The goal of the course is to enable students to approach the theoretical basis and the main research methods of urban planning and design. While being a unitary discipline, urban planning has been the subject of numerous interpretations that have proposed several conceptualizations of its social role, with obvious consequences on its representation (both theoretical and practical) and its professional experiences. In the 19th and 20th century, under the pressure of powerful processes of capitalist development, urban planning has been oriented to growth and modernization in social, economic and urban terms. Today, new factors such as climate change, population ageing, the long-lasting economic crisis, and the pervasiveness of digital technology, are all contributing to alter the urban and social scenarios, thereby raising new and urgent planning issues.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
The knowledge provided by the course will allow students to integrate and reframe more critically the teaching received in the urban planning studio attended in the first year. Lectures and exercise sessions will allow students to understand the historical development of the planning discipline and its variegated approaches as related to political cultures, economic systems, and territorial patterns. Furthermore, the course will allow students to compare and adapt best planning practices of the 20th century to contemporary urban problems.
The course is aimed at introducing the main stages in the evolution of the planning system within the European framework, with a time frame spanning from the post Industrial Revolution to the present day.
The relation between social thinking, cultural movements, economical events, institutional and regulatory justification is introduced as a framework to understand how the evolution of planning has been shaped. Furthermore, to comprehend on how planning is an intertwining system of policy and political intervention amidst a range of governmental and private interests and expectations from different stakeholders.
In addition, the course will demonstrate, through examples and case studies, how the contents of planning and urban design disciplines have been developed according to the changing evidence of the main urban problems and issues. The changing role of planners will also be discussed within the context of globalization, and by considering the growing awareness of the current environmental conditions and the arising economic crisis (the following questions are addresses: what is urban planning in a changing society? why and for whom we plan? what planning and urban design have to do with social justice?)
Through fourteen ex-cathedra lectures the major topics are presented by prof. Corinna Morandi and invited scholars.
A final seminar is organized to discuss some contemporary planning issues dealt with from different perspectives.
A one-day field trip is proposed to face in depth the outcomes of different urban planning phases.
During the educational path the sequence of the courses and the order of registration of the related exam must follow the priority specified in the study programme regulation.
Modalità di valutazione
The evaluation is based on the discussion of some theoretical aspects presented in the lectures and in the bibliography and, for attending students, on the study visit.
The students who have attended at least 60% of the lectures and delivered the three written exercises requested, will receive a mark according to the average results. For attending students who just lack some written exercises, an oral exam will focus on the missing part of the program.
Non attending students will be evaluated through an oral exam concerning the whole bibliography.
The complete bibliography will be introduced to the students at the beginning of the course and uploaded on BEEP, for both attending and non attending students.
Questions are adressed individually and are aimed at verifying the readings' knowledge and the student's ability in finding relations among the topics developed during the course.
Morandi Corinna, Milan. The great urban transformation , Editore: Marsilio, Venezia, Anno edizione: 2007, ISBN: 978-88-317-9365
Taylor, Nigel, Urban Planning Theory since 1945, Editore: Sage Publications, Anno edizione: 1998, ISBN: 0761960945
Tipo Forma Didattica
Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese