and methodologies to analyse case studies;

2. Introduce concepts of urban design and planning that reinforce development opportunities in the Global South context;

3. Help to understand that urban design and planning ambitions are influenced by a wide variety of factors: physical, economic, political, social, and cultural.

Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

The assessment for the course will be based on an individual exercise and an oral exam. Marks will be awarded for the individual exercise that incorporate a critical understanding of theory and an oral exam that will be based on the course contents and on the presentation of the individual exercise. An evaluation of students’ engagement in the course including lectures, and seminars will be integral to the final mark.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaSusan Parnell, Edgar Pieterse, Africa's Urban Revolution: Policy Pressures, Editore: Zed Books, Anno edizione: 2014, ISBN: 1780325215
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEdgar Pieterse, City Futures: Confronting the Crisis of Urban Development, Editore: Zed Books Ltd, Anno edizione: 2008, ISBN: 1842775413
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaN. Heynen, M. Kaika, E. Swyngedouw, In the Nature of Cities: Urban Political Ecology and the Politics of Urban Metabolism, Editore: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2006, ISBN: 0415368286
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaWolman, Abel, The metabolism of cities. , Editore: Scientific American, Anno edizione: 1965
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMichael Larice, Elizabeth Macdonald, The Urban Design Reader, Editore: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2012, ISBN: 0415668085

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