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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Ferré Chiara , Scazzosi Lionella
Cfu 8.00 Tipo insegnamento Corso Integrato
Didattica innovativa L'insegnamento prevede  4.0  CFU erogati con Didattica Innovativa come segue:
  • Cotutela con mondo esterno
  • Soft Skills

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

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The integrate course aims to give the basic knowledge and methods to read and assess, at different scales, the landscapes and interpret relationships between environment, soils and humans, in the present and the past. A special focus is given on landscapes and changes in landscapes from a historical, cultural and pedological point of view. A key issue is how soil influences human activities and how human activities, cultures and society use and transform soil characteristics and related landscapes.

The issue is developed by two modules, strictly related.

The main topics of the Module 1 (Interpretation of urban and rural landscapes):  landscape as product of the interaction between humans and environment; theoretical concepts,  methodological process and tools  to interpret  and assess tangible and intangible physical characteristics and values of landscapes, using the main international references and tools; Landscape as resource and heritage: relationships between existing characteristics and planning, management and design strategies and actions.

The main topics of the Module 2 (Soil and natural landscapes) are: soil as an environmental and productive resource, soil and ecosystem services, soil degradation and conservation, soil-landscape relationships, soil and land evaluation. 

Learning activities are organized through:

- field excursions, common for the two courses

- lectures and seminars held by teachers, and contributions of Italian and foreign experts

- tutoring in the classroom

- supplementary activities extra classroom (personal study; report composition).

A specific workshop, common for the two modules, is the "Landscape Role-play": it is a pedagogical set-up, carried out by students, aiming to recreate dialog and negotiation situations on a landscape related controversy.


Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Knowledge and understanding: to acquire basic knowledge and skills to read landscapes, survey and describe soil and interpret relationships between soil, environment and humans in its past and recent dynamics.

Applaying knowledge and understanding: to use the basic knowledge to read and understand a landscape  in accordance with the principles and methods proposed, describe soil, evaluate landscape and soil quality and interpret soil-landscape relationships.

Making judgements: to use the basic knowledge to support designs or plans according to characteristics of places (landscapes and soils) and their past and recent dynamics, understand actual and potential land use sustainability, evaluate the quality of soils and landscapes and predict soil and landscape vulnerability and potentialities, in relation with human activities.

Communication skills: the exercise to produce a synthetic report on soil and landscapes relationships of a selected real case help to achieve ability to clearly and briefly present and discuss the main issues to specialists and non-specialists.

Lifelong learning skills:  ability in reading and assessing landscapes and soils and their relationships, using methodological approaches achieved during the course and in the exercises and study visits; ability in group collaboration achieved in the report definition; learning skills to autonomously explore the issues within their specific competences, to establish interdisciplinary relationships (consideration of multidisciplinary approaches) and infra-disciplinary relationships (consideration of stakeholders points of view) in the definitions of strategies and tools.

Argomenti trattati

Module 1 -Interpretation of urban and rural landscapes.

In detail, the educational contents of the Module 1 are: the main cultural approaches and institutional strategies and tools for landscapes interpretation at world and European levels;  international and national tools to read and assess landscapes (atlas, catalogues, assessment procedures, etc.); some disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to read and assess tangible and intangible characteristics and values of landscapes as product of the action and interaction of humans and nature.

Exercises: critical evaluation and improvement of an existing landscape project using one or few approaches and tools presented during the lessons.

Module 2 – Soil and natural landscapes

The contents in detail are: 

Soil survey and description, soil quality and degradation, soil and land evaluation, soil and landscape relationships: in general and in the Lombardy case.

Exercises: soil map reading and interpretation; reading and interpretation of land capability and land suitability maps

Common Exercises for the two modules:

-field excursions will offer the opportunity to visit different landscapes and to describe and interpret soil-landscape relationships.


Modalità di valutazione

For the Module 1, during the course, a learning progress checks will be scheduled and the results will be taken into account in determining the outcome of the final exam evaluation. 
For the Module 2, part of the evaluation will be based on a written test, which will include closed and opened questions.

The final evaluation will be completed with an oral discussion common to the two modules-


Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaScazzosi Lionella (ed.), Reading the landscape. International comparisons, Editore: Gangemi, Anno edizione: 2002
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaScazzosi Lionella, Policies and cultures of landscapes, Editore: Gangemi, Anno edizione: 1999
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaAlexander, E. B, Soils in natural landscapes, Editore: CRC Press, Anno edizione: 2013
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaGiordano A, Pedologia, Editore: UTET, Torino, Anno edizione: 1999
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaHillel D., Soil in the environment: crucible of terrestrial life, Editore: Academic Press, Anno edizione: 2007
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaMcKenzie, N. J., Grundy, M. J., Webster, R., & Ringrose-Voase, A. J., Guidelines for surveying soil and land resources, Editore: CSIRO PUBLISHING., Anno edizione: 2008
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaOsman, K. T, Soil degradation, conservation and remediation, Editore: Springer, Anno edizione: 2013
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaPrevitali, Suoli, Editore: Casati & Pace, Scienze della Terra, vol. 2, Anno edizione: 1996
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaPrevitali, Elementi di geopedologia. Genesi e geografia dei suoli (con Glossario pedologico), Editore: CUEM, Milano, Anno edizione: 2000
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaShepherd, G, Visual soil assessment: field guide for cropping, Anno edizione: 2000
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaWhite, R. E, Principles and practice of soil science: the soil as a natural resource, Editore: John Wiley & Sons, Anno edizione: 2013
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaScazzosi Lionella, Landscape and Cultural Landscape: European Landscape Convention and Unesco Policy. In: UNESCO (ed), Cultural Landscapes: the Challenge of Conservation, , Editore: UNESCO: Paris, Anno edizione: 2003, Fascicolo: World Heritage Papers 7, pp. 55-59 https://whc.unesco.org/en/series/7/
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaRosina E., Scazzosi L. (eds.), The Conservation and Enhancement of built and landscape Heritage, Editore: Milano: Poliscript, Anno edizione: 2018, ISBN: 978-88-6493-039-8 https://re.public.polimi.it/retrieve/handle/11311/1050122/275347/Pubblicazione%20Mondonico_290318_DEF-compressed.pdf
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEmilio Sereni, History of the Italian Agricultural Landscape, Editore: Princeton University Press, Anno edizione: 1997

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 80:00 120:00

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Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
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